Verizon iPhone - All you need to know!

Summary:Everything you need to know from the Verizon iPhone announcement, distilled into concise, easy to swallow bullet-points.

Everything you need to know from the Verizon iPhone announcement, distilled into concise, easy to swallow bullet-points.

(Updates real-time as they happen)

  • iPhone 4 to be offered to Verizon customers.
  • Availability 02:10:11.
  • CDMA support only, no LTE.
  • Price starting at $199 for 16GB, $299 for 32GB handset (2-year contract and data bundle required).
  • Mobile hotspot (tethering) for up to five devices included (unknown at this point whether this will be free or not).
  • Because the handset is CDMA and not GSM, no simultaneous voice and data.
  • No details announced on data plans or pricing.
  • Option to purchase handset contract-free for full retail price.
  • According to Apple COO Tim Cook, 4G wasn't offered because it would have meant too much of a redesign. No LTE because Verizon wanted to take advantage of its 3G network.
  • Looks like that iPhone chassis leak the other day was the CDMA iPhone 4. The position of the mute switch and volume controls have been moved slightly to (I assume) accomodate antanna changes and/or internal changes. Verizon FAQ confirms this by saying that existing iPhone 4 cases and covers may not work on the Verizon model:   Q: If I have an iPhone 4 on another wireless carrier and switch to an iPhone 4 on Verizon Wireless, will all of my accessories be compatible?   A: Most accessories should work, however you may find that cases and covers could be different depending on the product manufacturer.
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Topics: Mobility


Adrian Kingsley-Hughes is an internationally published technology author who has devoted over a decade to helping users get the most from technology -- whether that be by learning to program, building a PC from a pile of parts, or helping them get the most from their new MP3 player or digital camera.Adrian has authored/co-authored technic... Full Bio

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