Verizon could still offer the iPhone as a 3G/4G device this summer
posted by Alan F. / May 11, 2010, 1:04 AM
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Ok this is getting retarted to hear about. In the last three days I have heard 5 different versions of what seems to be the same story. And this article has so many flaws that its ridiculous. 20-30 cities this fall and in the next sentence it says full deployment? Voice over LTE??? it doesnt matter since at this time all 4G standards are not capable of producing voice and it really doesnt matter. Really? Really?
posted on Oct 20, 2010, 1:46 AM 0
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the fact of the matter is...none of us have taken part in buildin the phone nor are we technicians for Verizon or LTE so to try to definitively say how this phone will connect to the carrier's services is a long shot...and I hardly trust the knowledge of someone postin in a forum. I don't see why a hybrid iPhone wouldn't be very much possible within the initial LTE launch. But again, iPhone has cried wolf too many times...so I'll believe it when I see it
posted on May 11, 2010, 7:49 AM 0
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LTE can handle voice as a VOIP call routed with they're number. Even current 3G services from providers can handle this if the carriers wanted. But they aren't because they don't want to add any unnecessary bandwidth to they're current 3G network. It actually doesn't take much to make a phone call over the network (3G or 4G) and have it sound good. Good to a point where you don't notice or had no idea. So it's very plausible. Those who have Skype on Verizon can tell you it sounds damn good, and they are using the network and not have to be in a WIFI area.
posted on May 11, 2010, 11:28 AM 0
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They do, with the Skype Mobile, an Exclusive App from Verizon Wireless. +1 for Sinfulta. Verizon doesnt need this phone anymore, we have the money to expand our customer base on our own, thats what great, we dont need a iPhone lemming device for everyone to walk over to us like zombies. We innovate, we reinvent competition.
posted on May 12, 2010, 11:20 AM 0
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Business politics does not do any good to the consumers; Facts and honesty are what the consumers look up to. Apple, AT&T, Verizon & Sprint stop playing with consumers about your products.
posted on May 11, 2010, 8:31 AM 0
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What are the carriers doing to "play with consumers?" Apple and VZW are notoriously tight-lipped. Case in point: The HTC INC that was just released? The CSR's wouldn't even acknowledge it until the day before release. These rumors don't come from the carriers, they come from sites and tech geeks who want to scoop something. They see an FCC posting and spin some wild tale. They hear about some carrier placing an order for 500,000 chipsets and weave some story out of circumstance and supposition.
posted on May 11, 2010, 9:36 AM 0
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I think its bullshit if Verizon only gets it, if they even do. It would be stupid of Apple to not whore out the phone from what Android has been doing to the market. I do agree though with everyone else, this news is so 2008, lol.
posted on May 11, 2010, 10:23 AM 0
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This is getting old Verizon won't get the iphone they don't need it seriously i mean if apple wanted them to have it they would of had it by now apple gots the money to break the contract if it was that serious....lol
posted on May 11, 2010, 11:31 AM 0
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Again, this is just garbage rumors spread by online media in hopes of gaining readers. Verizon was only considered for the iphone at the start back in 2004 and rejected APPLE's offer as the price was too steep for subsidies. AT&T will have an iphone in 2011, and 2012 could be the year that both VERIZON and AT&T get an LTE iphone, depending on the situation.
posted on May 11, 2010, 11:33 AM 0
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Well the fact that At&t will get the new iphone this summer is an absolute given. However the fact that verizon iphone is a strong possibility to be true given. Now everybody knows that when you sign a contract there are a few things that we the people who are looking in dont know. While At&t has exclusivity the contract can be restructured this summer or we can also see a new apple phone all in it self. That would be the smartest thing on be half of apple if iphones are circulating they can still do the same thing they did with laptops no ibook now macbook which could also be the start of the macphone.
posted on May 11, 2010, 1:18 PM 0
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"So if all of the evidence points away from an iPhone on Big Red's network, why is it that this rumor persists?" PHONEARENA, yeah, why does this rumor still exist?? Because you have shoddy reporters who need to print something on this site to create a buzz.....
posted on May 11, 2010, 5:16 PM 0
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why does it matter if verizon gets the i-phone....ITS NOT THE ONLY PHONE IN THE WORLD LOL
posted on May 11, 2010, 5:48 PM 0
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