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Feb 10 - iPhone comes to Verizon

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http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20110111/ap_on_hi_te/us_tec_verizon_iphone

 

Woohoo!

post #2 of 42

I agree I am seriously on this bandwagon can't wait to get it...! I guarantee the AT&T people are jumping for joy because their call reception just got better, and the Verizon who always wanted a Apple product couldn't be more happy. I swear I hate AT&T. This is good, really really really good.

post #3 of 42

And from what I read, the actual hardware is much better. They moved the antenna so there shouldn't be anymore "death grip" on the verizon iphone.

post #4 of 42

Read that too plus Verizon's network will always be better, at least it better be check this link out. http://cnettv.cnet.com/iphone-4-speed-test-versus-verizon/9742-1_53-50098667.html?tag=epicStories

post #5 of 42
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Verizon iPhone has one distinct advantage that the AT&T version does not have: it can be used as a Wi-Fi hotspot for up to 5 computers.

post #6 of 42

I think I like many others will finally buying an iPhone. I have been holding off since the iPhone came out for it to be on another network.

post #7 of 42
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Verizon iPhone has one distinct advantage that the AT&T version does not have: it can be used as a Wi-Fi hotspot for up to 5 computers.



The drawback to that will be there is an extra cost to your monthly bill, as of right now it's $20 for 2GB of data. This is one reason why I love my rooted Droid, allowing free hotspots. We'll have to wait for someone to unlock the new iPhone to see if they will add free hotspot. 

 

I wonder though, since the currently iPhone is based on CDMA, will people miss the ability to talk and surf the web at the same time? I kind of miss that ability when I had AT&T. But if you have WiFi coverage it shouldn't be an issue. smily_headphones1.gif

 

I believe once the next version of the iPhone comes out it should be on 4G LTE which should allow both at the same time. I guess we'll have to wait and find out. 

post #8 of 42

I could have sworn I read somewhere Verizon bridged this gap by allowing CDMA to go from GSM to CDMA or something...dunno where I read that I think it was C-net. I'll have to take a look at the Verizon page.

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Quote:
Originally Posted by IPodPJ View Post

Verizon iPhone has one distinct advantage that the AT&T version does not have: it can be used as a Wi-Fi hotspot for up to 5 computers.



The drawback to that will be there is an extra cost to your monthly bill, as of right now it's $20 for 2GB of data. This is one reason why I love my rooted Droid, allowing free hotspots. We'll have to wait for someone to unlock the new iPhone to see if they will add free hotspot. 

 

I wonder though, since the currently iPhone is based on CDMA, will people miss the ability to talk and surf the web at the same time? I kind of miss that ability when I had AT&T. But if you have WiFi coverage it shouldn't be an issue. smily_headphones1.gif

 

I believe once the next version of the iPhone comes out it should be on 4G LTE which should allow both at the same time. I guess we'll have to wait and find out. 


But Verizon charges $29.99 a month (on top of your regular phone plan) for unlimited web and e-mail for any of their phones.  I can't imagine they will charge a premium because you are accessing it on an iPhone.  That would be absurd.

post #10 of 42

I recall a few months ago, there was an additional charge for using your phone as a hotspot, even if you are paying for the $30 unlimited data plan. It's been a while since I checked, but I wouldn't doubt it's still there.

post #11 of 42

^ Agreed making money off of every little thing unnecessary or not is profitable. 

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Originally Posted by IPodPJ View Post



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Originally Posted by Edi View Post



Quote:
Originally Posted by IPodPJ View Post

Verizon iPhone has one distinct advantage that the AT&T version does not have: it can be used as a Wi-Fi hotspot for up to 5 computers.



The drawback to that will be there is an extra cost to your monthly bill, as of right now it's $20 for 2GB of data. This is one reason why I love my rooted Droid, allowing free hotspots. We'll have to wait for someone to unlock the new iPhone to see if they will add free hotspot. 

 

I wonder though, since the currently iPhone is based on CDMA, will people miss the ability to talk and surf the web at the same time? I kind of miss that ability when I had AT&T. But if you have WiFi coverage it shouldn't be an issue. smily_headphones1.gif

 

I believe once the next version of the iPhone comes out it should be on 4G LTE which should allow both at the same time. I guess we'll have to wait and find out. 


But Verizon charges $29.99 a month (on top of your regular phone plan) for unlimited web and e-mail for any of their phones.  I can't imagine they will charge a premium because you are accessing it on an iPhone.  That would be absurd.

 

I just checked my account. I have the unlimited data plan, but if I wanted to add hotspot on my account it would be another $20 for 2GB. They gotta make their money somehow I guess..  confused.gif
 

post #13 of 42

Agreed and for the reception gain I wouldn't complain. biggrin.gif

post #14 of 42

Good! Now Dad can move to Verizon, and since I'm on his plan I can as well.

 

AT&T is absolutely terrible. Their service quality is trash. It's common for other AT&T'ers and I to have zero signal while those with Verizon have 3G. In fact, most buildings and even some outdoor areas on campus have no service at all. This is central campus of a school of 30k. 

 

Does this make sense? Yes, it's AT&T.

post #15 of 42

^ I agree, their always both side of the story and I've heard people have good reception well over here that's mute.

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