Verizon iPhone 4 Will Be Available Feb 10, Pre Order Feb 3
App developers should be grinning right now as Verizon Wireless has just announced that the “iPhone 4 will be available early next month”. This means the world’s largest cell phone carrier will add millions (93M currently) of customers to Apple’s iOS database, which means it should double the profits for current developers.
Quick info: February 3, exisiting customers can pre-order. February 10, available in stores and online. $199 for 16GB iPhone 4, $299 for 32GB iPhone 4, mobile hotspot included with up to 5 devices.
The iPhone 4 for Verizon is based on the CDMA network via 3G (EV-DO) (not LTE though “4G”, which is faster), meaning if you want to switch from AT&T to Verizon you WILL need to purchase an entirely new phone (AT&T is based off of the GSM network).
Dan Dee of Verizon Wireless commented on their network, stating “iPhone 4 is going to run on our network… network capacity — we have advanced the capacity and built margin into it. We’re ready for this launch.“
The phone will include all of the iPhone 4’s features from last year (with the exception of a new antenna design), including FaceTime, a Retina Display, HD video, A4 chip, and more…these are things we’ve all heard of. But the big details come down to the rate plans that Verizon plans to offer including an unlimited data plan.
Before those details are released, AT&T customers who want to ditch the death star can face an early termination fee of $325 (currently) for anyone who purchased an iPhone after June 1, 2010. The fee is pro-rated though, meaning you and deduct $10 per month, for each month that you’ve completed your contract and are closer to your end date. However that switch could cost you some money, more than you planned and could possibly save between the plans ($265 if you add it up, with the cost of the iPhone 4).
Verizon Wireless & Apple Team Up to Deliver iPhone 4 on Verizon
BASKING RIDGE, New Jersey and CUPERTINO, California-January 11, 2011-Verizon Wireless and Apple® today announced that the iPhone® 4 will be available on the Verizon Wireless network beginning on Thursday, February 10. Qualified Verizon Wireless customers will be given the exclusive opportunity to pre-order iPhone 4 online on February 3, ahead of general availability.
iPhone 4 is the most innovative phone in the world, featuring Apple’s stunning Retina™ display, the highest resolution display ever built into a phone resulting in super crisp text, images and video, and FaceTime®, which makes video calling a reality. iPhone 4 on Verizon Wireless will also include new Personal Hotspot capabilities allowing customers to use iPhone 4 to connect up to five Wi-Fi enabled devices.
“We are pleased to introduce millions of wireless users to the industry leading iPhone 4 on the nation’s most reliable network,” said Lowell McAdam, president and chief operating officer of Verizon. “This is an important step for the industry as two great companies join forces to give wireless customers one of the most important technological additions to the mobile landscape this century.”
“Verizon Wireless customers have told us they can’t wait to get their hands on iPhone 4, and we think they are going to love it,” said Tim Cook, Apple’s chief operating officer. “We have enormous respect for the company Verizon has built and the loyalty they have earned from their customers.”
iPhone 4 features a 5 megapixel camera with LED flash, HD video recording, Apple’s A4 chip, a 3-axis gyro and a beautiful glass and stainless steel design like no other mobile phone. iPhone 4 also comes with iOS 4, the world’s most advanced mobile operating system, which includes multitasking, folders, Game Center, AirPlay® and AirPrint wireless printing. iPhone 4 customers have access to the world’s most popular App Store℠ with more than 300,000 apps available in an incredible range of 20 categories, including games, business, news, sports, health and reference.
Pricing & Availability
iPhone 4 will be available on the Verizon Wireless network beginning Thursday, February 10 for a suggested retail price of $199.99 for the 16GB model and $299.99 for the 32GB model with a new two year customer agreement. iPhone 4 will be available at more than 2,000 Verizon Wireless Communications Stores nationwide, online at www.verizonwireless.com/iphone, at Apple Retail Stores, at the Apple Store® (www.apple.com), at Apple Authorized Resellers, and by calling 1-800-2 JOIN IN.
(EDITOR’S NOTE: Media can access high-resolution images in the Verizon Wireless Multimedia Library at www.verizonwireless.com/multimedia.)
Verizon Wireless operates the nation’s most reliable and largest wireless voice and 3G data network, serving more than 93 million customers. Headquartered in Basking Ridge, N.J., with 79,000 employees nationwide, Verizon Wireless is a joint venture of Verizon Communications (NYSE, NASDAQ: VZ) and Vodafone (LSE, NASDAQ: VOD). For more information, visit www.verizonwireless.com.
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