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  • AT&T Trying to Extend iPhone Exclusivity


    Since the iPhone first went on sale nearly three TWO (typo ) years ago AT&T has been the exclusive carrier here in the US. Now that the end of the exclusivity contract is coming closer (many think next year) AT&T is working to extend it. According to a report by the Wall Street Journal AT&T CEO Randall Stephenson is working keep the iPhone on AT&T and only AT&T here in the US through 2011. When asked for comment all Apple said was "We have a great relationship with AT&T."

    It is no secret that the iPhone has been big business for AT&T with many customers switch off other wireless carriers and on to AT&T for the iPhone. AT&T has been committed to driving sales of the iPhone the whole time spending upwards of $1.3 billion to discount the iPhone (the subsidy). It is no surprise that AT&T wants to continue forward with the iPhone and keep it off of competing carriers.

    Let's have a poll. Do you want to see the iPhone on multiple carriers in the US?

    thanks JazJon for the tip
    This article was originally published in forum thread: AT&T Trying to Extend iPhone Exclusivity started by Cody Overcash View original post
    Comments 88 Comments
    1. Cory Gillmore's Avatar
      Cory Gillmore -
      You don't have to verbally admit them. Every time you install a cydia app that circumvents one of Apples ridiculous restrictions you admit it.
    1. StealthBravo's Avatar
      StealthBravo -
      Quote Originally Posted by Cory Gillmore View Post
      Everyones entitled to a douchey comment sometimes right?
    1. tuton11's Avatar
      tuton11 -
      Im all for it, that way I dont have to pay att an arm and a leg. More carriers with it means more competition, which brings out the best in companies/people.
    1. SuperVee3's Avatar
      SuperVee3 -
      people complain about ATT&T drop calls and prices yet iPhone is still the number 1 selling phone. yet people think if it goes to other carriers prices will drop. highly doubt it. when companies know what they can make with the iPhone they're not gonna drop it. plus look at t-mobile... everyone thought when they went to 3G prices would stay at 19.99.ifhe iPhone goes to other carriers expect different prices.

      being with t-mobile i would love to see the iPhone come to t-mobile so i can use the 3G but i know prices will start changing.



      and being realistic.... not all carriers are perfect and they all drop calls. it all just depends. i've had it happen where my t-mobile phone gets signal and sprint, att and verizon all dont and we're all in the same room.
    1. GIRLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLL's Avatar
      GIRLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLL -
      Quote Originally Posted by SuperVee3 View Post
      people complain about ATT&T drop calls and prices yet iPhone is still the number 1 selling phone. yet people think if it gohttp://modmyi.com/forums/newreply.php?do=newreply&p=4926745es to other carriers prices will drop. highly doubt it. when companies know what they can make with the iPhone they're not gonna drop it. plus look at t-mobile... everyone thought when they went to 3G prices would stay at 19.99.ifhe iPhone goes to other carriers expect different prices.

      being with t-mobile i would love to see the iPhone come to t-mobile so i can use the 3G but i know prices will start changing.
      I'd hate to burst your bubble but the iPhone isn't the best selling phone. And just because people love the iPhone and keep buying it means nothing about the network. If you look at the poll above your own post you'll see a majority of the owners here don't care for AT&T.
    1. confucious's Avatar
      confucious -
      I love AT&T!
    1. laz305's Avatar
      laz305 -
      I would love to see other carriers get it maybe then someone will put a reasonable price tag on it.
    1. StealthBravo's Avatar
      StealthBravo -
      Quote Originally Posted by confucious View Post
      I love AT&T!
      OMG, me too