Apple adds Verizon to retail store's EasyPay terminals

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in iPhone edited January 2014
Apple has added Verizon Wireless to its retail store's EasyPay terminals, in order to check upgrade eligibility for users as they buy new iPhones.



An Apple retail source forwarded a screen shot of the new EasyPay "Check Upgrade Eligibility" screen, which lists AT&T and Verizon as options, under the instructions to pick a carrier to check upgrade eligibility (shown below).



Verizon announced it would be carrying the iPhone at a highly anticipated event last week, and has said its calling plans will remain the same.



However, the company hasn't yet outlined the data plans that will be available to new iPhone 4 subscribers on its network, and if these will differ from the existing plans currently in use, for existing subscribers or new ones.







Verizon currently offers similar voice and text plans to AT&T's, but also offers an unlimited data plan as well as WiFi tethering. Neither of those are available on AT&T, which only offers Bluetooth or USB tethering, and which counts tethering use against the user's existing data contract.



Verizon's current plans allow users to consume unlimited data and opt for 5GB of tethering access at an additional monthly charge.



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  • Reply 1 of 7
    Wifi tethering works fine for me on AT&T
  • Reply 2 of 7
    shobizshobiz Posts: 207member
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by crisss1205 View Post


    Wifi tethering works fine for me on AT&T



    Same here.
  • Reply 3 of 7
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by crisss1205 View Post


    Wifi tethering works fine for me on AT&T



    Care to explain further?
  • Reply 4 of 7
    dasanman69dasanman69 Posts: 12,976member
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    Originally Posted by fizzmaster View Post


    Care to explain further?



    It rhymes with bailjreaking.
  • Reply 5 of 7
    Yep that is indeed an EazyPay! This is really exciting, in a way I wish I still worked their and could be a part of this launch seeing as how I've also been waiting for a Verizon iPhone for years. It would be fun to take part in it with the customers who would always ask about a Verizon iPhone. But at the same time, I don't think I could do two iPhone launches a year! lol.
  • Reply 6 of 7
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by dasanman69 View Post


    It rhymes with bailjreaking.



    That is what I thought. To which I ask, who cares if some hacked phone can do it?
  • Reply 7 of 7
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    Originally Posted by AppleInsider View Post




    Verizon currently offers similar voice and text plans to AT&T's, but also offers an unlimited data plan as well as WiFi tethering. Neither of those are available on AT&T, which only offers Bluetooth or USB tethering, and which counts tethering use against the user's existing data contract.



    Verizon's current plans allow users to consume unlimited data and opt for 5GB of tethering access at an additional monthly charge.







    Sloppy, sloppy writing (or intentionally misleading). No one knows what Verizon's data plans for the iPhone will be. In fact, we have every reason to believe they will not be unlimited. When unlimited is what they currently offer but announce that they will be announcing the iPhone data plans "at a later date" would lead one to believe they will not be status quo.
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