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12-01-2010, 01:32 PM #1
Verizon Launching 4G LTE, Pulling 'Accidental' iPhone Ad
Verizon has announced the scheduled launch of its 4G LTE wireless network and it will take place this Sunday, December 5th. After the official word was announced, many Verizon customers (current and prospective) turned to the web to learn whether or not 4G service will be available in their area. Launch markets for Verizon 4G LTE will cover "38 defined territories," like major cities including New York, San Francisco, Chicago, and Los Angeles. 60 major airports across the US will also be covered in the initial roll out.
As reported by the Wall Street Journal today, Verizon will offer a "$50 monthly 4G plan for five gigabytes of data," a deal that bests the carrier's current 3G plan and Sprint Nextel Corp.'s 4G plan by $10. Verizon will also offer an $80 monthly plan, which comes with a 10-gigabyte cap. "Verizon Wireless is able to offer the five-gigabyte plan at a lower rate than its 3G plan because it costs less to deliver that wireless traffic on 4G," Chief Technology Officer Tony Melone said.
Strangely, just as Verizon's chiefs were busy announcing the dawn of 4G on their network, the advertising folks at Verizon were busy covering up what's being called an "honest blunder." An ad for Verizon featuring the Droid X accidentally displays an iPhone interface. Naturally, the conspiracy theorists among us will interpret this to mean all sorts of things. For now, Verizon says it was a simple error.
Wall Street Journal
12-01-2010, 01:36 PM #2
Heres to hoping it wasnt a simple error
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12-01-2010, 01:49 PM #3
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12-01-2010, 01:52 PM #4
How many times have you seen a BestBuy, Radio Shack, or WalMart ad showing a computer or cell phone screen simulated? At least a few trillion times. We'e seen at&t use a WIndows Mobile 6 on a old Blackjack 1 (which at the time wasn't officially out), and Radio Shack had a iPod Touch with jailbroken apps on its screen, as well as seeing Apple show the Compass app on the 3G's screen w.r.t. iOS 4.2.1.
That is why I think it's a error on the ad agency's part. Move along, nothing to see here...Member of the hackint0sh forums.
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12-01-2010, 02:10 PM #5
damn 50 bucks or 80 for data plans. Man they r trying to take as much money away from us as they can. **** im really hoping to move to Verizon if they get the iphone but now im only going to be able to get a plan with like only 200 minutes
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12-01-2010, 02:36 PM #6
Is this actually 4G or what verizon an T-mobile are calling 4G even though 4G doesn't exist yet.
And second, $40 for 5GB? Thats really expensive. I get 6GB for $30Name? whereswaldo
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12-01-2010, 02:39 PM #7
Why would they even have a cropped picture(assuming they have them for quick editing) of the iPhone OS if they don't plan to sell it?For **** sakes you mods are amateurs! Why are you trashing my scene!!! Seriously you and me we're done professionally.
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12-01-2010, 03:03 PM #8
$50 Bucks for 5 GB of data? SUCK IT VERIZON! i say 1 more time, SUCK IT VERIZON! I dont have AT&T right now but i plan to when i get back to the states, and using my 3GS until the iPhone 5 comes out (or whatever the next gen iPhone will be called) and using their Data plan and No texting plan, i will just use HEYWIRE to text anyone worldwide for free! VERIZON IS TRYING TO RAPE YOU!!!
12-01-2010, 03:08 PM #9
12-01-2010, 03:09 PM #10
LTE is a 4th Generation wireless technology which will be the new standard for GSM Providers. It's just kinda funny that a CMDA Network is launching a LTE which is a GSM network before the 2 BIG GSM Providers in the states are.
HSDPA+ is good but it's not a true 4th Generation wireless technology , but It didn't stop T-Mobile from labeling it as 4G.
12-01-2010, 03:17 PM #11
Attention: THE DATA PLANS AREN'T FOR PHONES, THE SKY ISN'T FALLING
12-01-2010, 03:24 PM #12
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12-01-2010, 03:39 PM #13
then what are the rates for then?
12-01-2010, 03:50 PM #14
is for the new droid The Iphone is not coming into first quarter of next year...
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12-01-2010, 04:42 PM #17
Ya your right. Great job you win a prize....
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12-01-2010, 04:47 PM #18
12-01-2010, 06:12 PM #19
I am sure you can get a LTE phone overseas... There is a swedish cell company that has been on LTE for 5 years now...
As far as apple goes...(knowing Apple) whats going to happened is... they will roll out the same iPhone 4 but CDMA version in the begining of the year.. and then when June/July rolls around they will roll out the iPhone 4G BAAAAM! in your face to empty your pockets all over.
12-01-2010, 06:13 PM #20