by Joe White
February 10, 2011
Today, the Verizon iPhone goes on sale to the general public. The handset is available to purchase from a variety of different retailers, including Apple's retail stores, and Verizon Wireless Communications Stores, too. Last week, Verizon opened pre-orders for the CDMA iPhone 4. These were record breaking. In order to pre-order a handset, you had to be a pre-existing Verizon customer, and sign up for a two year contract with the carrier. Yesterday, Apple and Verizon opened pre-orders for everyone else. This morning, Verizon iPhone handsets will be available from Apple's retail stores at 7AM, local time. Furthermore, the handset will be available to purchase at more than 2,000 Verizon Wireless Communications stores, nationwide. Many Best Buy stores (about a 100 units each), over 600 Walmart stores will also sell the Verizon iPhone. The iPhone 4 will be available for the "suggested retail price of $199" (16GB). If you want the 32GB model, it will set you back an initial $299. In both cases, customers must sign a two year contract with Verizon. Recently, we put together a Verizon iPhone price comparison article. Be sure to check it out before purchasing a Verizon iPhone. And, if you're planning on grabbing a Verizon iPhone, make sure you get to a store before 7AM local time. Because if pre-orders are anything to go by, Verizon's CDMA iPhone handsets are going to sell like hotcakes.