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