Verizon branded Apple iPhone to be introduced just after CES; what will happen to AT&T?

According to Bloomberg Businessweek, Big Red will finally introduce the Verizon branded Apple iPhone after CES to be followed by a more formal announcement before Valentine's day...
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69 Comments

12. obamabinladin

Posts: 13; Member since: Nov 23, 2010

this is bullshit they have been saying this since 2007, at&t and apple have a contract until 2012. Verizon would be a monopoly if they got the iPhone and business's don't want to see that. Verizon won't get it because the supply and demand won't match the reason apple went to at&t is because there GSM and they didnt have alot of costumers and wanted to make an impact. If the iPhone goes to Verizon it would destroy the inferstructure of Blackberry and Motorola's Droid. The droid is a big hit for Verizon and Motorola would have just wasted Billions of $ for no reason and you wouldn't hear the name Motorola anymore. what about the ad's against the iPhone from Verizon lets not forget. Apple and at&t both attacked Verizon for those ad's. if the iPhone goes to any CDMA carrier in the USA it would go to Sprint because like at&t in the past they didn't have a alot of costumers and apple wants to be the big impact guy because they will make $ out of it. everything is about money in the world. do you really think at&t who made millions off the iPhone as it's cash crop will give it a way? this is not a biased opinion it's a realistic and business point of view.

40. CRICKETownz

Posts: 980; Member since: Oct 24, 2009

When's the last time you seen Verizon attacking the iPhone? It hasn't been since the very beginning of the antenna issue which was (seems like) ages ago. Ever since then their attacks have been directed towards At&t as a Wireless company. If this is business my guess is that Verizon is about business as well and its not up to them to worry about if Motorola or Blackberry will be able to tread water...that's on those manufacturer's to remain relevant. Now we all know there are several customers on the Verizon network that are envious of the iPhone (from what I can tell they are envious of the hype) and can't wait but there are just as many that aren't moved by the phone at all. That's the beauty of having the iPhone on the Verizon network, variety. From webOs to WP7 to have all of those platforms on one network offering is a smart business decision (with the exception of Symbian which is failing miserably anyway). In this day and age its safe to safe to say mobile technology is breaking all kinds of barriers.

60. jd829

Posts: 155; Member since: Feb 24, 2010

Well until vzw gets it, at&t is the only carrier to offer every OS, including symbian as horrible as I think it is. Pretty sure at&t will be just fine without iphone exclusivity.

68. CRICKETownz

Posts: 980; Member since: Oct 24, 2009

that's true...they do have every OS but the unfortunate thing about At&t is that no one ever searches them out for service. iPhone is the only reason for consumers interest in their service. their Android line up is not that great WP7 is new to the game and iOs is the only upper hand that they have on everyone else. now where i dont think the loss of exclusivity isnt going to make or break them i think it will be damaging.

13. Fallout

Posts: 20; Member since: Apr 22, 2010

At&t is the 2nd biggest telco in the world. I think they'll be fine

14. Fallout

Posts: 20; Member since: Apr 22, 2010

whoops, in the US

16. Daryl209

Posts: 18; Member since: Jul 27, 2010

I really hope this finally happens. I have neither service, but I really hope AT&T see's this as a wake up call and does something about their network

17. Kblakeshot

Posts: 10; Member since: Jan 05, 2010

Will all you dumbfukks saying Verizon is not getting the iPhone SHUT UP! If you seriously think the iPhone will not be on Verizon within the next 3 months your an IDOITS. Quit the whining! Geez

27. a3k unregistered

"Idoits" lol

18. jaabubby

Posts: 38; Member since: Jan 16, 2010

I have the DX and see no reason to switch to the iPhone. It works very well for me. Looking forward to the Droid Thunderbolt!! More and more rumors will come out since CES is right around the corner. Competition is good. The consumer will win in the longrun.

41. CRICKETownz

Posts: 980; Member since: Oct 24, 2009

I'm with you there...I've been waiting on a 4.3" full touch HTC device. Love the Sense IU and HTC in general. I'm Thunderboltin it, iPhone who?

20. overratediphone

Posts: 26; Member since: Sep 09, 2009

my friends cousins boyfriend used to housesit for someone that lived next door to someone who worked as a janitor in a building down the street from apple headquarters and he said that Verizon is getting the iphone 2 days and 3 hours after Columbus day sometime possibly within the next few years ... maybe

23. afune1 unregistered

Who cares if Verizon gets the Iphone. It will be only the 4th or 5th best device they carry.My Droid X blows it away in every measurable way. The Sheep that follow madison ave to decide what to buy can have the thing

26. hawk62

Posts: 320; Member since: Nov 21, 2009

no it doesn't. i know i have an x sitting in box and listed on craigslist

50. Whateverman

Posts: 3295; Member since: May 17, 2009

Oh yeah it does! That display is beautiful, but that ain't enough to stop me from getting the Droid X. This is the best phone on the market right now IMO. The iP4 is bland at best, even after you jailbreak it. Good games though.

25. beillax unregistered

I heard that the verizon iPhone will come out in Feburary and a world iPhone will come out in the Summer. That's just what I have heard so far and I hope it happens.I'm with t-mobile now using a jailbroken iPhone and I could wait 5 months until the world one comes out. I's supposed to use a qualcomm band or something like that.

29. misteranderson unregistered

All the people that say it's not coming know just as much as the people that say it is coming, which is nothing really. You're all arguing for no reason. I'll sit back happily, use my BB, and just see what happens. Chill out folks.

30. XxxCalebxxX

Posts: 14; Member since: Jun 30, 2010

they cried wolf too much

32. schafga unregistered

I think it will be great if VZ gets the iPhone. In fact, I wish all carriers had it as you know who would benefit the most....us consumers. More competition = lower prices!!!!

33. Jojofromdabay

Posts: 39; Member since: Apr 06, 2010

well for the record if apple launches a verizon iphone in january feb march april may june and so on it's not going to make a difference to me because my up grade is in september at verizon an yes im going to get the 1st iphone on verizon whether i spend 199 or 499 + an yes other people feel the same so yes it's going to make a huge impact in either month because we are tired of the bs and untrue reports.

44. theBankRobber unregistered

I can't believe people think Sprint will lose customers like that, Iphone didn't move people from Sprint this year, the Evo moved at&t customers to Sprint from the iPhone 4. If Verizon gets it then good for them, people will leave at&t for the Verizon iphone, if sprint customers wanted the iPhone they would have left, also on a note that they both still have higher plans then Sprint and offer less so why would they leave unless they are in a area where Verizon has the best coverage.

45. InspectorGadget80 unregistered

The only bad thing bout CDMA phones you can't used it world wide. GSM have a popular phone band withs. But to me as a AT&T Subscriber I could care less cause I really really need a good ANDROID DEVICE RIGHT NOW. cause I'm sick and tired of AT&T not getting all the good phones so I'm happy it's leaving AT&T now and plus my contract isn't even over. If it moves to Verizon it will still have more problems with their calls thanks to APPLE.

47. Esteban McReina unregistered

Iusacell Mexico is already selling de iPhone CDMA version, why Verizon no.

49. Rawrzellers

Posts: 224; Member since: Aug 22, 2010

AT&T still won't take the hint that their network sucks ass.

51. TheEclectic

Posts: 77; Member since: Sep 23, 2009

If I were to even consider switching from my Moto Droid it would only be to a phone with 4G, dual-core processor, and a resolution to match - if not exceed - the retina display.

54. spinelessrabbit

Posts: 35; Member since: Dec 28, 2010

if verizon get the iphone good i cant wait to see all those people experience dropped calls when thier network gets slammed with all that traiifc verizon sucks

62. therygy

Posts: 94; Member since: May 24, 2010

yea, that is a good point. i bet Verizon will get over powered and just have to completely shut down, then AT&T will take over all their bands and become one huge carrier, then they willl suck up T-Mobile and Sprint (which will be easy because sprint SUCKSSS) AT&T will then conquor the world.

56. spinelessrabbit

Posts: 35; Member since: Dec 28, 2010

and att network has always been good it the crappy software thats developed by those overpaid idiodical apple It guys the os has never be efficient enough with att's network its the phone people for the real smartless ones

70. networkdood

Posts: 6330; Member since: Mar 31, 2010

My cappy gets 4MPBS download and 1.6 upload....I am happy...with 3G

57. Youre All Retards unregistered

I work for ATT and you all have got to be the best group of morons ever. FIRST OFF, the iPhone is GARBAGE and the only people that buy them are fanboys and people too pathetic to realize that ANY other smartphone offers the same features with better customer service options such as insurance, removeable batteries, no anttena issues, expandable memory and these type of basics. Also, Verizon's iPhone WONT be LTE, but that wont be Verizon's fault. Apple will do the same thing they did with the ATT iphone. They will string everyone along for years, making you buy a new iPhone every year just to get minimal improvements. So you might get LTE on the 4th installment of Verizon's iPhone. Apple is pathetic, the iPhone is ONLY for fanboys and retards too stupid to realize they have better options nowadays....So honestly who cares. The iPhone has TERRIBLE reception and sound quality issues which make ATT look worse than they are so when Verizon gets the iPhone the complaints abotu their service will most likely sky rocket just like what happened with ATT. Next, the customer service complaints will come rolling into Verizon because they wont be allowed to insure or offer customer support to the iPhone and they will be sending the issues to Apple stores so that Apple can Activate new replacement iPhones then report them to the stock market as :NEW iOS Activations" while making the customer have to call ahead for an appointment thus making Verizons ratings drop. I hope EVERY carrier gets the iPhone so people can find out how BAD the iPhone really is.
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