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  • Verizon Announcement at 11am, 1/11/11


    Verizon has begun sending out press invitations for a special event next Tuesday, prompting yet another round of speculation about the long-rumored announcement of a second US carrier for the iPhone. The Wall Street Journal is quoting "sources close to the company" as saying this is indeed the case. Combined with reports earlier today that Apple had put its retail employees' vacations on hold, the news has prompted many to anticipate such an announcement.

    According to invitations sent to a number of reporters in the technology field, Verizon's event at Frederick P. Rose Hall in New York City's Lincoln Center will start at 11:00am on January 11th, 2011. The invitation contained no details about the subject of the announcement (or the significance of all those 11s), but the Wall Street Journal's John Paczkowski says that his sources tell him that the near-mythical CDMA iPhone will be unveiled at this event. The Journal led the old media sources earlier this year with reports of a Verizon iPhone, after months of vague rumors on the blogs. And one other interesting bit of news: Gizmodo, which leaked the iPhone 4 months before its official release, was not invited.

    As is always the case with these reports, take it with a grain of salt. However, the rumors have been converging remarkably well to an early-2011 launch of a Verizon iPhone. Today's revelation that Apple retail employees will not be able to schedule vacation time during a "blackout" period from the last week of January through the first half of February, was the capstone to multiple reports. Apple has traditionally put vacations on hold during iPhone launches to handle the increased demand.

    Source: Digital Daily
    This article was originally published in forum thread: Verizon Announcement at 11am, 1/11/11 started by Paul Daniel Ash View original post
    Comments 156 Comments
    1. moon#pie's Avatar
      moon#pie -
      And guess what?! It is an iPhone 4. i was right.
    1. Happy Noodle Boy's Avatar
      Happy Noodle Boy -
      Welcome to the club, Verizon.
    1. krosis's Avatar
      krosis -
      It's interesting that they include WiFi hotspot as a new feature for the CDMA-only phone, but your hotspot drops it's connection when you receive a call.
    1. Happy Noodle Boy's Avatar
      Happy Noodle Boy -
      Quote Originally Posted by DRFP View Post
      Yes yes Verizon is better
      I never mentioned if it was better. They have the iPhone, Messany can basically quit at this point since I'm not sure what else he'll report on from now on.

      The data/calling is a drawback of the network and if you're already on Verizon you've learned to live with it. It also has hotspot tethering right off the back while we AT&T scrubs have to get MyWi (which I love). And I'm pretty sure the plans are exactly the same if not better on Verizon.

      EDIT: Verizon offers UNLIMITED data for $30, AT&T 2GB's for $25, what a difference. Compared to us grandfathered plan crew, it's the same so you can't argue about plans costing more.
    1. Cowboy's Avatar
      Cowboy -
      Quote Originally Posted by DRFP View Post
      Pricier plans
      No Data and Voice at same time
      CDMA so no European use
      Still some signal problems in rural areas ( I can't hear you now )

      Yes yes Verizon is better

      Can you jail break a CDMA phone?
      I agree i am sticking with Att all the way
    1. Jahooba's Avatar
      Jahooba -
      Quote Originally Posted by DRFP View Post
      Pricier plans
      No Data and Voice at same time
      CDMA so no European use
      Still some signal problems in rural areas ( I can't hear you now )

      Yes yes Verizon is better

      Can you jail break a CDMA phone?
      Data and voice at the same time means nothing if you don't have a signal.

      Being in Europe won't stop the dropped calls. The way that GSM is designed, dropped calls happen often.

      Jailbreaking has nothing to do with what kind of radio the device uses.

      Why are iPhone 4 users so against Verizon having an iPhone? Do they feel less special now or something? Be happy that millions more will have the phone, developers will make more money (and put out more games/ programs), and when the jailbreak is released it will attract more people to this community (more is better). The lines and the Genius bar will be longer, but that's why you make an appointment.

      The iPhone 4 on Verizon is a good thing, why fight it?
    1. ylerT's Avatar
      ylerT -
      Quote Originally Posted by jdm.accord View Post
      This is interesting. However, it doesn't seem likely that Verizon would get this announcement and not Apple. Seems like Apple would want to unveil this themselves.
      As I said, no reason for Jobs to be there. They sent Tim Cook, it's done with. It's not a new product.
    1. moon#pie's Avatar
      moon#pie -
      Quote Originally Posted by Westerman View Post
      I agree i am sticking with Att all the way
      Um, you work for them. You kinda have to. lol
    1. Cowboy's Avatar
      Cowboy -
      Quote Originally Posted by moon#pie View Post
      Um, you work for them. You kinda have to. lol
      Actually i dont yet find out thursday to see if i get my job back
    1. moon#pie's Avatar
      moon#pie -
      Well it would be job suicide to switch then
    1. Cowboy's Avatar
      Cowboy -
      yeah probably
    1. Zokunei's Avatar
      Zokunei -
      I look forward to many Sprint rumors now!
    1. Cowboy's Avatar
      Cowboy -
      I just love how there are already 20+ threads about verizon even though everyone only knows what was just heard so asking questions right now is a little pointless
    1. Zokunei's Avatar
      Zokunei -
      Quote Originally Posted by mayank1 View Post
      Hey guys; I have bought Iphone3g.Its realy wonderful.Funcution are realy interesting..thanks.
      You're a bot, aren't you?
    1. Zokunei's Avatar
      Zokunei -
      Quote Originally Posted by bilallucky View Post
      Good source of mine that works for a verizon call center in Texas has given me the news that starting 1/11/11, their warranty policies will be changed due to a new item scheduled for release. I will keep you posted on the news from inside verizon call center in Texas.
      Wasn't that two days ago? Of course you'll keep us posted if you tell us inside info after it's made public.
    1. Effenpig!'s Avatar
      Effenpig! -
      Here to brink you breaking news at 12:43 am on 1/13/11:


      Quote Originally Posted by bilallucky View Post
      Good source of mine that works for a verizon call center in Texas has given me the news that starting 1/11/11, their warranty policies will be changed due to a new item scheduled for release. I will keep you posted on the news from inside verizon call center in Texas.
      OMG it sounds to me like verizon might finally get the iPhone. Folks, keep your fingers crossed, hopefully well get an update soon