Verizon iPhone 4 available on 10 February, mobile hotspot included

Yes, the iPhone 4 is coming to Verizon. Unfortunately, it is the same device that launched last year on AT&T.
Written by Matthew Miller, Contributing Writer

We can all finally stop talking about the rumors of the iPhone 4 on Verizon Wireless as they just made it official on the Verizon site. You will be able to pick up the Verizon iPhone 4 for $199.99 for 16GB or $299.99 for 32GB starting on 10 February. Current Verizon customers can sign up to reserve one before they are available to everyone else, starting around 3 February.

While this is great news for Verizon customers who want the iPhone, there is nothing special about this iPhone 4 compared to the AT&T one released last year. However, there may be a mobile hotspot feature that AT&T has not provided, but we will have to wait to find out more about this option and what the fees will be for it. There is no LTE inside so no support for simultaneous voice and data. As has been pointed out numerous times here on ZDNet there are plenty of reasons to think twice about this iPhone as the market has changed significantly since 2007 when the original iPhone launched. Sascha Segan put together a great post on why the iPhone 4 on Verizon is no mobile Messiah that I recommend you check out.

There is no information on monthly minimum pricing, but you will be required to have a Nationwide voice plan and a data plan to buy the iPhone 4.

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