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

verizonlogoTechCrunch 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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Top Rated Comments

chrisfromalbany Avatar
155 months ago
As if we needed another sign that it is coming.

Score: 10 Votes (Like | Disagree)
madsci954 Avatar
155 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
Score: 6 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Boatboy24 Avatar
155 months ago
is this for new Android Phones?

Yes, there are expected to be 12-15 launching during that time.
Score: 6 Votes (Like | Disagree)
BJMRamage Avatar
155 months ago
is this for new Android Phones?
Score: 5 Votes (Like | Disagree)
boronathan Avatar
155 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
Score: 4 Votes (Like | Disagree)
carrako Avatar
155 months ago
just sold my 4s today... now with a Go phone for 4 weeks... Going to be a lonnggg 4 weeks
Score: 4 Votes (Like | Disagree)