Apple and Verizon have begun offering the iPhone CDMA model for pre-order by existing Verizon customers — if you pre-order the device will arrive “by February 10”, Apple promises. Beginning on Wednesday, February 9, all qualified customers will be able to order an iPhone 4 on Verizon.
Prices of the devices via either carrier remains the same: $199 for the 16GB and $299 for the 32GB models. However, monthly tariffs are very different (see tables after the jump).
– An iPhone with 450 minutes talk time and unlimited data alongside 250 text messages per month will cost you $74.98/month on Verizon. If you want the Hotspot this goes up by another $20 along with a one-off $35 charge for activation. So that’s just under $100/month.
– On AT&T an equivalent deal — 450 minutes, 2GB data plus tethering and 200 messages will cost you $109.99/month.
As you might expect, AT&T continues to exclusively offer the iPhone 3GS at the lowest price of $49 (plus monthly fees).
Verizon employees are being asked not to purchase iPhones just yet, citing its expectation of “unprecedented demand”, Verizon urged its staff to delay making an order.
The Verizon model iPhone is also expected to be made available via Best Buy.