The Verizon version of the Apple iPhone. (Don Emmert/AFP/Getty Images)

ConsumerWatch: Are 3rd Party iPhone Warranties Worth It?

Whether you have an iPhone through AT&T or Verizon, replacing it can be costly. Several companies offer warranties, but are they really worth it?

KPIX 5 | CBS San Francisco–02/10/2011

Verizon iPhone

iPhone Fans Line Up At Bay Area Verizon Stores

A dedicated few waited overnight outside Bay Area Verizon stores for the chance to buy an iPhone not tied to the AT&T network.


The Verizon version of the Apple iPhone. (Don Emmert/AFP/Getty Images)

Verizon Sees ‘Record’ First-Day Sales With iPhone

Verizon Wireless on Friday said its first day of taking online orders for the iPhone produced record sales, and it’s stopped taking orders until Wednesday.

CBS San Francisco–02/04/2011

Apple iPhone 4. (Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

Ahead Of iPhone, Verizon Says It May Slow Data

On the same day it started taking pre-orders for the iPhone, Verizon Wireless started reserving the right to slow down data service for subscribers who consume far more than others.

KPIX 5 | CBS San Francisco–02/03/2011

Tech Watch: Verizon Takes Pre-Orders For iPhone

CNET Editor at Large Brian Cooley got a chance to test Verizon’s version of the iPhone, comparing it to the AT&T version.


Apple iPhone 3GS

Verizon Unveils Pricing Details For iPhone Service

Verizon Wireless is revealing details of how much it will charge iPhone users for voice, text and data service.

CBS San Francisco–02/02/2011

Apple iPhone 4. (Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

AT&T Loophole Allows iPhone Unlimited Data Plans

Verizon Wireless will start offering the iPhone with a draw that AT&T no longer offers to new subscribers: a plan with unlimited data usage. But some AT&T iPhone users on limited plans won’t need to move to Verizon for unlimited data.

CBS San Francisco–01/26/2011

Motorola Droid. (George Frey/Getty Images)

ConsumerWatch: Wireless Companies To Charge More, End Some Perks

Talk is cheap, but one cell phone company is raising the cost to go online, while another is saying goodbye to some popular perks.

KPIX 5 | CBS San Francisco–01/18/2011

Apple iPhone 4. (Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

Verizon To Begin Selling iPhone 4 In February

Verizon Wireless said it will start selling a version of the iPhone 4 in early February, giving U.S. iPhone buyers a choice of carriers for the first time.

KPIX 5 | CBS San Francisco–01/11/2011

Apple iPhone 4. (Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

Verizon A Big Winner With iPhone? Not So Fast

Verizon Wireless would seem to be a big winner after its expected announcement Tuesday that it will start selling the iPhone and break Apple Inc.’s monogamous relationship with AT&T Inc. in the U.S.

CBS San Francisco–01/10/2011