Verizon has the iPhone
I said I’d believe it when I saw it, and now I’ve seen it. Verizon has confirmed at CES that they will be selling the iPhone 4 starting February 10, 2011. You can check it out online at Verizon’s site http://www.verizonwireless.com/b2c/splash/iphone.jsp.
Again, this is not the iPhone 5, just the same iPhone that is on AT&T. You will get the ability to tether your phone (meaning you can turn your iPhone into a wifi hotspot for wifi devices, like your laptop, iPod Touch, etc.) on up to 5 devices.
Verizon is running off a CDMA 3G network (no 4G yet), meaning that you can’t make a phone call and do a web activity (email, surfing, etc) at the same time (though that is being worked on). Verizon also doesn’t have an exclusive CDMA contract, meaning that AT&T will still be selling the iPhone, and other CDMA networks may be getting the iPhone soon (Sprint, for example).
You will need to sign up for the Verizon iPhone on the Verizon website, a 2 year contract with Verizon, and a data plan (which as of this moment you can get either tiered data or unlimited). It will be $199 for the 16 gig model and $299 for the 32 gig model, but Verizon is offering no early incentives to switch from AT&T, or from one Verizon phone to another. You will be able to to go into a Verizon or Apple store on February 10th to pick up your preorder iPhone or just one straight off the store shelves.
For more questions, see the Verizon Wireless page in the link above and remember to comment and subscribe. This is EasyOSX, signing off.
Update: Current Verizon Wireless customers can begin preordering on February 3, and everyone else on the 10th.