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neufuse    3,597

well it was just announced, so who's getting it?

Verizon admitted also iPhone was on verizon's network for 2yrs now in testing.. at the event they are holding

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Geoffrey B.    1,415

Still do not want one regardless of network VERY happy with my Original Droid.

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Stetson    180

well it was just announced, so who's getting it?

Barely announced, still waiting to see whether it's just CDMA or has LTE. I probably won't switch back to Verizon (left it back when they had no decent phones) until they get an LTE iPhone.

Edit: This picture shows a slightly modified antenna band, it's the same part that leaked last week:

verizon-iphone-0995.jpg

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KamiQuazi    0

iPhone 4 for Verizon will begin to sell next month, Feb. 10, 2011! Its on the Verizon Website already.

Verizon Wireless iPhone 4

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Apple COO with Verizon CEO

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Draconian Guppy    13,037

verizon is CDMA, if it turns out to be LTE, are these compatible with GSM chips? (sorry totally ignorant on LTE )

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Rudy    457

I guess it's good for americans... I never quite understood why it's been an ATT exclusive for so long

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neufuse    3,597

verizon is CDMA, if it turns out to be LTE, are these compatible with GSM chips? (sorry totally ignorant on LTE )

Verizon is CDMA and LTE now, though LTE is a much smaller area

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Draconian Guppy    13,037

but does LTE use a chip or is it embedded like CDMA?

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neufuse    3,597

but does LTE use a chip or is it embedded like CDMA?

if you mean a SIM card, yes it does

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Rudy    457

Personally it's great news because about 90% of my income from my app is from the US... so if there's a chance to get more users it's a GREAT thing :)

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Stetson    180

verizon is CDMA, if it turns out to be LTE, are these compatible with GSM chips? (sorry totally ignorant on LTE )

Well, they're separate. You could build a CDMA+LTE phone (which is what the new 4G phones on Verizon are) or you could build a GSM+LTE phone. AT&T is planning to roll out LTE starting in 2012 I think, in which case they'd use the latter.

Edit: Time Cook via Engadget: "We're incredibly pleased to give Verizon's customers the choice we've been waiting for. We've designed an iPhone 4 which connects to the CDMA network -- and it has all the features that you'd expect."

Guess it isn't LTE, if it was they'd probably make a big deal out of it.

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Draconian Guppy    13,037

yeah sim card, sorry, slow morning, no coffee yet :p

So does this mean the verizon iPhone can be unlocked to use with another GSM carrier?

Edit: So i'm guessing the verizon iphone is CDMA+LTE,

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Ironman273    1,095

Verizon so far hasn't allowed talking and data at the same time. I wonder if the iPhone will be able to.

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Stetson    180

yeah sim card, sorry, slow morning, no coffee yet :p

So does this mean the verizon iPhone can be unlocked to use with another GSM carrier?

Edit: So i'm guessing the verizon iphone is CDMA+LTE,

If the iPhone was CDMA+LTE then it would have a sim chip but you couldn't use it with a GSM carrier. If you used it with a GSM carrier that also had LTE then you could use it in LTE coverage areas but it wouldn't be able to fall back on GSM when out of those areas.

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instant.human    45

Ah well I guess it's a good thing for you americans. We europeans enjoyed flawless iPhone reception for such a long time now... :whistle:

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neufuse    3,597

Verizon so far hasn't allowed talking and data at the same time. I wonder if the iPhone will be able to.

that was a CDMA limitation, you'd need LTE for that I think

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neufuse    3,597

verizon is claiming facetime will work over the cell connection, so no wifi needed

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KamiQuazi    0

It will also become a personal hotspot allowing for up to 5 devices to connect to.

Currect Verizon customers will preorder on Feb. 3rd while everyone else waits for the 10th.

16Gb iPhone 4 - $199

32Gb iPhone 4 - $299

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instant.human    45

You guys get mobile hotspot + Facetime over cell? WTF? Me wants!

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neufuse    3,597

I think this is verizon saying shut up AT&T we can do more then you can in a way with the hotspot stuff

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CentralDogma    145

Color me surprised. Was sure we wouldn?t see a Verizon iPhone until LTE was ready for it.

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ericnkatz    1

I think this is verizon saying shut up AT&T we can do more then you can in a way with the hotspot stuff

From what I understand the service plan will come at a premium though.

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AJerman    761

You guys get mobile hotspot + Facetime over cell? WTF? Me wants!

Haha, can EVDO Rev A handle facetime over cell? I can't believe they announced this phone with EVDO rather than LTE. It's going to make Verizon look stupid side by side with an AT&T iPhone 4. Of course, there are areas where one carrier will have better service than the other, but in places where they both have good service, like where I live, the Verizon iPhone will be slow as dirt compared to the AT&T iPhone.

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