BGR Exclusive: Verizon Wireless 2010/2011 roadmap!

Discussion in 'Android News' started by Shadez, Aug 9, 2010.

  1. NeoandGeo

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    I would LOVE to pay $60 a month for LTE data...That is if they allow me to drop voice/text plans and go completely IP.
     
  2. furbearingmammal

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    Many indicators pointing to January 2010 for Iphone on VZW.[/QUOTE]
    And further research on my part has indicated the contract will be up soon. My bad. I thought it was in effect till 2012.

    That may be why they're trying to lock everyone into Android handsets now, so that when the ViPhone rolls out they can sucker people into buying it at full cost. So what's up with all the knocks on Apple via the Droid Does ads? Or was it just a victory dance?

    In any case, unless Verizon botches something here, it'll be good news for them.
     
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    The $59.99 LTE data plan is for Data Card (Mobile BroadBand) Plans. Its the same price as it is now. Nothing to freak out about.
     
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    EXACTLY. $60 a month with no voice/text plans is perfect. If not, then my jaw just dropped. If they allow tethering, I guess I could get rid of my Cable if I had strong 4G, then it would be worth it.
     
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    Thank you for clearing that up Mojo... and as far as the iPhone on VZ. i really couldnt care less, i will NEVER use an OS that is that locked down.. i like the freedom. But i just know that millions will jump to the VZ iPhone ASAP.. but i wont be one of them
     
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    +1 to Mojo, +1 to alm0614

    Yeah, however I can see how all those iPhoners jumping on our Verizon will impact connectivity and data transfer rates in areas where it's already iffy or congested...

    Lucky for me I'm out in the boondocks and a second nearby tower went up last month -- just needs to be turned on... :D
     
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    60 is for data cards only!..not phones
     
  8. Allen K

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    So we kind of know the specs for the Droid Pro, any inkling whether or not it'll be 4G enabled?
     
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    Many indicators pointing to January 2011 for Iphone on VZW.[/QUOTE]

    Those same indicators point to China getting the iPhone. China runs CDMA.

    Unless Apple takes a pay cut, Verizon isn't getting the iPhone. If Apple DOES take a paycut, the consumer will pay much more for the CDMA iPhone to cover the difference.

    There are a lot of variables involved here and nothing is black and white. History suggests that an Apple/Verizon deal would be very difficult. They have a SEVERE clash of corporate culture (i.e. very much alike and both want to be dominant) that would significantly hinder such an alliance.
     
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    DAMN, at $60 a month for LTE, I'll pass. I'm very happy with 3G on my phone. My 20Mb service at home doesn't even cost $60 a month.
     
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    That is for the MiFi card not Smartphone. But on that topic, If 4g is fast in my area I will drop the FiOS and get the MiFi.
     
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    If i have to pay $60 a month for data im tethering. Definetly not being quite about it either. (60=30for data and 30 for tether, in my book at least...)
    And to be honest 1.3ghz.... AHHHHHHHHHH.... WTF? What happened to the 2ghz? Disappointment.... They will lock the bootloader too... jerks.... :dry: I just want to know what the BEST phone is thats in the works. If they are making a 2ghz phone, I want to know about it. Im not going to upgrade my D1 for a better one then finding out the Phone of all phones is coming out right after. (or i might, but id be mad lol)