WHO: Verizon Wireless
WHAT/NEWS: Beginning at 8 a.m. local time Friday, September 14 the iPhone 5 with 4G LTE capabilities will be available for preorder at all of Florida's company-owned Verizon Wireless Communications Stores. Customers can preorder the iPhone 5 online at www.verizonwireless.com beginning at 3 a.m (EDT).
ABOUT 4G LTE The Verizon Wireless 4G LTE network will allow iPhone 5 owners to access the Internet, send text messages, share photos and videos to social networking sites and stream live music and video at speeds up to 10 times faster than before. The Verizon Wireless 4G LTE network is currently in more markets than all other U.S. wireless providers' 4G LTE networks combined.
ABOUT IPHONE 5 The iPhone 5 is the thinnest and lightest iPhone ever, completely redesigned to feature a stunning new 4-inch Retina display; an Apple-designed A6 chip for blazing-fast performance; and ultrafast wireless technology - all while delivering even better battery life. The iPhone 5 comes with iOS 6, the world's most advanced mobile operating system with over 200 new features, including the all new Maps app with Apple-designed cartography and turn-by-turn navigation; Facebook® integration; Passbook organization; and even more Siri features and languages.
DATE: Friday, September 14
TIME: Beginning at 3 a.m. (EDT) for online preorders and 8 a.m. (local time) for in-store preorders.
All Verizon Wireless company-owned stores and online at www.verizonwireless.com
PRICE: The iPhone 5 will be available starting at $199.99 for the16 GB model, $299.99 for the 32 GB model and $399.99 for the 64 GB model with a new two-year customer agreement.
MEDIA CONTACT: Chuck Hamby, Verizon Wireless
About Verizon Wireless
Verizon Wireless operates the nation's largest 4G LTE network and largest, most reliable 3G network. The company serves 94.2 million retail customers, including 88.8 million retail postpaid customers. Headquartered in Basking Ridge, N.J., with 78,000 employees nationwide, Verizon Wireless is a joint venture of Verizon Communications (NYSE, NASDAQ: VZ) and Vodafone (LSE, NASDAQ: VOD). For more information, visit www.verizonwireless.com. To preview and request broadcast-quality video footage and high-resolution stills of Verizon Wireless operations, log on to the Verizon Wireless Multimedia Library at www.verizonwireless.com/multimedia.