Ad Agency Said to be Working on Verizon iPhone Campaign

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Rumors that the iPhone will soon be available on Verizon’s network are on the rise again, and this time they claim that an advertising agency is working on the company’s campaign for the upcoming fourth generation iPhone. If true, that means AT&T’s five-year exclusive deal will becoming to a premature end.

According to CrunchGear, Landor Associates is working on a marketing campaign for Verizon to promote the iPhone on the company’s cell service network.

If true, then the notion that AT&T’s exclusive deal with Apple runs through 2012 is off base. The cell service provider struck a five year exclusivity deal with Apple when the iPhone was originally launched, but that doesn’t mean the two haven’t since renegotiated the contract.

Rumors that Apple and Verizon are striking an iPhone deal have been around nearly as long as the iPhone. Since the report that Landor Associates is working on an iPhone campaign is also just a rumor, there still isn’t any solid evidence to support the idea that AT&T’s exclusive deal is ending — especially since Apple isn’t commenting on its carrier plans.

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5 Comments Leave Your Own

Tiger

Has anybody emailed SJ to ask if Verizon is getting the iPhone this year?

He might send a Yes or No answer.

Lee Dronick

This rumor has the makings of a good prank.

MyRightEye

Oh PLEASE come to Verizon. I will be jumping ship like ** that.

Screw ATT.

pdwatson2

When I saw the “news” about the exclusive ATT contract lasting to 2012 this morning, I actually took a look at some Android phones. How long can we wait?  And then, voila, this “news” shows up, designed to give us hope again…..  if Apple didn’t plant this story, they should have.  (Better they should just get with Verizon and sell another 50 mil iPhones.)

CJ

If iPhone comes to Verizon, good for them. I hope there will be many happy customers.

Personally, I have no reason to change providers. Quite happy with my service. Is ATT perfect? No, but they have done well and I can actually use my phone without roaming in my house, unlike with Sprint, whose service degraded over the years I was with them.

Would I want an Android? No thanks. Not interested at all. Do look forward to iPhone OS4 though.

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