Report: Verizon to Start Offering iPhone Service in January 2011
Bloomberg News is reporting that Verizon will start selling the iPhone in January 2011.
Verizon Wireless, the largest U.S. mobile-phone company, will start selling Apple’s iPhone next year, ending AT&T’s exclusive hold on the smartphone in the U.S., two people familiar with the plans said.
The device will be available to customers in January, according to the people, who declined to be named because the information isn’t public.
… Verizon customers, who numbered 92.8 million at the end of the first quarter, may buy 3 million iPhones a quarter, [one USB AG analyst] estimates.
Which leaves a few questions:
Are recent purchasers of the AT&T iPhone 4 pissed off that just days after plunking down lots of money, this news leaks out? And for those who are thinking about buying your first or next iPhone, oo you wait another six months to buy the Verizon version, or do you want the new 4.0 version so much that you’re willing to commit to AT&T? And will Verizon’s previously much-heralded network crumble under the weight of all that iPhone traffic? Sound Off in the comments…