June 29, 2010 / 7:51 PM / 9 years ago

Verizon Wireless to carry iPhone in 2011: report

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Verizon Wireless is due to start selling Apple Inc’s (AAPL.O) iPhone next year, bringing an end to AT&T Inc’s (T.N) role as the exclusive service provider for the blockbuster device, Bloomberg reported on Tuesday.

Bloomberg, citing two people familiar with the plans, reported that the iPhone would be available to Verizon Wireless customers in January. Verizon Wireless, the largest U.S. mobile phone carries, is a venture between Verizon Communications Inc. (VZ.N) and Vodafone Group Plc (VOD.L).

A representative for Verizon Wireless declined comment. Apple also declined to comment.

Reporting by Paul Thomasch; Editing by Bernard Orr

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