If the iPhone for Verizon isn't announced today, many an AT&T subscriber is going to be upset.Â In fact, some experts believe an angry mob will be waiting for Verizon executives if 1-11-11 isn't going to live up to the constant rumors.
Since 2007, AT&T has been the sole carrier for Apple's iPhone, signing an exclusivity contract that was renewed in subsequent years.Â However, the continued complaints from AT&T customers as well as the increased interested in Droid phones, already available from Verizon, caused many in the market to call for Apple to release the iPhone to other carriers.
The biggest obstacle in the Verizon's changeover to the iPhone is their CDMA network.Â Since the iPhone currently works well (when the connection doesn't drop) on AT&T's 3G network, there was some work Verizon needed to do in order to create a solid network.Â At the same time, Verizon is rolling out its 4G network, but that doesn't mean the iPhone will work with that.Â Â If it does, consumers will be able to surf the Internet and talk on the phone at the same time.Â If not, well, there are sure to be complaints.
Will today be the day that millions of iPhone users decide to make the switch to Verizon?Â Most experts say no.Â Since there are stiff contract termination fees in place for iPhone users now, many may wait until the end of their contract.Â And some might not switch at all since Verizon doesn't have to offer any incentives.
In addition, many iPhone users may wait until the summer for the switch, since that's when the 5G phone is expected to be released.Â But there's no guarantee that Verizon will get that new generation phone either.
What will today bring for those who are frustrated with AT&T, but love their iPhone?Â Only a few more hours until everyone finds out.