The new iPhone 5 will be battling for the hearts and minds of customers on AT&T, Sprint and Verizon starting on September 14th. And it is Verizon who has struck first in the upcoming sales war between the nation’s three largest service providers.
While the websites of AT&T and Sprint remain without any updates, Verizon rolled out a graphic on its website that boasts about its 4G LTE network, 4G LTE connectivity being one of the main features coming with the iPhone 5.
Verizon currently has a major lead as far as 4G LTE markets are concerned. While Verizon boasts over 300 4G LTE markets in the United States, AT&T and Sprint have far fewer. And Verizon isn’t shy about sharing the news with interested consumers.
In a snippet titled “Best Devices Best Network”, Verizon says that it’s now allowing customers to sign up for more information about the big news today which, we assume, has to do with the iPhone 5.
Right next to that, Verizon lists the amount of 4G LTE networks it has compared to its competitors. Currently, Verizon has 371 total 4G LTE markets in the United States while AT&T sits at 69 and Sprint at 25.
This gives Verizon a significant advantage over AT&T and Sprint in terms of what it can offer iPhone 5 customers.
Both AT&T and Sprint have recently announced expansions for their 4G LTE networks with Sprint revealing that it plans to get over the 100 market mark by the end of the year.
4G LTE is a key feature on the iPhone 5 and it’s the first time that Apple has offered these data speeds in conjunction with the iPhone. 4G LTE connectiivty will allow iPhone 5 owners to pull down data speeds that can reach up to 10 times faster than 3G.
This means better streaming and faster web browsing while on the go.
In addition, the iPhone 5 will feature a new 4-inch display, A6 processor, a new design with glass and aluminum, and iOS 6.
The device will go up for pre-order this Friday starting at $199.99 and will be released on AT&T, Sprint and Verizon Wireless later this month on September 21st.
Are you going to get an iPhone 5 on Verizon Wireless’ 4G LTE network?