Verizon Soothes Non-iPhone Buyers' Remorse
And those full-price phones will cost $649.99 for the 16GB version and $749.99 for the 32GB model, Verizon confirmed in a quiet update to its FAQ page. iPhones on contract will cost $199.99 or $299.99 for the 16GB and 32GB versions, respectively.
Light Reading Editor-in-Chief Phil Harvey and I discussed Verizon's return policy, and the number of angry customers that recently purchased non-iPhones in desperation, in a podcast found here.
Verizon's new policy will appease this group, although the non-contract prices probably won't. More importantly, however, it shows where Big Red is placing its bets, much to Android's dismay. (See Verizon's iPhone: Angst for Android.)
— Sarah Reedy, Senior Reporter, Light Reading Mobile