AT&T and 3G CV
When I was condering getting a 3G phone, back before I was thinking about the iPhone, I was looking at a bunch of 3G phones (not PDA/smartphones, however). One thing they all touted was access to the AT&T cellular video features (if you had a dataplan) so you could watch ESPN clips, for example.
Many of the smartphones also offered this service. However, the iPhone does not. Anyone know why? Is there any way to get this information? After all, I have the dataplan, I have a 3G phone - should I be able to access the same data that is provided to other 3G phones with data plans by AT&T?
- 11-20-2008, 11:50 AM #2
No idea why they do not include this. They keep the iPhone separate from all other PDA/BB plans. And if you look at it from the other side, that is not such a bad thing honestly. Keeps all that AT&T bloatware off our phones. I'm not complaining.
- 11-20-2008, 12:27 PM #4
- 02-08-2009, 03:52 PM #5
- 02-09-2009, 08:50 AM #6
It's probably easy to figure out why, Apple didn't want it on the iPhone. Apple provides pretty much all content for the iPhone, AT&T just provides the cellular network. Apple even got them to create a whole new voicemail system just for the iPhone.
All the other phones that have these things let AT&T install their custom software on the phones. Same as all the other phones that have the AT&T navigator software, which they charge for monthly. That isn't on the iPhone either.
- 02-09-2009, 04:51 PM #7