By Margaret Lyons
January 11, 2011 at 04:16 PM EST

It’s official: Lowell McAdam, the president and COO of Verizon, announced this morning that “we’re partnering…with Apple.” The iPhone 4 will be available on Verizon on February 10, and starts at $199 for a 16GB 2-year plan, which is the same pricing as AT&T. Existing Verizon customers can preorder the phone come Feb. 3.

One thing to note: You can’t switch from AT&T to Verizon and keep your same phone. AT&T runs on a GSM network (think: SIM cards), and Verizon runs on CDMA, so the devices themselves are not interchangeable. The devices will run on Verizon’s 3G network (not the 4G LTE), and because of the way CDMA works, customers won’t be able to use voice and data simultaneously.

So, PopWatchers: Does this mean there’s an iPhone in your future? Or a carrier switch?

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