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Verizon iPhone to go on sale late January, use current plans

updated 07:55 pm EST, Sat January 8, 2011

Verizon iPhone gets firmer launch window and plans

The Verizon iPhone should go on sale sooner than expected and with relatively little change to plans, two late leaks gave away on Saturday. Once thought to be ready February 3, the CDMA iPhone 4 is now said by the WSJ to be ready for late January. A Reuters tip also noted the voice and data plans would be unchanged from what Verizon offers today.

As such, the plans should be more expensive to use but also more flexible. Verizon charges a minimum $40 for 450 minutes of voice with unlimited evenings and weekends, $15 for 150MB of data and $30 for unlimited data. AT&T is tied in voice, offers more base data (250MB) and has a cheaper maximum data plan, but it caps its best data plan at 2GB per month and has a fixed number of evening and weekend minutes on its 450-minute plan.

The timing of the launch, both for the unveiling and the ship date, could well blunt from Android manufacturers to launch 4G-capable phones like the HTC Thunderbolt. Most of these aren't expected to ship until sometime later in the year and have already had much of their initial press dampened by Verizon's decision to hold its iPhone event just two days after CES ends.

By Electronista Staff


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  1. facebook_Justin

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    Buy rather have AIDS then a CDMA phone. But I will be buying a real iPhone 4 (aka, GSM version) unlocked from Canada in a month! Can't wait!

  1. joesporleder

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    CDMA Phones Work Just Fine!

    My Blackberry Curve on Verizon works just fine and I look forward to using an iPhone on Verizon this Summer when I'm eligible for my next upgrade.

    I'm also certain that Apple will gladly sell me another iPhone a couple of years from now when the 4G network is more widespread.

  1. facebook_Jeff

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    How hard is it?

    To UPDATE your damn stories???? The Iphone doesn't OFFICIALLY go on sale to the mass public until Feb 10. Are you the National Enquirer or something?

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