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  • Verizon Will Get Next iPhone Same Time as AT&T



    Verizon Chief Financial Officer Fran Shammo, in an interview with Reuters at the Global Technology Summit, confirmed among other things that Verizon would be getting the next iPhone at the same time as AT&T.

    While few doubted the staggered release of the iPhone 4 would continue with the next iteration, hearing it from Shammo puts the issue to rest. Also, Shammo said the Verizon version of the next iPhone would work in as many countries as AT&t's iPhone. Again this seems to confirm reports that the next iPhone will be a world phone housing both GSM and CDMA radios.

    Shammo did not confirm or deny a 4G long-term-evolution capable iPhone for the devices next iteration, but did say "I think it's a bigger issue for Apple than it is for us. Depending on where Apple plays, that's where we'll sell."

    Amidst the recent controversy surrounding AT&t's data practices and the death of unlimited data plans, Shammo elaborated on the future of data pricing for Verizon. Shammo compared the evolution of talk-time pricing with that of data usage pricing.

    "We had individual minutes for individual users. Then we eventually got to what we call family share where everyone in the family shares the same minutes," Shammo said. "I think it's safe to assume that at some point you are going to have mega-plans (for data) and people are going to share that mega-plan based on the number of devices within their family. That's just a logical progression."

    While it may be a logical progression, and one telecom providers will argue is necessary to preserve their networks, capping data usage still sucks.

    Source: Reuters
    This article was originally published in forum thread: Verizon Will Get Next iPhone Same Time as AT&T started by Phillip Swanson View original post
    Comments 24 Comments
    1. RICO_'s Avatar
      RICO_ -
      Quote Originally Posted by jake505710[email protected] View Post
      Ban me!
      I agree.
    1. unison999's Avatar
      unison999 -
      ^^banning someone does not achieve anything... Gag them for a while when they try to post "1st" they'll wonder why it does not come up.

      mega data plan basically says unlimited data is going to die as well. Or else it would be called unlimited family data plan.
    1. TheJailbreakGenius's Avatar
      TheJailbreakGenius -
      Quote Originally Posted by RICO_ View Post
      I agree.
      How did u get that quote???
    1. TheJailbreakGenius's Avatar
      TheJailbreakGenius -
      Who thought the VeriPhone would come out at a different time? Did someone miss the iPad 2 launch???
    1. Perceptum's Avatar
      Perceptum -
      Quote Originally Posted by [email protected] View Post
      1st
      I wish they would not allow children here.
    1. femibrim's Avatar
      femibrim -
      Verizon getting the new iPhone the same time as AT&T is pretty much what everyone expects anyway.....
    1. feidhlim1986's Avatar
      feidhlim1986 -
      Quote Originally Posted by TheJailbreakGenius View Post
      I dream about pink unicorns
      It's rather simple to change a quote

      Quote Originally Posted by [email protected] View Post
      1st
      I really do hope your username isn't your actually gmail address
    1. PathKiller29's Avatar
      PathKiller29 -
      Quote Originally Posted by Perceptum View Post
      I wish they would not allow children here.
      i really wish people knew how to read numbers

      haha, all of the sudden the post disappears
    1. Cer0's Avatar
      Cer0 -
      Quote Originally Posted by PathKiller29 View Post
      haha, all of the sudden the post disappears
    1. PathKiller29's Avatar
      PathKiller29 -
      nice avatar
    1. Cer0's Avatar
      Cer0 -
      Quote Originally Posted by PathKiller29 View Post
      nice avatar
      Would like it tilted slightly more to make the apple more identifiable.
    1. PathKiller29's Avatar
      PathKiller29 -
      Quote Originally Posted by Cer0 View Post
      Would like it tilted slightly more to make the apple more identifiable.
      ill see what i can do,
      in the mean time, u have crysis 2?
    1. PathKiller29's Avatar
      PathKiller29 -
      all good?
    1. i.Annie's Avatar
      i.Annie -
      All this time, I didn't know it was an Apple until I saw that ^
    1. Cer0's Avatar
      Cer0 -
      OMG thanks a ton.
    1. PathKiller29's Avatar
      PathKiller29 -
      Quote Originally Posted by i.Annie View Post
      All this time, I didn't know it was an Apple until I saw that ^
      shh, me either...
      than again, i havent seen his avatar till now...
      hope thats a better one!

      Quote Originally Posted by Cer0 View Post
      OMG thanks a ton.
      no problem,
      LOL never thought i'd help a mod
    1. Rob2G's Avatar
      Rob2G -
      This big shared data pool idea is crap, just give us back our individual unlimited data. If that means beefing up your network to handle it then spend some of the money we pay you.

      Quote Originally Posted by TheJailbreakGenius View Post
      Who thought the VeriPhone would come out at a different time? Did someone miss the iPad 2 launch???
      Damn it your back.
    1. trentmorris's Avatar
      trentmorris -
      Were there really people who thought Verizon wouldn't get the new iPhone until after AT&T?
    1. KingCane's Avatar
      KingCane -
      This was an easy one to guess. I'm sure this was the reason for us with AT&T not having the same annual date for the iPhone. Oh well maybe if AT&T starts losing sales to Verizon will they lower these damn plans. I pay almost $200 a month for two iPhones and that's not UNLIMITED plans.
    1. n80r's Avatar
      n80r -
      T-Mobile's gonna get the next iPhone the same time too right? HAHA