On the same day it started taking pre-orders for the iPhone, Verizon Wireless started reserving the right to slow down data service for subscribers who consume far more than others.
Apple will be joining Verizon in its iPhone 4 pre-order event for current subscribers.
The countdown timer on Verizon's iPhone page ticks closer to Feb. 3, the day many of its subscribers have been waiting for since the first iPhone appeared.
On Thursday February 3 at 3:00 a.m. current Verizon Wireless customers can place online orders for its iPhone, a week ahead of the Feb. 10 sales launch. Orders will be filled on a first-come, first served basis.
Presumably as hordes assemble outside stores and clamoring online, current subscribers could have their devices in hand already.
Verizon is charging $199.99 for the 16GB model, and $299.99 for the 32GB model, with a new 2 year agreement. iPhone 4 will also be available for purchase at full retail price - $649.99 for the 16GB model, and $749.99 for the 32GB.
A free My Verizon online account is required for ordering. Verizon recommends that customers create a My Verizon account beforehand since supply could be depleted quickly.
Those not yet subscribing to Verizon Wireless must wait until the full launch on Feb. 10.
Verizon Wireless added 872,000 smart phone users last quarter and hopes its February launch of the iPhone on its EVDO network will fuel an even better quarter.
Simple, but dramatic, Verizon Wireless has posted its first iPhone ad to YouTube. “To our millions of customers, who never stopped believing this day would come…”
After months of rumors, consumers waiting for news of an iPhone compatible with Verizon finally got the official word. This ends what effectively has been a long held monopoly on Apple's iPhone by AT&T.
I'll be following the announcement and bring you updates as soon as possible. In case you've been in a cave the past couple of day you can read this to catch up.
Verizon Wireless, the nations largest cellular carrier, has invited a cadre of technology journalists to a special event Tuesday. It seems AT&T's monopoly on the iPhone is ending.
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