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Finally! iPhone is coming to Verizon

MCKENZIE MORRELL
Praise baby Jesus, the day is near: the iPhone is coming to Verizon! It has been an excruciating few years waiting for the ever-popular Apple product to join America’s most reliable network. Between the rumors and promises of an iPhone on Big Red, I’m thrilled to see it’s finally happening!

Feb. 3 it begins–existing Verizon customers can pre-order the phone and Feb. 10 is when it becomes available to everyone.

It doesn’t come as a surprise that I’m somewhat of a social media and overall technology junkie, so you bet your bottom dollar that I’ll be hopping on the iPhone train. From ages eight to 80, the iPhone seems to be a hot commodity in today’s society.

Now, I’m a loyal customer of Verizon, and as of right now proud to call myself a Droid user. I have nothing but good reviews of the Android system and my Droid Incredible, but there’s just some part of me that feels the need to get the iPhone. My family and I joke about my need for cell phone rehab—seeing as I buy a new phone every few months. They’re all just so awesome, I can’t contain myself.

But not all of this news is gumdrops and lollipops, because something terrible happened: I used my upgrade five months ago! I mean, can you blame me? With all this iPhone speculation, I wasn’t about to suffer through six months with my BlackBerry Tour. Ick. So naturally, the Droid seemed like the next best thing.

The full retail price of the iPhone on Verizon is $649.99 for the 16GB model, and $749.99 for the 32GB model. I’m technology crazy, but not THAT crazy.

I share a phone plan with my sister, and of course she has an upgrade. Insert inappropriate words of anger. But I was determined to secure my chance of getting an iPhone at a discounted price, so for a whole week I schemed and persuaded, and of course hounded her to death until she finally gave in and gave me her upgrade. Under one condition: I give her my Droid. Seems like a fair trade.

There’s been speculation that Verizon’s network might not hold up to the high demand of current and new customers using the iPhone. Also, that AT&T’s service will improve once their not-so-loyal customers join Team Big Red. I think that’s a load of crap. Verizon’s Executives have been testing this product for over a year making sure it could withstand the high volume of usage iPhone users bring. Why would Verizon launch it if they weren’t confident the same problems AT&T had wouldn’t recreate themselves? And as for AT&T improving… ha! No amount of customer alleviation could make that service better.

All I know is come Feb. 3 at 3 a.m. EST I will be logged onto VerizonWireless.com ordering my spankin’ new iPhone. Ahhhh. I can hardly wait! Can you?

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