29_35x90 knx_35x90

Local

Verizon Customers Line Up For iPhones Across The Southland

View Comments
People wait in line for a Verizon Wireless store to open to purchase the iPhone after they started selling the smart phone on February 10, 2011. (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

People wait in line for a Verizon Wireless store to open to purchase the iPhone after they started selling the smart phone on February 10, 2011. (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

Links & Numbers
Information & Resources On Dangers Of Marijuana Use Covered California Enrollment Methods Hire LA Youth Hospital Ratings Stradivarius Fest Tell Us Who's Hiring!
Photo Galleries

LOS ANGELES (CBS) — After years of rumor and speculation, Verizon Wireless is officially selling the Apple iPhone to the general public.

Customers were lined up before dawn Thursday at Verizon stores across the Southland.

Last week, the company announced that its first day of online orders produced record sales.

Verizon says a basic voice plan including 450 minutes per month will cost $40.

A voice and text plan including unlimited text messages will start at $60 per month. And a separate data plan for getting e-mail and the Web will cost $30 per month.

Verizon says customers will also be able to use the iPhone as a Wi-Fi hotspot for an extra $20 per month.

The new partnership breaks AT&T’s exclusive hold on Apple’s popular phone.

For more information about the Verizon Apple iPhone, click on the following link: http://verizonwireless.com/b2c/splash/iphone.jsp

(TM and © Copyright 2010 CBS Local Media, a division of CBS Radio Inc. and its relevant subsidiaries. CBS RADIO and EYE Logo TM and Copyright 2010 CBS Broadcasting Inc. Used under license. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed. The Associated Press contributed to this report.)

View Comments
blog comments powered by Disqus
Follow

Get every new post delivered to your Inbox.

Join 2,341 other followers