Liveblogging the Liveblogging of the Verizon iPhone Announcement

by 8 years ago

Bottom Line: It's an iPhone 4, but on Verizon's CDMA network, which means that the call quality will be better than on AT&T (with fewer dropped calls), but the Internet service will be slower. Also, and this is crucial, on CDMA, you can't use voice and data at the same time, so don't expect to look up directions while you're on the phone. The coolest thing the Verizon iPhone will offer is probably the Mobile Hotspot, which will provide Wi-Fi for up to five devices, which presumably includes your laptop when you're away from your home or work network. But again, you won't be able to be on the phone and surfing the web on your laptop at the same time. No word yet on pricing on any plans.