Verizon to Offer iPhone 4 Starting February 2021

In a move that was widely anticipated, Verizon has officially secured rights to offer the iPhone, starting sales on February 10, with pre-orders kicking off on February 3. This development was confirmed today, ending speculation that has been as persistent as the rumors of the Beatles’ debut on iTunes.

The iPhone models will be available on Verizon’s CDMA network, priced at $199 for the 16GB version and $299 for the 32GB version, both requiring a two-year contract and a mandatory data plan. Additionally, these iPhones will feature a built-in mobile hotspot capability, supporting connections for up to five devices.

Discussions about this partnership began back in 2008, focusing on adapting the iPhone for Verizon’s CDMA network.

The subsequent launch of the iPad at Verizon stores last year hinted strongly at the iPhone’s eventual introduction to the carrier.


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