iPhone Showdown: Verizon’s iPhone 4 – $199 vs. AT&T’s iPhone 3Gs – $49
By: Dappered Tech Correspondent Paul Olson
After months (years?) of rumors, AT&T’s exclusive iPhone deal is ending. If you hadn’t heard, Verizon will start selling Apple’s iPhone 4 on February 10th. No, it’s not 4G, and it’s not an iPhone 5. It’s just an iPhone 4, on Verizon’s big network. It’s one defining feature: it can act as a WiFi hotspot.
In response, AT&T dropped the price of the iPhone 3GS to $49 (with contract). The iPhone 3GS doesn’t have “retina display” or a front-facing camera, but it’s still an iPhone. Unfortunately, it’s on AT&T, but maybe Verizon’s iPhone will lure away some of the heavy users crowding (and slowing down) AT&T’s network.
What do you think? At Dappered, our current favorite smartphone is the Samsung Intercept on Virgin Mobile. Are either of these phones a better deal? Are you planning to buy either phone right now? Let us know what you think in the comments.