WSJ: Verizon Wireless to announce Apple iPhone deal on Tuesday, January 11th

Custom ZAGG Skins for iPhone 4!“The iPhone is finally coming to Verizon Wireless,” Shayndi Raice and Yukari Iwatani Kane report for The Wall Street Journal.

“The largest U.S. wireless carrier will make the long-awaited announcement at an event Tuesday in New York City, a person familiar with the matter said Friday,” Raice and Kane report. “The move will for the first time let U.S. consumers choose the network that carries their iPhone and perhaps give them additional pricing options that could affect their monthly bills. It wasn’t immediately clear when Verizon would have the device in stores. The Verizon phone will be similar to the iPhone 4 but run on the carrier’s CDMA technology, people familiar with the matter have said.”

“AT&T has had the iconic device to itself since its introduction in June 2007,” Raice and Kane report. “Since then, the iPhone has fueled much of the carrier’s subscriber growth and has given it a solid lead in smartphone customers.”

Raice and Kane report, “While Verizon’s network is popularly perceived to be better than AT&T’s, it has yet to be tested by the heavy volume of data use that accompanies the iPhone. The carrier has been strengthening and testing its network for months to avoid the public relations nightmare AT&T has suffered from, one person familiar has said.”

Read more in the full article here.

MacDailyNews Take: Fellow Americans, our long national nightmare will soon be over! Verizon customers will have no reason to settle for pretend iPhones!

42 Comments

  1. Hmmmm … CDMA … and some people said Apple never would make an iPhone for a dead end tech. Some people should stop trying to guess what Steve Jobs is going to do!

    I am surprised though that this is a Verizon event and not an Apple one.

  2. I will stay w. ATT, thanks. VZ IP4 will release BW and put some price pressure benefitting customers.
    Agree here w. MDN: there will be no more excuses and real comparison between iOS and Android can now happen.

    This is very good news for consumers!

  3. Gosh I can’t wait to see what excuse folks come up with if the holy Verizon can’t handle the traffic. I have no issues with AT&T. Verizon is a terrible company to deal with.

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