Is Verizon testing the iPhone 4G on its LTE network?

The rumor that never dies is alive again as reports have surfaced that Verizon is testing a CDMA iPhone on its 4G LTE network...
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47 Comments

42. E.N.

Posts: 2610; Member since: Jan 25, 2009

True. And don't forget the "there's a map for that" commerical that they made. But what I really think is ironic is how once again the iphone is the most popular article read on this site and probably has the most comments right now too. It's funny how the haters say that it is old news and outdated and such, but the the articles are always the most popular and have the most comments.

47. YouLostTheGame

Posts: 441; Member since: Dec 11, 2008

People love to hate things. I personally would love to see the iPhone come to VZW. I'm not leaving a great network for a shitty one to have a cool phone. But as a dedicated Mac user, it would be nice to have something that syncs and works so seamlessly with my computer. The gripes I had with the iPhone are almost entirely gone with the update of OS 3.0, with the exception of no removable battery and now micro SD card slot. Those would be nice features to have but alas, will prolly never happen. Would still appreciate the ability to choose to have one with my current network.

16. demusglyn

Posts: 4; Member since: Sep 15, 2009

Apple will not any carrier branding on the iphone;a direct violation of v's business style

17. iceman23

Posts: 31; Member since: Sep 21, 2009

If the iPhone went LTE it doesn't mean that it will also go CDMA. LTE will most likely be strictly Data. This would leave the 4g iphone without voice if it was on verizon... Remember "One Phone One World"

19. vzw fanman

Posts: 1977; Member since: Dec 11, 2008

well verizon is sure keeping busy with their phone production.

20. drewsky

Posts: 147; Member since: Jan 04, 2009

Well I hope so!! Then ATT can stop using the Iphone as their flaggship phone, and get a REAL high-end phone!!!

22. vzw fanman

Posts: 1977; Member since: Dec 11, 2008

i agree with you man.

37. artz1986

Posts: 453; Member since: Mar 11, 2009

Technically, a phones technology doesn't necessarily make the phone 'high end'.

39. drewsky

Posts: 147; Member since: Jan 04, 2009

Huh? Whatch you talking bout

26. WnnaFghtAboutIt

Posts: 149; Member since: Aug 31, 2009

this device is real...its all black and the apple logo is a charcoal grey...its meant to blend in and not pick up attention...no verizon logos on it at all...its being tested in boston and seattle, so take a look around for it people that live in those areas....its slightly longer than a standard but you cant really tell if you're not up close... i have held this device in my hand and there really is nothing different from the at&t version so far other than the ridiculous speeds on the 4g and the voice clarity...the testers are reporting less than a 2% call drop as opposed to the over 22% that at&t gives out...

40. YouLostTheGame

Posts: 441; Member since: Dec 11, 2008

What is your relationship to the VZW as far as employment is concerned? Are you being an ass or for real?

41. DOGIEFRESH

Posts: 316; Member since: Jul 15, 2009

Yeahh right it was a current iphone model in your hands and you have your eyes closed dreaming it will be some day with the big red.....!!!

31. jherz6

Posts: 217; Member since: May 23, 2008

Well ladies and gent's those of you waiting for a iphone from VZW keep waiting From what Ive been able to find out are two different thing's First that VZW will release the iphone sometime in 10, That was about four months ago from a buddy who's a manager for VZW. Second of which I heard today that VZW will not be offering the iphone and will be going with the google phone instead an android either htc or moto. Apple does not want to release control of the iphone and will not Verizon wants to be able to support there customers, and have to send there customers to a apple store for support on there phone, and frankly I wouldn't buy a iphone if I had to go somewhere else for support The hook of the iphone is all the apps, and they don't want to loose control of that, that there afraid that VZW will want to make them and Vcast. Well BB didn't have to and vcast music can be added if I want . Without all those apps the iphone is no better than a cricket phone. I like others commenting before me have said they prefer a real high end phone and so do I.

32. traedmark

Posts: 11; Member since: Sep 30, 2009

Verizon and AT&T are both going to deploy LTE technology for their 4G network. It makes sense that Apple would develop a LTE iPhone. Even if only AT&T can sell it retail, there is a good chance it will be able to utilize the Verizon network as well. The device won't even need CDMA technology, as Verizon's LTE network is supposed to handle data, and voice. Then again this is all speculation pieced together from various articles.

45. rjt185

Posts: 257; Member since: Jun 11, 2009

Verizon's LTE network will be used for data only. The LTE Consortium just agreed on using the legacy CDMA networks to route voice until a VOIP can be developed in 4G LTE networks. The latter is still more than a year away.

33. axiomseekr

Posts: 1; Member since: Oct 20, 2009

" CDMA version of the iPhone on Big Red's 4G LTE network." What 4G LTE network?? Verizon's LTE is still in a very nascent stage, they even confirmed that only 30 markets will be live at some point in 2010 and the priority will be to sell data cards. For the IPhone to perform in a feasible manner, it would have to be a true hybrid phone able to do both 3G and 4G, so customesr could roam freely around the US and not suffer drop calls/ data outages. I truly think this is a smoke screen to gather some momentum for LTE which at this moment has no footprint in the US. WIMAX which avergaes 3-6mps is already available in some cities and by late next year in 80 markets. I say build an all new IPhone with a 4G WIMAX chip that can also handle CDMA 3G, put it on the Sprint Network which has 40 million less customers (less hog) and watch that puppy run as smooth as butter...

34. Mateo8326

Posts: 472; Member since: Jul 15, 2009

Who really Cares now honestly! Nothing last forever it's all gonna be about Android anyway so what does it really matter. And as for 4g woop dee do if there ain't no 4g towers anywhere you still be usuing 3g network and below. 4g is only activately in use in eroupe so 4g ain't really a big deal.
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