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Apple's iPhone Rumored to Come to Verizon Network

Would You Get the iPhone If It Came to Verizon?

Despite the well-known contract between AT&T and Apple, Boy Genius reports that the exclusivity length is not public and therefore unknown, and that yes — the iPhone could come to Verizon soon. How soon? As early as an announcement as 2009's MacWorld event.

Since most of my friends and family who want to switch to an iPhone but haven't blame being in a Verizon contract, I know many of them will be stoked to hear this news and start gearing up for a switch. Tell me — if the iPhone comes to Verizon, will you buy it?

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heart-of-steele heart-of-steele 8 years
that's def the only reason i don't have an iphone...if it was on verizon right now i would impulse buy it without a second thought. but since i'm sticking with v-dubs (good plan, coverage, etc) it's made me think about other cool phones i could a blackberry of some sort (so many to choose from!) or the dare or something else!
happypat35 happypat35 8 years
Ughhh. The iphone needs to come to Sprint! :).
kaenai kaenai 8 years
No way. My mother has Verizon, and I HATE them. I have a iPhone now, and if I'm forced to switch to Verizon, I may seriously consider selling it. I changed over to AT&T from T-Mobile not too long ago because of horrible reception in my apartment, and AT&T has never given me problems, so I'm happy not switching for quite some time. Verizon would have to offer me one hell of a plan to get me to switch again.
reesiecup reesiecup 8 years
That would be awesome, but perhaps it's just a rumor :/
kaykayelle kaykayelle 8 years
Um, yes yes yes!! This has been the huge debate in my family now. No one will switch to AT&T. Plan's up in...June, so if they have the iPhone I'll be in cell phone/Apple heaven.
chow chow 8 years
for me, it's not the carrier.. it's the price.
kcwebgirl kcwebgirl 8 years
i love my iphone but it's not without its problems and neither is att. but i'm all in so i guess i'll keep it. i think it should be available on other networks and then maybe my monthly bill wouldn't be so darn high. competition has its rewards.
macgirl macgirl 8 years
I had also heard that Apple went to Verizon first but they couldn't make a deal and let Apple have the control they wanted. Also since it has to sync through iTunes I think that was in direct conflict with Verizon's own services. I think this is a rumor that we won't see come true.
shepptacular shepptacular 8 years
I would get it in a heartbeat and I know my BF would too. I was sold when my friend showed me an app where if she didn't know where she wanted to eat she could open it up, put her location and shake it up and it would respond by generating a random place to eat!
queenlizzie queenlizzie 8 years
I can't wait for the iPhone to be available at another carrier. I'm with a small rural cell company that was just bought out by Verizon, and it would be the icing on the cake if that also meant I could get an iPhone. *crossing my fingers*!!
lcterp lcterp 8 years
^^ There have been some rumors that Verizon is going to start not stripping their devices of everything because it is riduclous (latest rumor is the new Blackberry Storm will not have a locked GPS) Verizon was the original provider that Apple wanted but Verizon wanted to strip everything so I'm sure they would have no agree not to strip if they were to carry it. I would have to try it out for 30 days to see if I liked it over my beloved Blackberry so we'll see.
Bugaboo2 Bugaboo2 8 years
No I wouldn't buy an iPhone for Verizon, because they will strip it of all it's features, put their own menu on it, and make you pay for any of the services that the iPhone provides for free with their crappy "Get-it-now" service. No free email, no free ring tones, no free anything. I've had a Verizon phone from motorola once that had all sorts of kewl features...only to learn that Verizon stripped it down and put there own crappy menu on it and disabled all the features (email, blue tooth connectivity to transfer files with PC). They make you pay for EVERYTHING...ring tones should be free if you can find them or make them yourself. Not on Verizon. Email should be free, just using a simple POP account, but not on Verizon. I think the number one reason Apple doesn't have an iPhone for Verizon, is because Verizon wouldn't negotiate with them on the features. Other than that, I have no strong feelings.
bchicgrl bchicgrl 8 years
Omg that would be totally awesome if they brought it to Verizon. I have a Dare now but would totally give that up for an iphone.
verily verily 8 years
Well, I'm currently stuck on a 2 year contract with AT&T, but I'd switch to Verizon if the plans were cheaper.
soulight soulight 8 years
Oh my yes I would snap up the iPhone if it were to be available to Verizon customer. Right now I'm using the LG Voyager which is for now a great substitute for the iPhone, but I've been heavily seduced by the iPhone.
Catryse Catryse 8 years
omg i love verizon and also get a corp discount with my job. Everyone i know has verizon so its perfect....that is really the only reason why i never got the iphone.
michelleeeee michelleeeee 8 years
no, because verizon sucks!!!
gemsera gemsera 8 years
iphone mania anyone? doesnt matter which network its on, some people (me included) just AREN'T interested.
mintz mintz 8 years
omfg. I've been waiting forever for this! If I knew about this before, I wouldn't have updated my contract with a new LG Voyager(which I happen to LOVE!!). Hmm, I dunno if my love for the Voyager will keep me from buying an iphone tho!! ughhhhhhhhh I want oneeeeeeee!!!lkzjsdhfliwefskhlsie7udfgzlfduag;wougas
kristints kristints 8 years
I switched to AT&T when iPhone came out and will never go back, I love AT&T!
kyledylanconner kyledylanconner 8 years
When it comes to Sprint let me know.
BabyBearCutie BabyBearCutie 8 years
I like verizon service, i think the ipod is really over-rated. i would pay an etf just for a phone that is made by Apple. For me its not about phones they are a added bonus, but there in Washington i get great verizon service. espically in my apt which is in a building more then 100 years old. I have my pearl and soon I will have my LG Dare. so i am content with whats ava to me. I think we focus to much on products and not the service. which is what we are paying for.
eneriyma eneriyma 8 years
I wanted it to be covered by T-Mobile. I ended up waiting out my contract with them and signing with AT&T, which I'd had bad experience with in the past. So far so good this time around though.
Britney-Kayla Britney-Kayla 8 years
I've been screwed by Verizon several times, so I wouldn't want an iPhone on Verizon's network.
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