January 11, 2011 by staff
Verizon Iphone, Verizon Wireless will begin selling Apple Inc. iPhone early next month, ending rival AT & T Inc. sole custody of the aircraft in the United States and more than double the potential customers for the touchscreen smartphone.
The iPhone 4 will be available on Verizon’s network on February 10 with pre-orders for existing customers starting line on February 3, the companies said in a statement today. The phone will start to 199.99 with a two-year wireless service.
Verizon, the largest U.S. mobile carrier, will begin offering the smartphone for nearly four years after its debut on the network of AT & T in 2007. Apple will have an opportunity for the first time to sell to customers of Verizon Wireless. Verizon could sell 13 million iPhones in the first year, “said John Hodulik, ananlyst at UBS AG.
“This is a milestone for the industry,” Lowell McAdam, president and chief operating officer at parent Verizon Communications Inc., said in the statement, calling Apple device “one of the most important technological additions in the landscape mobile. ”
Verizon Communications, which co-owns Basking Ridge, New Jersey Verizon Wireless with Vodafone Group Plc, fell 76 cents to 35.16 and 11:55 in New York Stock Exchange. The shares were little changed this year before today.
AT & T $ History
AT & T $ made several concessions when it won exclusive rights to the iPhone. He started sharing revenue with Apple wireless services, according to statements from AT & T CEO Randall Stephenson at the time, if it ended this practice in 2008.
AT & T has Cupertino, Calif., to manage the Apple iTunes software loaded on the phone, a step that led to the Apple App Store for mobile applications. And AT & T $ subsidizes the iPhone, Apple and pay about 600 for each phone it sells to customers for wireless and 199, asanlysts say Hodulik.
The iPhone helped AT & T Dallas add subscribers as well as the U.S. mobile market is approaching saturation. There are plenty of wireless devices for more than nine out of 10, according to the association CTIA wireless industry.
The iPhone will allow Verizon to add 2.1 million net new subscribers in 2011, estimates Hodulik, compared to an estimated 650,000 T. AT & This marks the first time Verizon subscriber growth will exceed its biggest rival since 2008.
Grant Verizon’s iPhone will be about $ 400, estimates Hodulik. That would mean Verizon might pay a total of over $ 5 billion and grants if it sells 13 million iPhones, as he projects.
Apple vs Google
For Apple, the move to the country’s largest mobile phone operator will help them compete for market share against Google Inc and Research In Motion Ltd. last week, comScore Inc said Google’s Android software in mind the number of subscribers iPhone smartphone U.S. for the first time, representing 26 percent of the market, compared to 25 percent for Apple. BlackBerry maker Research In Motion has the top spot with 33.5 percent.
“That will only increase competition with Android, although carriers have multiple partners is likely to loosen the level of control Apple has been more iPhone customers,” said Noah Elkin, ananlyst at researcher eMarketer.
Apple will now be able to sell at 93, 2 million customers of Verizon Wireless, which has strongly encouraged smartphones running Android. AT & T, the second largest mobile operator, had 92.8 million customers at the end of September.
- Editor: Peter Elstrom, Heiskanen City
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