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Verizon Reportedly Hiring Hundreds Ahead Of iPhone Launch

Verizon Wireless is rumoured to be hiring hundreds of call centre employees in preparation for an iPhone launch on its networks.

According to AppleInsider, call centre service providers Teleperformance and Ryla has posted job requirements for thousands of customer service executives to handle the calls for a “major wireless cell phone service retailer”.

The Augusta unit of Teleperformance call centre has plans to double its employee head count for a 'major wireless' firm that has secured a new line of business, the The Augusta Chronicle reports.

Both Teleperformance and Ryla are known to have worked for Verizon Wireless previously. Ryla has been working for Verizon for the past 10 years.

The rumours of a possible Verizon iPhone were first confirmed by the Wall Street Journal, which said that Apple was producing a CDMA version of the iPhone to be compatible with Verizon's network.

AT&T, the exclusive provider of iPhone in the US, is being seen promoting smartphones other than the iPhone, indicating that the company might not remain the sole provider of the popular smartphone for a very long time.