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Verizon Customers Can Order Apple iPhone Thursday

NEW YORK (AP / WCBS 880) – Verizon Wireless is revealing details of how much it will charge iPhone users for voice, text and data service.

The company will begin taking preorders for Apple Inc.‘s smart phone on Thursday. Verizon says a basic voice plan including 450 minutes per month will cost $40.

A voice and text plan including unlimited text messages will start at $60 per month. And a separate data plan for getting e-mail and the Web will cost $30 per month.

Verizon says customers will also be able to use the iPhone as a Wi-Fi hotspot for an extra $20 per month.

The company is setting aside a limited number of iPhones for those who already subscribe to Verizon. It will begin taking preorders from existing customers at 3 a.m. on Thursday.

Verizon and Apple announced that the wireless carrier would be offering the iPhone at a Lincoln Center event in January.

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