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Verizon Gets the iPhone

January 11, 2011 15:40:21.670

The rumors were true - Verizon does in fact have the iPhone, as of February 10. However, it's probably not the Verizon iPhone you want - it's CDMA based, without access to the new Verizon LTE network. Additionally, Apple is going to be out with a new iPhone this summer, which means that anyone buying now is getting a pre-obsolete brick - and one that won't work outside North America as well.

Everyone else can rush for the exits and get one - I'll be sitting still on ATT. Why? For all the fuss, I simply have not seen the problems you read about so much. Even when I've traveled to New York, the phone has worked out fine.

Engadget has pretty full coverage - you can read lots more over there.

posted by James Robertson


Re: Verizon Gets the iPhone

[Mike Brazinski] January 11, 2011 16:02:20.174

The Wi-Fi hotspot is a pretty cool feature though.

Re: Verizon Gets the iPhone

[Troy Brumley] January 11, 2011 16:24:08.184

FAQ I saw on the VZW site disputes the CDMA, claiming instead that it will work out of the country and uses 3G.

[link 1]

I realize that's all subject to change, but that's my reading as of an hour ago.

[1 http://support.vzw.com/faqs/iphone/iphone_faq.html]

Re: Verizon Gets the iPhone

[anonymous] January 11, 2011 16:32:07.594

Yes, the 20 countries that have CDMA (mostly Caribbean nations). Just no countries in Europe!

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