It has been officially confirmed that Verizon is now offering the iPhone. After years of speculation by prominent news outlets, Apple officially unveiled their plan to let Verizon offer their phone alongside AT&T. This turn of events will see a new rendition of the iPhone 4 model that makes use of Verizon's CDMA technology. Read on to discover eight great things that will come out of Verizon offering the iPhone.
You can now use the iPhone to make actual calls! The Verizon network is home to the largest collection of cell towers in America and users have far less dropped calls than the notoriously spotty AT&T network.
With many people presumably leaving AT&T to take advantage of the new Verizon service, it is speculated that the AT&T service will improve as it will no longer be the recipient of 100 percent of iPhone user traffic.
AT&T carriers slashed prices of 3G iPhones to $49 last week. Now that the iPhone will be carried by two service providers, expect more competitive pricing from Verizon carriers and more aggressive price wars from Android phone models.
It's actually (finally) true! The iPhone really will be offered by the Verizon network beginning in early February. After days, months, and years of hearsay, Apple and Verizon executives have finally made a formal announcement.
So, Verizon is offering the iPhone. What about Sprint? T-Mobile, anyone? Though nothing aside from the Verizon offering is publically in the works, the monopoly once held by AT&T is over, leaving the iPhone potentially available to other carriers in the coming years.
Users of the Verizon iPhone will find a category in their settings that AT&T users are sorely missing. Unlike AT&T, Verizon has the technology in place to allow the option of turning your phone into a Wi-Fi hotspot. iPhone users across the board may find their charges for data usage slightly lessened due to their newfound ability to siphon their neighbor's Wi-Fi. Thanks, Verizon!
Tired of having to balance your iPhone on the tip of your pinky in order to prevent a dropped call? The casing of the new Verizon phone prevents the antenna signal from being interrupted while in use – no matter how you hold it.
Tired of that annoying data limit from AT&T? Switch to Verizon's no-limit plan and view all of the (Apple regulated) content on the Internet via Verizon's 3G network for as long as you like, whenever you want. Maybe AT&T will get the hint and start offering a similar plan – if they plan to keep any of their existing customers.