VZW iPhone Not looking so good for now
AT&T extends iPhone exclusive in quid pro quo, says analyst - Computerworld
This story was emailed to me today. Just thought I would share it as it seems to have some credibility to it. But then again who really knows for sure.
- 05-10-2010, 04:00 PM #2
Ehhhh, this whole Verizon iPhone thing sometimes borders on getting retarted. I mean, first its just a phone. Second, Verizon could've had it , but they didnt want to play nice with Apple. So seems like they've shot themselves for this long. Furthermore, VZW has incredible, phones for it's users, they should get one of them. My wifey has a droid, she loves it. Anyway......just get me to July, when I'm upgrade elligable, so I can get the new iPhone HD/4G for $199 . Oh I can't wait, this old 3G is killin' me(not really but I say it)
- 05-10-2010, 04:28 PM #3
No issues here with ATT keeping the contract a little longer. A Verizon iPhone exists for sure somewhere in the boiler room for testing, but I won't believe it until it's announced or Jizzmodo steals one and puts it on the internet.
- 05-10-2010, 04:46 PM #4
I don't believe it at all. AT&T gets so much bad press, I really doubt they are clutching the exclusivity so dearly now. Although they may want to hold on to it until their network is good, so that people won't have a good reason to actually leave AT&T in most areas.
Baha! Jizzmodo? Sounds like a gay nerd dating site
So this is kinda interesting, it seems the original deal was for 5 years Confirmed: Apple and AT&T signed five-year iPhone exclusivity deal -- but is it still valid? -- Engadget but there may be some question as to if it is still valid.
- 05-10-2010, 05:24 PM #6
Well Verizon has done enough to soil Apple's phone, with their "In a world that can't" commercials. And if Jobs gets that upset at Ellen Degeneres' fake iPhone commercial, what kind of grudge is he holding over Verizon's head? Hmmmm.....I wonder.
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- 05-12-2010, 09:57 AM #14
I want to see the iPhone 4G but HTC makes decent phones with HUGE screens. I expect the new iPhone to be something we haven't seen yet and that will hopefully be pretty epic!! VZW is trying to keep up, it's just a shame because I think that VZW has more reliable service without the iPhone and att has the iphone with a sub par network. It's all give and take.
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- 05-17-2010, 06:34 PM #20iPhone Newbie
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Apple and AT&T have been working together for years, and are happy with eachother. I don't believe they went to Verizon first. I believe they went to at&t, and at&t wouldn't hurry up with their decision, and so they took a shot at Verizon, they rejected. Apple then went back to at&t to see what their decision was at the end, and at&t approved. And from there it left off.. Happy companies/couples.(I Read this in an interesting article.) So I doubt they'd be dropping at&t soon, not unless Verizon rolls out their LTE within the next year. If not, Apple is just better off with Sprint.
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- 05-18-2010, 10:00 PM #23
VZW likes to "lock" their phones up so users can't do anything with them (ie add your own ringtones etc..) without serious hacking and I don't think Steve would let them do that to the Iphone and I doubt VZW would give up that control so I don't see it anytime soon. No biggie.
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- 05-19-2010, 03:59 AM #25
I actually can't wait till the iPhone goes to VZW (if it does). This will free up the AT&T network for me and many many others. I don't get good signal at home but no cell provider where I currently live does really. VZW gets the best around my house but I am anti-VZW after ditching them a year ago. As soon as I leave the base I live on I get full 3G so I am more than happy with AT&T and will stick with them over VZW anyday of the week.