iPhone on other U.S. carriers within the next year?

Piper Jaffray's sr. research analyst predicts that Apple will add new carriers in the U.S. for the iPhone to coincide with the launch of a new product in the Summer of 2010...
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51 Comments

1. Quemical

Posts: 162; Member since: Jul 14, 2009

This is what we call a foregone conclusion, "more iphones are sold when there are more places to buy them", ya dont say!! Pointless dribble, how about a modicum of repect for your supposed profession sirs?

2. artz1986

Posts: 453; Member since: Mar 11, 2009

This needs to hurry up and happen, so at&t can get an adroid phone- something Hero-esque

16. iberrystorm

Posts: 67; Member since: Jun 12, 2009

there going to get the htc landcaster or something, hero, dont think so, because they dont deserve it.

28. behold--me

Posts: 679; Member since: Jun 22, 2009

actually they just had an article not long ago about how at t rejected the lancaster or some other android device. and i think that they should put this on t-mo bcuz at t is similar in bandwith

29. iberrystorm

Posts: 67; Member since: Jun 12, 2009

no, i thought the article said about a motorolla phone or something.

3. hmcougar09

Posts: 137; Member since: Jan 25, 2009

I don't think that it would be fair for AT&T to be able to extend their exclusivity deal with Apple for the iPhone, while they HOG Verizon's BB Storm 2 as well. If Apple does decide to extend the deal. I mean, I could care less if iPhone came to Verizon or not, I am just arguing that it's not fair that AT&T gets their cake and eat someone else's as well. VZW BB Storm 2 and Sprint Palm Pre FTW! :]

10. iberrystorm

Posts: 67; Member since: Jun 12, 2009

i know, verizon was stuck with a buggy phone at first and now, a new one comes out, and att wants a piece of that glory. if apple says yes to this contract thing, we probably wont see it on verizons network ever...

22. Fanboys Suck

Posts: 609; Member since: Dec 12, 2008

I'm sorry if you guys are all in favor of this crap that exclusivity deal are not "fair", but what it comes down to is business. These are companies that are in to make money from products and services they sell. There is nothing wrong for a company to have exclusive rights with another one because they paid for it. It is like saying you want to only fly on Boeing planes, but your favorite airline doesn't use Boeing jets. Then, you get mad because your favorite airline doesn't use Boeing, so you start blaming other airlines for their greed and hogging all the Boeing Jets in the world. Then you think you are "forced" to use a different airline just to fly on a Boeing. Companies make contract deals. It is as simnple as that. Stop being so butt-hurt over exclusive rights. Most companies have exclusivities.

30. iberrystorm

Posts: 67; Member since: Jun 12, 2009

so i guess its a matter of survival. everyone for theselves, if a company wants a iphone, no, make the agreement longer. the other company is getting a new phone. sell it for yourself. att will take it all out until the end

4. denmcdon

Posts: 90; Member since: Jun 07, 2009

Who cares..... more happening in the cellphone world thats more interesting than the iphone coming to more carriers.WTF:(

5. Mateo8326

Posts: 472; Member since: Jul 15, 2009

If yall don't know AT&T taking over the world! Nothing fair when those three letters are put 2gether and them hoging the blackberry storm 2 was a very bold move of them

18. iberrystorm

Posts: 67; Member since: Jun 12, 2009

greedy also... att is really greedy, iphone is basiclly the phone keeping them in buisness, without it, they fail. because of that, they want to keep their best phone as long as they can, and get some of the best phones from verizon so they can get more buisness. yet when verizon want to get the iphone, "Lets EXTEND THIS CONTRACT APPLE" basiclly like that

6. Mateo8326

Posts: 472; Member since: Jul 15, 2009

On top of that Money talks i'm sure apple would stay with AT&T for the right price.

42. YouLostTheGame

Posts: 441; Member since: Dec 11, 2008

That "right price" would have to astronomical in order for Apple to make up what they could potentially gain by opening their phone(s) up to other companies. I agree with the dude in the article. Mark my words, by this time next year, other cell companies here in the states will have the iPhone or something like it.

49. Mateo8326

Posts: 472; Member since: Jul 15, 2009

yeah they will have something like it.

7. asears08

Posts: 24; Member since: Jun 16, 2009

Just release the thing on all carriers and get it over with. It being on ATT is what stopped me from getting one. Make it available on sprint and Im all over it.

19. iberrystorm

Posts: 67; Member since: Jun 12, 2009

rather get a palm pre dude, if you have the money, ipod touch 2nd gen/3rd (maybe coming out later) and a palm pre. because thats basically a iphone.

25. realism121

Posts: 67; Member since: Aug 16, 2008

yeah, but why have 2 devices...i'm TOTALLY with asears08...if the iphone was on sprint i would buy it full price if i had to. i'm pretty certain the iphone will never be on sprint though...

27. iberrystorm

Posts: 67; Member since: Jun 12, 2009

well, if you have 2 great devices on hand, you can show them both off?

46. asears08

Posts: 24; Member since: Jun 16, 2009

I agree, it will never happen, but I can dream. And to iberrystorm, I just went with the BB Tour over a pre. I really like the software but the current hardware doesnt do much for me, particularly the keyboard. And having somewhat large hands, it just wasnt comfortable hold being so small.

8. Mateo8326

Posts: 472; Member since: Jul 15, 2009

I wanna see that survey about the reason why they complain about the iphone is only b/c of AT&T network..that is bogus if any body would be complaining about AT&T it's there prices on features,rate plan, and anything that has to do with a $ sign. (coming from a former att employee)

9. iberrystorm

Posts: 67; Member since: Jun 12, 2009

or maybe how the consumer buys a iphone but cant do sms, or other stuff like that. or maybe how they keep dropped calls using at&ts service. also the rest of the stuff you said.

13. Mayday3420

Posts: 61; Member since: Dec 11, 2008

yea, that's cause you work for att, of course they'll complain about that when they already have the device. Most people, however, don't have att but they don't want to switch. So most people's complaints is that it is only on att, hence the statement.

50. Mateo8326

Posts: 472; Member since: Jul 15, 2009

hey don't we all wish that certain video games come to certain video game consoles it just don't work like that sometimes lol.

11. Mateo8326

Posts: 472; Member since: Jul 15, 2009

(iberrystorm)Why is that everybody service sucks b/c of drop calls hasn't any body figured this stuff out yet. i'll telling you there gonna be one phone company at the end to resolve all this and we all know who that will be unfortunately :(

14. iberrystorm

Posts: 67; Member since: Jun 12, 2009

drop calls is very common on the iphone, even though i dont own one, people in the net says that also. taking a guess at the last statement you said, verizon when it gets the iphone? since i dont get what your talking about, might as well take a guess... me and grammer dont go so well...

23. Fanboys Suck

Posts: 609; Member since: Dec 12, 2008

And spelling, huh? "Grammer"... Grammar...

31. iberrystorm

Posts: 67; Member since: Jun 12, 2009

this isnt school, this sites about phones...

32. iberrystorm

Posts: 67; Member since: Jun 12, 2009

true, true

33. iberrystorm

Posts: 67; Member since: Jun 12, 2009

because i dont know how to spell grammar dont do anything
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