I don't know about you but I can't wait for the iPhone (and tablet for that matter) to come to Verizon Wireless. It's simply a better network in my area. Obvious disclaimers apply here. Coverage varies by location, your mileage will vary.
Rumors have swirled about Apple and Verizon Wireless since 2007 when Verizon reportedly passed on the iPhone exclusive because they couldn't come to terms with Apple on distribution.
Apple only wanted to sell the iPhone through Verizon stores or the Apple retail stores, locking out other Verizon distributors such as Wal-Mart and Best Buy.
It's fitting that Apple would switch to Verizon as a carrier partner for the iPhone, AT&T has been nothing but a drag on the success of the iPhone. Its network frequently ranks at the bottom of consumer surveys on things like customer care and call quality.
Recently, both iPhone 4 and the Apple tablet have been rumored to be coming to Verizon's CDMA network in the U.S. A report by Clayton Morris for FOXNews.com claims that both AT&T and Verizon Wireless will be getting access to Apple's rumored tablet based on information from sources at the two companies.
Apple is in talks with both AT&T and Verizon to support the tablet, according to sources within the companies: One version of the device will run on CDMA networks such as Verizon's, and one will operate on GSM networks like that owned by AT&T.
As I noted at the beginning of December 2009, The grass isn’t always greener on the other side of the digital fence though, young jedi. VZW still uses the creaky CDMA network (no world phone here!) and its service plans have a history of being more expensive. Pick your poison.