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Apple may be planning to ditch carriers and offer its own wireless service

0. phoneArena posted on 01 May 2012, 11:09

This is not really a new idea, but an analyst thinks that right now may be the best time possible for Apple to toss aside the pesky carrier system and begin to offer its own wireless service directly to iPhone and iPad customers...

This is a discussion for a news. To read the whole news, click here

posted on 01 May 2012, 13:11 4

42. remixfa (Posts: 14605; Member since: 19 Dec 2008)

we made the bet on this site didnt we? now this site isnt good enough? fine. .what does GSMarena, BGR, Androidcentral, applecentral, engadget, and all the others say?

oh yea, the almost all universally agree that samsung won.

woopsie for you.

posted on 01 May 2012, 13:19 8

45. remixfa (Posts: 14605; Member since: 19 Dec 2008)

here, since i know your incapable of proper searching, i went and hit the sites for you.
proof, proof, proof, proof.. and more proof. and many of these articles include that site that you think was proof that apple won.. in their own articles. hmm..

http://9to5mac.com/2012/05/01/idc-samsung-takes-top-smartphone-marketshare-in-q1-as-apple-hits-8-8-h igh-of-total-mobile-phone-market/


http://www.samsung.com/us/aboutsamsung/ir/ireventp resentations/earningsrelease/downloads/2012/201204 29_conference_eng.pdf

http://www.phonedog.com/2012/04/27/samsung-surpasses-nokia-as-top-phone-vendor-in-q1-2012-says-resea rch-firm/


http://forums.webosnation.com/off-topic/314552-q1- 2012-global-samsung-1st-apple-2nd-nokia-3rd.html



posted on 01 May 2012, 13:44 5

56. SleepingOz (unregistered)

haha, trust taco to ignore this!

posted on 01 May 2012, 15:11 3

62. remixfa (Posts: 14605; Member since: 19 Dec 2008)

of course. notice how he stopped posting on this thread the moment I linked him into the corner. give him a bit and he will pop up on another thread posting how he won and I'm a liar...
such an ignorant troll.. oi

posted on 01 May 2012, 18:23

65. roscuthiii (Posts: 2249; Member since: 18 Jul 2010)

And one more from a site and author that generally are iCheerleaders:


posted on 01 May 2012, 13:32 1

50. Mxyzptlk (unregistered)

This post deserves recognition.

posted on 01 May 2012, 15:29 5

63. matrix_neo (Posts: 334; Member since: 03 Nov 2011)

C'mon taco don't play safe here, you're also one of the hypocrites and always trolling here. How many thumbs down you already received here?? Glad you're not yet banned, maybe sooner lol

posted on 01 May 2012, 20:42 1

69. TROLL (banned) (Posts: 4851; Member since: 13 Apr 2012)

Taco has lost, and dissapeard....
How funny... what a big loooooser.

posted on 01 May 2012, 11:27 1

9. dcgore (Posts: 231; Member since: 24 Feb 2012)

Hmmm., i think buying TMO would be the way to go. $20bn i think at&t was paying for it?

posted on 01 May 2012, 12:40

35. thedarkside (Posts: 654; Member since: 30 Apr 2012)

4 billion.

posted on 01 May 2012, 13:53 1

58. -box- (Posts: 3991; Member since: 04 Jan 2012)

$39 billion was AT&T's offer. It failed, so they paid the breakup fee of $3 Billion and $1 billion worth of wireless spectrum for the 700Mhz AWS frequencies

posted on 01 May 2012, 11:58 2

11. taco50 (banned) (Posts: 5506; Member since: 08 Oct 2009)

This could work by Apple using wifi and renting towers from carriers like a reseller. Apple has a track record of making the user experience pleasant so considering how unpleasant it is now Apple could actually do very well. Of course Apple wouldn't do this unless they had a very solid plan in place.

posted on 01 May 2012, 12:02 3

15. remixfa (Posts: 14605; Member since: 19 Dec 2008)

now if only they had a plan for beating samsung in Q1 2012. hmm. why are you still posting? going to admit your a worthless liar and not good for your word?

posted on 01 May 2012, 12:07 5

16. taco50 (banned) (Posts: 5506; Member since: 08 Oct 2009)

Please honor the bet and get off this site. Samsung lost. I've already provided the proof.

posted on 01 May 2012, 12:08 5

18. remixfa (Posts: 14605; Member since: 19 Dec 2008)

what proof was that? the last link you posted said that samsung had won. but i forgot you dont actually read the "proof" you provided.

hey PA posted yet ANOTHER article saying that samsung won today. Yet you are still here. you are one sad sad little internet troll.

posted on 01 May 2012, 12:20 1

26. Pdubb (Posts: 248; Member since: 08 Aug 2011)

The way the iPhone impacted the AT&T network one woould assume that the same would impact the "new" network. The Apple experience would take a hit if they had to actually put up with cellphone customer's problems. They get some but if they had to deal with fixing the network when things went wrong (slow data, dropped calls,etc.) I do not think they would have a good track record. Especially after the past few snafus they have encountered with the new releases.

posted on 01 May 2012, 13:57 1

59. -box- (Posts: 3991; Member since: 04 Jan 2012)

I'm glad you admit that the user experience is "unpleasant ... now" and that "Apple could actually do very well" improving it.

I'm so happy you've come to realize that dropping calls, getting crummy reception, having to pay for decent apps, and all while trying to use a tiny screen hardly equates a "pleasant experience"

posted on 01 May 2012, 12:09

20. Mobile-X-Pert (Posts: 565; Member since: 20 Dec 2010)

So which one is the winner??

posted on 01 May 2012, 12:13

21. tluv00 (Posts: 134; Member since: 18 Oct 2007)

Another analyst article littered with "ifs", "maybes", "possiblies" etc.

Sure it's possible. It's also possible Google could do the same.There is zero benefit and would place 100% of the level of service on Apple and I don't think they want to have to deal with cell phone coverage. It's easier to blame the carrier or the way you are holding your device.

posted on 01 May 2012, 12:19 3

25. droiddomination (Posts: 203; Member since: 01 Dec 2011)


posted on 01 May 2012, 12:23

27. PaloAltoWorldView (Posts: 2; Member since: 01 May 2012)

Old news. I wrote about this last week already:http://www.thestreet.com/story/11510068/1/a-first-step-in-googles-new-android-strategy.html

posted on 01 May 2012, 12:25

28. shadowcell (Posts: 300; Member since: 28 Mar 2012)

Sounds great. I recall hearing this a few times earlier about Apple's intentions as a carrier. It'll work, maybe starting off in selected markets (a few cities here and there) and moving up the food chain.

Maybe instead of subsidized iPhones they could lower the monthly plans?

posted on 01 May 2012, 12:51 3

36. networkdood (Posts: 6330; Member since: 31 Mar 2010)

Remix - go to FierceWireless.com - Samsung sold more smartphones than Apple for Q1 2012 - it is official....

posted on 01 May 2012, 13:24 2

48. remixfa (Posts: 14605; Member since: 19 Dec 2008)

oh, im quite aware. its Taco that is in denial. He found some off the wall company that has been using its own stats to say that apple outhedged samsung. 1 article that even though others mention, they all say is full of junk.. yet Taco holds it up as ultimate proof that he won. lol. like always he is loud, clueless, and vile.

posted on 01 May 2012, 13:01 1

39. InspectorGadget80 (unregistered)

You will be paying a arm and a leg with their expensive plans.

posted on 01 May 2012, 13:19 2

44. bbblader (Posts: 590; Member since: 24 Oct 2011)

lets call this iWi-Fi

posted on 01 May 2012, 14:24 1

60. phones522 (Posts: 94; Member since: 27 Jan 2010)

its an ok idea but really a network with only one phone

posted on 01 May 2012, 18:31

66. gwuhua1984 (Posts: 1237; Member since: 06 Mar 2012)

I can't foresee Apple doing this, but I could definitely see Google doing this tho. Afterall, Google did take part in bidding for 700mhz spectrum before.

posted on 01 May 2012, 18:50

67. joey18 (Posts: 597; Member since: 20 Jul 2010)

Depend of the price if so spenced who wans the iphone remember apple overprice there products

posted on 01 May 2012, 20:30

68. lsutigers (Posts: 821; Member since: 08 Mar 2009)

I could see them entering into a partnership with Clearwire's new TD-LTE Advanced Network. Clear's new network will have a ton of capacity and speed with 20x20 carriers TD for much better building penetration.

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