View Poll Results: Is the ATT / iPhone exclusive deal coming to an end Jan 27?
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Not the 27th, but soon, before the end of 2010
Not until 4G hits the mainstream in 2011 (or so)
Not anytime soon
Who thinks the iPhone / ATT deal over this week?
Hot Hardware is saying they have heard from a source that the ATT / iPhone deal is coming to an end this Wednesday.
AT&T Insiders Report iPhone Exclusivity Going Away On Wednesday - HotHardware
So what do you think? Crazy rumor or not?
Last edited by Justin; 01-24-2010 at 09:45 PM.
- 01-24-2010, 11:21 PM #2
- 01-25-2010, 12:00 AM #3
AT&T would destroy Verizon with our network does voice and data with the iPhone, yours doesn't... Verizon having the iPhone b4 4G is a bad move for Verizon... Where can you do voice and data with the iPhone on AT&T's network.." There's a map for that"
Where can you do voice and data on Verizon's network with the iPhone? " There is no map for that" haha
I see it already, Verizon will get basted
- 01-25-2010, 05:30 AM #4
I don't think it will, Apple has never come out at said anything negative about the ATT problems. If the Att service problems were a real concern of Apple's they would have probably come out and said something to their product users about the contract being over soon, or publicly criticized ATT for it. I think that ATT will negotiate the contract and extend it to 2011.
BTW, I went to two different websites recently to read about this and one of them tried to install malware on my computer. Don't know which one it was, they were dvice.com & businessinsider.com. Just FYI if you want to look more up on the subject.
- 01-25-2010, 06:19 AM #5
- 01-25-2010, 07:50 AM #6
The next iPhone will still most likely only support 3G network so it will probably still be called the iPhone 3G (something). Maybe this time instead of S they will call it iPhone 3G Pro or whatever.
- 01-26-2010, 01:27 AM #8
- 01-26-2010, 01:58 AM #9
- 01-26-2010, 04:11 AM #10
It is my understanding that Verizon's 3g is not the same as ATT's 3g, their commercials are misleading. Also, if you have a Verizon contract you should read the find print, their data is not unlimited (from what I read many times in othe forums) there is a 5 gig cap on it. ATT does not currently have that 5 gig cap. Being able to make calls while using data is big plus! Especially if you are not near a computer and are trying to make plans with someone or find directions etc... The uses are limitless.
- 01-26-2010, 05:45 AM #11
- 01-26-2010, 06:33 AM #12
Every cell phone company has their pros and cons, if you are happy with the one you've chosen good for you. ATT's data map is as vast as its voice map. Most people don't notice or understand the difference in data coverage. All maps can be easily looked up on the internet. BTW, Verizon currently has law suits pending against them for their misleading ads. Not to mention the fact that they completely avoid the topic Sprints 4g coverage, and they just added 5 more cities to their map.
I thought this was a forum to discuss things, not insult others with a difference of opinion.
- 02-15-2010, 02:31 PM #13
I will stay with AT&T and continue making calls and being able to use the web!
Their is a reason Apple chooses to stay with AT&T over brand [V].. THEY SUCK!
to put in language you may be able to wrap your mind around!
- 02-15-2010, 02:46 PM #14
There are a few of us that are GSM first and iPhone second.
All that said, one would really like to be quit of the "steaming pile of failure."
Two weeks to my trip to San Francisco. I will report on AT&T but I will not rely upon them. Definitely taking my Verizon MIFI card so I will have data, AT&T or no AT&T. There is a map for voice ordata "on Verizon's network with the iPhone." It is the same as the Verizon 3G map, the one that AT&T really hates.
Have you noticed how AT&T has crafted their ads so as to imply that their 97% voice coverage and their "fastest" data network are the same?
Last edited by whmurray; 02-16-2010 at 10:57 PM.
- 02-15-2010, 02:56 PM #15
- 02-15-2010, 03:10 PM #16
1x is 2G CDMA
EV (EVDO) is 3G CDMA
both are maxed out in speed. Verizon has their network well built but it's as good as it gets. a Verizon CDMA iphone would max towers out quicker than AT&T because it will require a longer connection for the same amount of data allowing less people to use it per hour.
GPRS and Edge are 2G GSM
HSDPA is 3G GSM
They added talking and data to HSDPA.
LTE is the next gen from the GSM market
It's going to begin to appear in 2011. Both AT&T have to work on every tower they own since it uses a new frequency range.
- 02-16-2010, 01:23 PM #17
- 02-16-2010, 01:45 PM #18
- 02-16-2010, 10:19 PM #19
The iPhone/AT&T combo is like a Ferrari that runs only some of the time. Fantastic when it works, but frustrating as all hell when it won't start. The service is so inconsistent- it's either all or none for me. Works like a charm or it's a iPod touch with a $65/month fee.
But, mark my words, the Apple/AT&T monopoly will continue this year. Don't get your hopes up for an iPhone on another carrier.
- 02-21-2010, 11:00 AM #20
- 02-21-2010, 01:29 PM #21