Archive for Tuesday, January 11, 2011

Verizon will start selling iPhone 4 in early February 2011

January 11, 2011

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Lowell McAdam, left, Verizon President and COO, and Tim Cook, COO of Apple, announce that Verizon Wireless will carry Apple's iPhone, Tuesday, Jan. 11, 2011 in New York. Verizon Wireless and Apple@ today announced that the iPhone@ 4 will be available on the Verizon Wireless network beginning on Thursday, February 10. Qualified Verizon Wireless customers will be given the exclusive opportunity to pre-order iPhone 4 online on February 3, ahead of general availability.

Lowell McAdam, left, Verizon President and COO, and Tim Cook, COO of Apple, announce that Verizon Wireless will carry Apple's iPhone, Tuesday, Jan. 11, 2011 in New York. Verizon Wireless and Apple@ today announced that the iPhone@ 4 will be available on the Verizon Wireless network beginning on Thursday, February 10. Qualified Verizon Wireless customers will be given the exclusive opportunity to pre-order iPhone 4 online on February 3, ahead of general availability.

— Verizon Wireless says it will start selling a version of the iPhone 4 in early February, giving U.S. iPhone buyers a choice of carriers for the first time.

Since its 2007 debut, Apple Inc.'s phone has been sold exclusively for AT&T;'s network in the U.S.

Verizon Communications Inc.'s chief operating officer, Lowell McAdam, is making the announcement Tuesday in New York. He's joined by Apple COO Tim Cook, who calls it "the beginning of a great relationship between Verizon and Apple."

Sales are to begin Feb. 10 with pre-orders starting Feb. 3. The price will be $200 or $300 with a two-year contract, depending on the model, about the same as the iPhone through AT&T.;

Apple issued its press release at 11:11 a.m. on Jan. 11, 2011, or 1/11/11.

Comments

maxcrabb 5 years, 10 months ago

I know how you feel, but I'd wait a few more months and see just how badly this hampers Verizon's network. They have excellent 3G (and "4G" ahem) in certain areas that AT&T can barely provide Edge network connections, but there will be a noticeable jump in network activity all around that will make all things seem equal. The long haul is what will be interesting to watch. What I can't believe is the knee jerk reaction of AT&T trying to lock people into longer contracts, instead of offering more flexible plans that would convince people to stick around and see things out. Not to mention their new "We have 4G!" marketing campaign that offers no real network improvement, just a name change.

maxcrabb 5 years, 10 months ago

We do! That's why we read the article and commented on it!...why did you?

skinny 5 years, 10 months ago

T-Mobile is next to get the Iphone so I think I'll wait.

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