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Verizon offers $200 Visa Gift Card to Help New Customer buy the iPhone 4

by Rod on January 18, 2011 · 0 comments

by Rod on January 18, 2011 · 0 comments

Verizon iPhone

If you purchased a new phone on Verizon between 11/26/2010 – 1/10/2011 you can get a $200 Visa debit card if you purchase an iPhone 4 at full retail price. The current retail price of the iPhone 4 on AT&T is $599 for 16 GB or $699 for 32GB. Put another way, you pay retail price and you get a $200 rebate, thus you will still spend $300 or $400 for the new hardware.  Additionally, you have to give up your old phone.

If you are a smart person, you know you can use EBay or Gazzell to resell you phone likely at a premium to the mere $200 being offered by Verizon on this promotion. I am not bashing Verizon, but this deal stinks. On the surface it looks like a good deal, until you think about it, and realize you have to turn in your old device. Unless of course you can turn in any old Verizon device and then I would be interested. [click to continue…]

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Get Notified about Case-Mate Verizon iPhone Cases

by Rod on January 13, 2011 · 0 comments

by Rod on January 13, 2011 · 0 comments

Case Mate for Verizon iPhone

The scramble for 3rd party Verizon iPhone cases has begun. If you are a fan of Case-mate they plan to have cases for the Verizon iPhone. Just sign-up to be notified at Case-mate. The ringer mute button on the Verizon iPhone is slightly lower than on other iPhones thus the need for specialized cases. If the case just has an open slot it will likely fit either device but in the case of cases that cover the bottons you may need to find an alternative.  I will personally be waiting for the Otterbox Defender Case. [click to continue…]

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The Daily Show Pokes Great Fun at AT&T and the Verizon iPhone

by Brent on January 12, 2011 · 0 comments

by Brent on January 12, 2011 · 0 comments

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 In typical Daily Show fashion, Jon Stewart and friends celebrated the arrival of the Verizon iPhone last night. In a seven-minute spot, Stewart begins by recounting iPhone users’ hardships on AT&T. ”For the past three or four years, those of us in the iPhone community have sacrificed one thing for the ability to carry around every photograph we’ve ever taken, or song we’ve ever listened to, or home video, or compass,” Stewart said at the start of the segment. “We have sacrificed the ability to make phone calls.” The segment is 7:18 long and well worth the time to watch, especially if you despise AT&T.

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AT&T Response To Verizon’s iPhone 4 Announcement

by Chris on January 11, 2011 · 0 comments

by Chris on January 11, 2011 · 0 comments

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I guess the only thing left for today is what is AT&T feeling like right now. Now that they will have to share on of the most popular phones out with their enemy? Well they did not go into a lot of detail. Instead they pointed out the points we made earlier. Since the Verizon iPhone will be running on CDMA, you will not be able to do data and voice at the same time. Also the Verizon data network is slower than AT&T’s.

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BlackBerry The Biggest Loser In Verizon iPhone 4 Announcement

by Chris on January 11, 2011 · 5 comments

by Chris on January 11, 2011 · 5 comments

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We have already started the debate weather or not Android sales will be but by a Verizon iPhone. We all vary in our opinions. One thing that I am pretty sure of is RIM and their BlackBerrys will be the biggest losers in all of this. Android is still growing and taking over all kinds of sales numbers. Even if the Verizon iPhone is able to impact it’s growth I don’t think it will be enough to help BlackBerry. Windows Phone 7 still new and there is no hatred yet. Therefore it can can fly under the radar while all of tis shakes out. Plus it is a way cooler interface than that of BlackBerry.

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Verizon Announces The iPhone 4 Will be Available in February

by Chris on January 11, 2011 · 2 comments

by Chris on January 11, 2011 · 2 comments

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Well after all the rumors and speculation it has finally been announced. Today at a special press conference , Verizon announced they will be carrying the iPhone. I expect to see a mad dash to Verizon stores for people to get the phone but I hope they pay attention to what is going on. There was  a lot of talk of Verizon upgrading their networks to 4G. At least they are doing a true 4G implementation via LTE. As opposed to Sprint, who are tricking people. Apparently Verizon started wooing Apple in 2008.

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Verizon’s Official Twitter Account Already Using The iPhone

by Robb on January 10, 2011 · 0 comments

by Robb on January 10, 2011 · 0 comments

@VerizonWireless Tweet from iPhone

Arguably the biggest secret in tech is that Verizon is going to announce the Verizon iPhone tomorrow, Jan. 11th, however, what is kind of interesting is that Verizon is already tweeting from the official @VerizonWireless Twitter account using the iPhone.  I can’t imagine that Verizon is using an AT&T iPhone to Tweet from, so, it is probably safe to assume that company has already started using the CDMA iPhone internally…

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Wall Street Journal Reporting On January 11th Verizon Will Announce The iPhone

by Chris on January 8, 2011 · 0 comments

by Chris on January 8, 2011 · 0 comments

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Well after all the back and forth with Verizon, could next week put an end to it. It has been rumored forever that Verizon is getting an iPhone. Now with a special press event happening on the 11th this could now be fact. The Wall Street Journal cited “a person familiar with the matter” that this would be the day. I guess we will just have to wait and see. I personally don’t understand what all the fuss is about. I highly doubt that this phone will have LTE support. And if it doesn’t I am telling you now, don’t bother. Otherwise, you will be stuck waiting for two years until you can get on Verizon’s new hotness. On the other hand, if it does support LTE, then knock yourselves out.

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Verizon Killing Early Upgrade Program and Making Changes to Warranty Policy

by Brent on January 7, 2011 · 0 comments

by Brent on January 7, 2011 · 0 comments

Verizon Early Upgrade Program

A credible rumor has hit the streets that Verizon is quietly changing their Upgrade and Warranty policies in anticipation of mass chaos once the iPhone hits Big Red. According to a source, Verizon may be ending its New Every Two program effective January 16th. The New Every Two program is available to customers with a minimum monthly calling plan of $34.99 and who have fulfilled 20 months of a two-year contract. The program offers a $30 or $50 discount on a new phone when you sign a two-year renewal. The source claims that contracts signed after this January 16th date will no longer be eligible for the New Every Two promotion and existing customers who become eligible for the New Every Two discount will have six months to take advantage of the promotion or lose their discount. [click to continue…]

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The CDMA HTC 7 Trophy May Be Coming Soon To Verizon

by Chris on January 6, 2011 · 0 comments

by Chris on January 6, 2011 · 0 comments

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Well Microsoft said that there was a CDMA update coming to Windows Phone 7. And Now The HTC 7 Trophy has just passed through the FCC. According to pocketnow.com, the model number PC40200 is what is on the FCC request. This number is 1 digit off from the European version of the Trophy. I hope the launch this thing before all the new phones start coming to Verizon. I want Phone 7 to have a good head start with customers looking to switch phones.

{info via pocketnow.com}

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