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Mysteria On May 19, 2014
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A Small Town, Texas
#1New Post! Jan 20, 2011 @ 18:29:41
Verizon officially getting iPhone on Feb. 3

Notice that Steve Jobs didn't confirm that?

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There's been talk about it for quite some time but according to an article published in October, no one has confirmed the rumors.

https://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424052748703735804575536191649347572.html

"It was unclear how soon that version would be available to Verizon or other carriers."

"At a press conference Wednesday, Verizon Communications Inc. President Lowell McAdam declined to comment on whether his company would soon sell an iPhone. "At some point our business interests are going to align," he said, referring to Apple. "I fully expect it, but I don't have anything to say.""

"A spokeswoman for Apple declined to comment."

"John Donovan, AT&T's chief technology officer, wouldn't comment on whether AT&T is losing exclusivity next year but said iPhone buyers would have reason to chose his network over Verizon's. AT&T's network lets users browse the Web while making calls, while Verizon's can't, he said."

"Qualcomm Inc. is providing a key chip set for the new iPhone, according to a person familiar with the matter. A spokeswoman for Qualcomm declined to comment."

My dad is waiting for the iPhone. He likes Verizon's network and he's even said the phone will have a bigger screen than the current 3.5" one. I have not heard about the phone having a larger screen.

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Here is a list of all the rumors:

https://www.pcworld.com/article/200117/verizon_iphone_in_january_wait_a_minute.html
boobagins On August 03, 2013
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Astral Weeks, Florida
#2New Post! Jan 20, 2011 @ 18:34:51
YEs
boobagins On August 03, 2013
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Astral Weeks, Florida
#3New Post! Jan 20, 2011 @ 18:35:06
Kudo me guilty.











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thequietman On August 29, 2018
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Rusty Bullet Hole, Washington
#4New Post! Jan 20, 2011 @ 18:40:29
@Mysteria Said
"John Donovan, AT&T's chief technology officer, wouldn't comment on whether AT&T is losing exclusivity next year but said iPhone buyers would have reason to chose his network over Verizon's.

This part made me chuckle a little bit.
jmo On July 11, 2020
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Yorkshire, United Kingdom
#5New Post! Jan 20, 2011 @ 18:42:51
I have no idea. Does it matter? Here 4 phone carriers have the iPhone. Doesn't make a jot of difference as Apple fix the prices so there is a minimum they can go to.
Mysteria On May 19, 2014
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A Small Town, Texas
#6New Post! Jan 20, 2011 @ 18:54:51
The Android OS can do so much more and surely the screen will not be the size of the HTC EVO's...???

Mysteria On May 19, 2014
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A Small Town, Texas
#7New Post! Jan 20, 2011 @ 18:57:07
@jmo Said

I have no idea. Does it matter? Here 4 phone carriers have the iPhone. Doesn't make a jot of difference as Apple fix the prices so there is a minimum they can go to.



Yes, it does matter. I posted in my OP that my dad is in favor of Verizon and he wants the iPhone.
deal1 On May 06, 2011
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not of this earth,
#8New Post! Jan 20, 2011 @ 18:58:40
Meh, Who cares? Just give me a basic phone with maybe a camera included...I'll be happy!
Mysteria On May 19, 2014
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A Small Town, Texas
#9New Post! Jan 20, 2011 @ 19:00:03
@thequietman Said

This part made me chuckle a little bit.



Well, AT&T's voice/data plans are cheaper and their coverage is good in certain areas that Verizon's is not. Every carrier I know of claims to be the fastest, most reliable.
thequietman On August 29, 2018
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Rusty Bullet Hole, Washington
#10New Post! Jan 20, 2011 @ 19:00:45
@jmo Said

I have no idea. Does it matter? Here 4 phone carriers have the iPhone. Doesn't make a jot of difference as Apple fix the prices so there is a minimum they can go to.

AT&T sucks very much and until now was the only service provider for the iPhone (in the States), not that it matters to me since I don't have an iPhone, but when I had service through AT&T it was nothing but a pain in the ass.
plebian_angel On April 25, 2012
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a great future,
#11New Post! Jan 20, 2011 @ 19:01:24
I have US Cellular. I'm soo happy with them. I'm getting an Android phone soon. I'll be happy with that.
DorkySupergirl On November 02, 2017




, Canada
#12New Post! Jan 20, 2011 @ 19:06:53
Steve Jobs has stepped down from Apple due to pancreatic cancer. Apple has confirmed that Verizon will be carrying the iphone. They will be changing the antenna of the iphone to better work with their network. It will be available for same price and on a two year contract.

Verizon will offer something AT&T does not which will be Mobile Hotspot support. Up to 5 devices can be attached and it will act as MiFi base station. So if that is important to someone, only Verizon has this at the moment.
Mysteria On May 19, 2014
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A Small Town, Texas
#13New Post! Jan 20, 2011 @ 19:08:51
@DorkySupergirl Said

Steve Jobs has stepped down from Apple due to pancreatic cancer. Apple has confirmed that Verizon will be carrying the iphone. They will be changing the antenna of the iphone to better work with their network. It will be available for same price and on a two year contract.

Verizon will offer something AT&T does not which will be Mobile Hotspot support. Up to 5 devices can be attached and it will act as MiFi base station. So if that is important to someone, only Verizon has this at the moment.



Can you post a link? I'd like to read about this and possibly show the article to my dad.
DorkySupergirl On November 02, 2017




, Canada
#14New Post! Jan 20, 2011 @ 19:13:36
@Mysteria Said

Can you post a link? I'd like to read about this and possibly show the article to my dad.


No problem.

https://www.applegazette.com/news/verizon-now-carries-the-iphone-features-new-antenna-design/

That one is the information about Verizon and the iphone.

https://www.associatedcontent.com/article/6238794/steve_jobs_steps_down_as_the_ceo_of.html?cat=15

This one is about Steve Jobs being sick, who is taking over for him and all of that information.
floydgirrl On May 03, 2019
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#15New Post! Jan 20, 2011 @ 19:17:24
I seriously doubt a company as big as Verizon would put out a release date saying they will have the iPhone if Apple hasn't given them the rights. Verizon has been working with Apple for a while now (at least a year) to develop the iPhone on their network.
Read into whatever you want.
and Steve Jobs has gone on a leave of absence, so he probably won't say anything about this.
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