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Old 04-08-2010, 09:37 PM   #1
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IPhone? It's Future?

Has anyone heard of the Apple IPhone leaving ATT and going to Verizon or Apple doing a version for Verizon, any tech's out there might know?
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Old 04-08-2010, 09:42 PM   #2
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ive heard that apples contract with att is up this summer for att having the iphone exclusevly (sp) doesnt mean att wont carry it just means they wont be the only one that carries it, i may be wrong but i think the razr was the same way wasnt it?
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Old 04-08-2010, 09:45 PM   #3
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i think they both are going to carry it the bad thing is that the reason why att is not as good a service as it should be is that the iphone is to good for the bandwidth or whatever (lol idk the terms) but anyway if it comes to verizon it my do the same thing and be too much for the service and mess it up...which i dont get service as it is so that would def. suck lol..
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Old 04-08-2010, 09:49 PM   #4
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iphone on tmobile already..
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Old 04-08-2010, 09:51 PM   #5
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iphone on tmobile already..
they sell it already or you got one unlocked?
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Old 04-08-2010, 09:52 PM   #6
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they sell it already or you got one unlocked?
Had ATT just got sick of the cash. Unlocked it and took it over to Tmobile. Saved us 1800 a year.
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Old 04-08-2010, 09:54 PM   #7
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i have verizon and would love to have an iphone. i have a droid now and its great, but would trade for an iphone right now if it was with verizon!
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Old 04-08-2010, 10:01 PM   #8
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Had ATT just got sick of the cash. Unlocked it and took it over to Tmobile. Saved us 1800 a year.
i have att as well and know im spending too much and would like to go to tmobile its just there service isnt so great in some places around tx i go
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Old 04-08-2010, 10:02 PM   #9
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i have verizon, but i wanted an iphone. i read online that verizon may be getting them by the beginning of 2011. i didn't believe it. i went to an at&t store and asked the sales rep and said yes that they're contract is over and apple likes verizon's service so they should be getting them
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I have Verizon, I like the IPhone, got hooked on the IPod Touch. If I went for the IPhone now from ATT. I would have to pay a deposit to them. If it came to Verizon, I would just pay for the phone, not the deposit.
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Old 04-08-2010, 10:04 PM   #11
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They have to make a different one just for Verizon. Plus Verizon has it's own App store kinda and they would have to figure out who's apps will be used. I would love to have an Iphone, so I hope they figure it out. I would get rid of the berry in a heartbeat...
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Old 04-09-2010, 02:03 AM   #12
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I love iphone, but with att here in goldsboro. There's no 3G!!!! WTF
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Old 04-09-2010, 02:48 AM   #13
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They have to make a different one just for Verizon. Plus Verizon has it's own App store kinda and they would have to figure out who's apps will be used. I would love to have an Iphone, so I hope they figure it out. I would get rid of the berry in a heartbeat...
App store thing is irrelevant. Same idea as with Android phones on Verizon. I can download Android apps and Verizon apps in the marketplace on my Droid.
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Old 04-09-2010, 06:47 AM   #14
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They have to make a different one just for Verizon. Plus Verizon has it's own App store kinda and they would have to figure out who's apps will be used. I would love to have an Iphone, so I hope they figure it out. I would get rid of the berry in a heartbeat...
Why would they have to make a different phone just for Verizon?
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jailbreak one, and take it where you want. you lose nothing and gain access to apps apple has outruled (google voice, etc)
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jailbreak one, and take it where you want. you lose nothing and gain access to apps apple has outruled (google voice, etc)
The problem is the only other network that supports GSM in the U.S. is T-Mobile. Much smaller network with adequate voice coverage but the data network is pathetic. I have a 3GS with ATT, and unlocked my girlfriends 3G to run on T-Mobile. She saves about $50/month over ATT but the data is a joke. Needless to say, she knows where all the free public wi-fi spots are in town!

I'm curious to see how the iPhone does on the CDMA Sprint and Verizon networks. I really liked the speed and reliability of Sprints data network and I understand Verizon rates consistently high on voice quality.
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Figured that I would respond here from within the industry to a couple of the questions...

They would have to make a different phone for Verizon because Verizon (and Sprint) operate on a CDMA platform while the iPhone is a GSM phone (think BetaMax and VHS). The majority of the world uses GSM, which is one of the main reasons why Apple chose to make a GSM device - they can manufacturer one device and sell it all around the world, for the most part, without changing the device (every noticed how the iPhone is one of a very small number of phones that doesn't have a carrier logo - it might even be the only one now).

To muddy things even further, Verizon has announced that they will be using LTE (Long Term Evolution) for its next generation network (4G). This is the same technology that AT&T will be using and it's based on a GSM platform so, for awhile, possibly as long as 8 years, Verizon will be running voice service on CDMA (since it's a solid network already built out) and run data on LTE for it's advanced handsets. This would make a Verizon iPhone even more troublesome for Apple - they would have to integrate both technology platforms while remaining efficiency in size and cost of production.

Further, whoever went to AT&T store above and the rep told you that AT&T's exclusivity is over and Apple liked Verizon's service - I can't stress how much of an idiot that kid was. Look at these basic observations:

#1 - Trust me, not a single sales rep in any AT&T retail location knows (either way) the status of the AT&T and Apple contract and were never told anything about that contract. Ever.

#2 - When Apple released the iPad, they repeatedly talked about how happy they were with the AT&T partnership and only announced the iPad on AT&T, no one else.

#3 - No one from Apple has ever mentioned Verizon's service in public, ever. The only "stance" that Apple has taken on Verizon's service is their commercials where they have been blasting Verizon's network for not having the capability of simultaneous voice and data. Pretty telling...

#4 - The rumors of a Verizon iPhone began about two weeks after the first iPhone was released in 2007 and have yet to come true.

Based on all this, I seriously doubt all these rumors and, if I were to place a bet, I would suspect we do not see an iPhone on Verizon until at least 2012, more likely 2013-2014 when all these LTE networks are built out sufficiently and Apple can make one phone to work on both networks. Even then it might not happen but it will at least be realistic.

As far as unlocking/jailbreaking the iPhone to use on T-Mobile... why even bother? T-Mobile runs its 3G service on 1700mhz which is a frequency that the iPhone/iPad do not have. You're paying a premium for a device that you can't even use to its full capabilities. Would you buy a Camaro if you had to drive it 40mph all the time?
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