Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Are Apple and Verizon Finally Working Together

The buzz is that the Apple iPhone may have found a new phone partner this Fall and for Verizon customers it could be good news. "The Wall Street Journal reported late Monday that Apple plans to release an iPhone this year that would work on CDMA networks -- a technology used by Verizon Wireless and Sprint Nextel Inc. in the U.S., as well as some carriers overseas." As a fan of the iPhone, I wanted one the moment it came available, but I struggled with its phone capabilities. I was a former AT&T Wireless customer who switched to Verizon one day after number portability was allowed. And having struggled with dropped calls, poor signals, and the inability to make a phone call while sitting in Penn Station, I vowed never to return. Verizon was a welcome relief.

But the Apple iPhone was only available with AT&T and I could not go back; so I have patiently waited. Just yesterday I asked a friend again about their iPhone and their response is they love everything but the phone call feature. Heck, that is what I need a cell phone to do the most. Without that connection, it is simply a brick in my pocket.

The light at the end of the tunnel may finally be in sight. I look forward to the day an official announcement is made and the day the Apple iPhone is first available for connection with my Verizon wireless phone number. For now, I will continue to wait patiently.

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