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Verizon Imposing Vacation Blackouts September 21-30 in Line with iPhone Launch Claims

TechCrunch reports that it has received word from a Verizon employee that the carrier is imposing a company-wide vacation blackout from September 21 through the end of the month, a timeframe in line with the rumored September 21 launch for the next-generation iPhone in the United States. Apple is expected to introduce the new iPhone with a media event on September 12.
A trusted Verizon employee has just confirmed to TechCrunch that the carrier is having an all-staff vacation blackout from the dates of Friday, September 21 to the following Friday, September 30. You know what that means, right?
Similar blackouts have been instituted around the launch of previous iPhone models and other high-profile Apple products, although these blackouts are sometimes subject to change or extension depending on Apple's exact plans.

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26 months ago
As if we needed another sign that it is coming.

Rating: 10 Votes
26 months ago

is this for new Android Phones?


Yes, there are expected to be 12-15 launching during that time.
Rating: 6 Votes
26 months ago

is this for new Android Phones?


If carriers did vacation blackouts for every new Android phone, they wouldn't be able to give any vacation time to their employees, EVER!! :p
Rating: 6 Votes
26 months ago
is this for new Android Phones?
Rating: 5 Votes
26 months ago

that new samsung phone must be coming out :D


Yes, there are expected to be 12-15 launching during that time.


is this for new Android Phones?


This was funny lol
Rating: 4 Votes
26 months ago
so close.....yet so farrr. :(
Rating: 4 Votes
26 months ago
just sold my 4s today... now with a Go phone for 4 weeks... Going to be a lonnggg 4 weeks
Rating: 4 Votes
26 months ago
Id rather rely on Apple and AT&T vacation blackouts. They have more of a history together than Vericrap.
Rating: 3 Votes
26 months ago
I wish we would know what the new phone looks like.
Rating: 3 Votes
26 months ago
Ready to jump ship from AT&T!
Rating: 3 Votes

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