When Verizon released its version of the iPhone last month, it said the unlimited data plan required to use the phone would eventually give way to tiered pricing though the company refused to put a timeline on it. Now, Verizon is being slightly more specific about its plans.
Matt’s parents are loyal, longtime Verizon Wireless customers, and they wanted iPhones. Really, really wanted iPhones, to the point that they got up at 3:30 AM on February 3rd to place their orders at the special Verizon-subscriber time. But their iPhones never showed. Thanks to a shipping error, their phones–and their phone calls–ended up shipped to someone else, with both receipts in the box. Verizon’s response: they told them to order the phones again on February 10, with the general public. The frustration!
CNN Money reports that a paltry eight people were lined up before doors opened at Apple’s big glass cube in New York City this morning to get their mittened hands on the new Verizon iPhone 4. Those numbers are a stark contrast to the thousands who showed up in June when the AT&T iPhone 4 went on sale. That it was about 11 degrees with the wind chill probably had something to do with the sparse turnout.
Where is Sandy’s Verizon iPhone? It was supposed to be on her doorstep yesterday, but…it’s not. The box that it was supposed to be in contains only iPhone accessories. Verizon must conduct a three-day investigation into whether they shipped her an iPhone or not, leaving her without the precious phone that she pre-ordered after ten years with Verizon.
Ruh roh! Seems the Verizon iPhone is very popular, which is good news for Verizon but not so good for Android and BlackBerry. A new survey says many users of the Google and Research in Motion Smartphones would likely switch to Verizon’s new offering.
As Verizon prepares to start taking iPhone pre-orders from existing customers, the company has finally unveiled its full slate of pricing plans for the coveted smartphone.
The Wall Street Journal is reporting that according to “a person familiar with the matter,” the iPhone will soon be available to Verizon subscribers. The news is expected to be the subject of a mysterious event being held Tuesday at New York’s Lincoln Center.