Verizon Offering Discounted iPhone Plans to Apple Retail Store Employees

ifoAppleStore reports that Verizon is offering excellent deals on service plans for Apple's retail store employees, encouraging them to switch over to the carrier's services for their wireless needs.

According to tipsters, employees can pay the non-subsidized price of $649.99 for a 16 Gb iPhone 4, for example, and then pay just $25 a month for 1,500 monthly minutes, along with unlimited texts and data. A consumer plan with unlimited talk time, data and texts costs $119.94. A similar plan on the AT&T network would cost $114.99.

A second option allows retail store employees to purchase the Verizon iPhone at regular subsidized prices and pay full service plan fees for ten months, after which time the service plan would drop to $25 per month for the remaining 14 months of the contract.

Employees taking advantage of the deals would reportedly not be eligible for future iPhone upgrade discounts as long as they remain Apple employees.