Verizon CEO on iPhone: It’s Entirely Apple’s Call

Will the iPhone ever come to the Verizon Network?

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Recently during a third-quarter conference call Verizon CEO, Ivan Seidenberg, stated that bringing the iPhone to Verizon is a decision that is totally up to Apple. Do you think the iPhone will ever be on Verizon? Tell us what you think.

iPhone coming to Verizon?Below is the full quote from the conference call…

This is a decision that is exclusively in Apple’s court … Obviously we would be interested if they thought it would make sense for them to have us as a partner. And so we will leave it with them on that score. We want to broaden the base of choice for customers, and hopefully along the way, Apple, as well as others, will decide to jump on the bandwagon.”

Previously, Seidenberg has said that he believes that Apple would likely wait until 2010 to bring the iPhone to Verizon, as this is when the new 4G LTE wireless network will be rolling out. The new 4G network features the same standards as AT&T as well as other providers, which would make the iPhone’s transition much easier.

With the new "Droid Does" advertising campaign in full swing, it could make negotiations between Verizon and Apple quite uncomfortable. Some have even speculated that Verizon doesn’t see Apple partnering with them and will begin burning bridges with even harsher advertisements.

Your choice: iPhone on AT&T or Verizon – Tell us which one you choose.

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  • Matthew Egan

    I’m not sure that is true. If they thought it was possible, they wouldn’t be attacking Apple and the iPhone right now in all their marketing. They aren’t just going after AT&T they’re going after the device itself. The camera, the apps, the open development, etc.

  • Guest

    I think Verizon will get the iphone pretty soon! I will buy three of them (3 lines). Apple likes to make more money and making business with Verizon is the way to go. I think both companies need each other but they are hesitant to make the first move! We need a marriage councilor!

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