- 06-12-2009, 10:29 AM #126
- 06-12-2009, 11:06 AM #127
I felt that Stephenson was not responsive and was clearly unapologetic, but you can judge that for yourself. I learned almost nothing that I did not think that I already knew. It is clear that AT&T is behind and expects to remain behind for the forseeable future. They are trying to manage their "churn;" that is about voice quality, not data. At one point he admits that AT&T churn is higher than the industry, but trending down while the rest of the industry is flat. At another he seems to claim that he leads the industry in churn because it is going down.
Within data, they are pushing broadband cards, not smartphones. When was the last time you saw an AT&T ad for an iPhone? He claims that they intend to roll out HSDPA (3.5G cellular data) but admitted that they have not even chosen the first market yet. The 3GS is 3.5G ready but not 4G; you will need another iPhone for that. "But it is a long time to LTE 4G."
Stephenson seems to suggest that it is manpower, not money, that is the scarce resource. He is also blaming his vendors for not meeting expectation. Also that getting wireline capacity to the cell site is a limiting factor.
He said that AT&T is taking over Starbuck's WiFi from T-Mobile. I already prefer AT&T WiFi to T-Mobile WiFi but I prefer Optonline to both.
- 06-12-2009, 04:44 PM #128
Just sold our 16GB 3G models for 375 each on CL.
I'm preordering my 16GB white 3G S this week. The g/f has to wait til July 11th, poor thing has to use a Razr til then lol Either way - we're only spending 600 (I'm paying 399, she'll only have to pay 199 on the 11th), and we are making 750. I'll say yes to a 150 profit for upgrading
- 06-12-2009, 04:52 PM #129
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- 06-13-2009, 07:29 PM #135
- 06-13-2009, 08:15 PM #136iMore Intermediate
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Pulled the trigger a couple of hours ago (7pm'ish EST) from at&t. Saw nothing about a delay or the message ""Pre-orders for iPhone 3G S will ship 7 to 14 days after your order is placed." which was mentioned in another post. So I hope my girl gets delivered on the 19'th.
- 06-13-2009, 09:17 PM #137
- 06-14-2009, 12:06 PM #138
- 06-14-2009, 09:26 PM #139iPhone Nanite
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I ordered my 32G black iphone on Friday night (6/11/09) and got the lovely message regarding "7 to 14 days"....then my credit card company chosen this purchase to place a hold on for security purposes until I called in....imagine ATT's response??? Got in straigtened out Saturday morning, and now ATT's site for tracking these orders is "under maintenance".........and I really thought moving from Verizon to ATT was a good idea.........
- 06-14-2009, 11:16 PM #140iPhone Newbie
Yea, AT&T is lying, they are holding off so that when they do let us have it they can try to charge more for it, even though our text messaging plans already pay for a service we don't get, there should be aclass action lawsuit against them.
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- 06-15-2009, 11:28 AM #142
- 06-15-2009, 12:04 PM #143
- 06-15-2009, 12:54 PM #144
- 06-15-2009, 02:01 PM #145
- 06-15-2009, 02:05 PM #146
Nevermind... found the answer $499 with another 2 year commitment yikes. I believe you could have purchased the 16gb 3Gs for $599 outright no contract. I know 16 is less than 32gb but no contract is huge.. :o For $100 its worth it with no contract.
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- 06-15-2009, 02:06 PM #147
- 06-15-2009, 03:02 PM #148
Again, I can not confirm this, just something I've heard.
- 06-15-2009, 07:51 PM #150iMore Intermediate
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I dunno, I've called AT&T multiple times and talked to reps in the stores, they all assure me that AT&T will be getting it to me by Friday almost certainly, and the AT&T guy I talked to today said if I don't have it by Friday evening, I should call back and flip out at them, he said there's no reason for me not to have it by friday, especially since I ordered on the 9th. If I don't get it till Monday, I'm gonna be pissed, I leave sunday for vacation...Considering I have overnight shipping, even if it doesn't ship until the street date, I'll have it by saturday. I dunno where all the monday stuff is coming from.