I typically don’t dabble in the rumor pool, and Verizon iPhone rumors are about as useful as breaks on a Toyota, but I just had to pass along this little tidbit. A source contacted us, claiming to have new confirmation on the much talked about Verizon iPhone.

The source claimed they worked at a major network maintenance company, in Austin, Tx. There, they helped serve and maintain networks and servers for some of the largest companies in the states.

The story got interesting when they told us that at a budget meeting last month with Verizon, there was to be a drastic change in their needed services and costs over Q1 and Q2 of next year due to how much was being spent on the iPhone from Apple…

In short, they are pouring money in network upgrades to be ready for the iPhone.

Once again, normally this means nothing in the long line at the rumor mill, but when the source mentioned the name Solar Winds, this one got a little more interesting. Solar Winds happens to be big in IT Management software, and admits to working with the top 5  telecommunications company in the country. Also, a quick Google Maps search of the company, drops a pin on their campus right in the middle of Longhorn country (Austin, Texas).

That being said, I think I speak for everyone when I say I can’t wait until this thing is announced so we can all move on.