Verizon iPhone 4 Price: $200 with contract, $650 without contract

Jan 23, 2011 - 13 Comments

verizon iphone 4 price

Buying the iPhone 4 with a two year commitment agreement from Verizon is the same cost as AT&T’s, but Verizon’s option to pay the full price, presumably without contract, costs $50 more. Here is the pricing information from Verizon:

Verizon iPhone 4 Price with Contract

If you sign a 2-year contract, the price of the Verizon iPhone 4 is the same as AT&T’s offer:

  • iPhone 4 16GB: $199.99
  • iPhone 4 32GB: $299.99

Verizon iPhone 4 Price without Contract

Verizon is charging $50 more for the iPhone 4 than AT&T’s contract-free price:

  • iPhone 4 16GB: $649.99
  • iPhone 4 32GB: $749.99

These prices come directly from the Verizon iPhone 4 FAQ page. There may be a reason for the cost increase, but the only known difference thus far is the Verizon iPhone has CDMA network compatibility. As usual in the USA smartphone market, the CDMA iPhone will almost certainly be carrier locked to the Verizon network.

Is there really an advantage to paying more to buy the iPhone outright when it is carrier locked anyway? This depends, but in my view the only reason to buy an off-contract iPhone is to unlock it for use on other network carriers. With no CDMA compatible iPhone in the wild yet, it is unknown if there will be a carrier unlock that works with the device, so if you are hoping for an unlocked CDMA device you may need to shop outside of the USA.

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Posted by: Manish Patel in iPhone

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  1. luangoa says:

    It costs more because of the wireless access point built into it maybe

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  5. JOE Mama says:

    I LOVE YOUR FACE!

  6. miri says:

    why without contract is more expensive than with contract , and does this iphone is good for orange in israel ? (friend in usa)

  7. Mehta says:

    it the phone available in US without contract one???? and what is the exact present cost of the phone???

  8. bob barker says:

    hi

  9. shivam says:

    tell me about the performance

  10. inshaal ahmed says:

    what’s the contract?

  11. Muhammad Naser Bromand says:

    dear sir,

    iam form afghanistan i want to purches one i phon 4 and i dont have visa card how should i purches the phone and by contract.

    cheers

    Muhammad Naser Bromand,

  12. Haywood Jablome says:

    Don’t sell a phone to Muhammad, he will just use it as a iDetonator.

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