AT&T exec says CDMA iPhone users won't like 'life in the slow lane'

AT&T's top PR exec decided to stir the pot on the eve of an expected announcement that 's popular would finally be available on Verizon ' CDMA-based network.

Verizon is widely expected tomorrow to announce it will be the second U.S. carrier to offer the iPhone, and the first to do on a CDMA network.


AT&T Executive Vice President Larry Solomon today reacted to a which reported that Verizon is confident enough of its beefed up network to offer iPhone subscribers unlimited data plans for $30 a month. AT&T currently charges them $25 a month, with a data limit of 2 Gigabytes.

Solomon sent out the following statement, according to "The iPhone is built for speed, but that's not what you get with a CDMA phone. I'm not sure iPhone users are ready for life in the slow lane." Solomon noted that AT&T's GSM network is faster than Verizon's CDMA network.

That's already sparking a wave of commentary.