AT&T Mobility CEO's remarks hint to iPhone exclusivity to soon end
posted by John V. / Oct 24, 2009, 9:55 PM
1. vzw fanman
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well, now once the iphone is away from at&t we will be able to see at&t's true colors.
posted on Oct 20, 2010, 1:44 AM 0
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The Tilt 2, Pure, Bold 9700, Eternity/Solstice, and Impression are all very nice phones, better than some of Verizon's offerings. Not to mention alot of handset manufacturers are putting their focus on AT&T this quarter. Check out videos on the LG Arena and LG Crystal, those are gonna be pretty damn nice.
posted on Oct 25, 2009, 11:48 AM 0
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Actually, the majority of the problems that AT&T's network is experiencing in major metropolitan areas right now is directly because of all the smartphone activations on AT&T's network. Even when the iPhone exclusivity is done, I promise they're not going to go 'bankrupt.' That's just silly.
posted on Oct 26, 2009, 10:17 AM 0
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having the iphone's contract with att is kind of bittersweet. because the 3 other major carriers did not have access to the device, it pushed them to have phones developed for them that would not only compete, but would attempt to equal or best the iconic device. now when this phone becomes avaiable on other carriers, will the industry settle? vendors will still try to surpass it with other inovative products but they will not recieve the financial incentive from the carriers anymore. apple didn't make the best product, they just made a very smart and good one.
posted on Oct 25, 2009, 11:56 AM 0
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Wow, how prophetic: "...after the iPhone is no longer exclusive to us.” Of course the iPhone wasn't going to stay with ATT forever. Anyone who thought otherwise would either have to have half a brain or living on another plane of existence. It always cracked me up when people on here or other websites would say "Oh, the iPhone will NEVER go to VZW (or any other carrier for that matter)". Gimme a break. For everyones sakes, I hope the exclusivity ends earlier than later; say around June-ish of next year or so. Whether the iPhone goes to VZW or not, ATTs loss of exclusivity of the iPhone is something I have welcomed with open arms every day since it was released; and especially since the iPhone has obviously become ATTs only true cash cow and reason for any kind of substantial adds each quarter. I can't wait to see what people choose when their beloved phone is available on other/better carriers!
posted on Oct 25, 2009, 1:42 PM 0
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i don't think that at&t would've bankrupted but they definitely not had the success that they've had without it. now that it looks like the honeymoon maybe over they gotta step it up and not be so dependent on the "golden egg". i hope that while they were raking in the cash of the iphone they were coming up with their new game plan.
posted on Oct 25, 2009, 3:28 PM 0
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Well, once the iPhone isn't exclusive, now people will actually look at the HTC Tilt 2, the HTC Pure, and all the other wonderful touchscreen phones the carrier has to offer. Besides, every carrier has some iconic device right? AT&T has the iPhone, Verizon had the BB Storm, Sprint has the Palm Pre, and T-Mobile has the Sidekick.
posted on Oct 26, 2009, 11:48 AM 0
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