Walmart Prepares for the Verizon iPhone 4 Rush

Paul Lilly

Much to the dismay of AT&T, the wireless carrier's exclusivity agreement with Apple to sell the iPhone is officially over. February 10 is here, and that means the iPhone 4, in CDMA form, is available on Verizon's network, though you don't have to march into a Verizon store to get one. Wallyworld announced that it too is selling iPhone 4 devices on Verizon Wireless in select stores.

"We're excited to bring iPhone 4 on Verizon Wireless, one the most anticipated mobile phone launches in recent history, to Walmart customers," said Gary Severson, senior vice president, Home Entertainment, Walmart U.S. "As customers continue to embrace smart phone technology, we've added nearly 20 smart phone models to our assortment, including the new iPhone 4 on Verizon Wireless."

Walmart said it stocked nearly 600 of its in-store wireless areas, with the iPhone 4 starting at $199 (16GB) based on a new line activation or eligible upgrade with 2-year contract.

Best Buy is also carrying the iPhone 4 on Verizon, so you shouldn't have any trouble finding one if you're truly dead set on shunning Android, Windows Phone 7, and BlackBerry.

Show of hands, how many of you are planning to pick up an iPhone 4 on Verizion?

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