Verizon’s iPhone 4 Facts

Verizon Wireless
Verizon Wireless

1) A Verizon version of Apple’s iPhone 4 will be available for pre-order on February 3, 2010

2) The Verizon iPhone 4 is a 3G, EVDO, CDMA device. This means that is will work on the existing Verizon 3G network. It will be subject to all of the International roaming charges that any other CDMA phone is subject to. You will not be able to browse the web while you are engaged in a voice telephone call. The good news is that you will be on Verizon’s top-rated network.

3) The Verizon iPhone will act as a five device mobile hotspot. It’s like having a MiFi 2200 WiFi hotspot built into your phone. Awesome feature!

4) Pricing. The 16GB model is expected to cost $200, the 32GB model is expected to cost $300 (Both require a 2-year contract).

5) They did not officially announce the data plans. However, insiders say that unlike AT&T’s data plans ($15/mo for 200MB, $25/mo for 2GB and $45/mo for 2GB with tethering) Verizon will offer a $30/mo unlimited plan. Most analysts believe that AT&T will be forced to match Verizon’s plans dollar for dollar, but there is no word yet — the data plan for the Verizon iPhone have not been officially announced.

Check out Verizon Wireless’s website for more information, including pictures of the white iPhone 4.

6) You cannot take your AT&T iPhone, walk into Verizon and ask them to switch it over, you must purchase a new Verizon iPhone. You may also be interested to know that AT&T and Verizon iPhones will be different.  AT&T phones are built to utilize AT&T’s version of GSM (Global System for Mobile Communications: originally from Groupe Spécial Mobile) the most popular system for mobile device communication in the world.  Verizon’s iPhone has been built to utilize its CDMA (Code division multiple access, is a channel access method utilized by various radio communication technologies).

7) If you switch, all of your apps will still work. Apps are a function of the iPhone and have nothing to do with the network.  If you cancel your AT&T iPhone and purchase a new Verizon iPhone, iTunes will just restore your apps to your new Verizon iPhone.

8) Verizon removed the fabled white iPhone from their website. Shelly Palmer


About Shelly Palmer

Shelly Palmer is the Professor of Advanced Media in Residence at Syracuse University’s S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications and CEO of The Palmer Group, a consulting practice that helps Fortune 500 companies with technology, media and marketing. Named LinkedIn’s “Top Voice in Technology,” he covers tech and business for Good Day New York, is a regular commentator on CNN and writes a popular daily business blog. He's a bestselling author, and the creator of the popular, free online course, Generative AI for Execs. Follow @shellypalmer or visit



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