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  • Apple Unwilling to Drop AT&T, CDMA version not likely!


    It seems that AT&T is now successful to secure the iPhone exclusivity deal for a longer period. AT&Tís service has always been an issue with most of the iPhone users but Apple seems to be quite content with the service. Thatís why, when Tim Cook (and Peter Oppenheimer) were asked that whether Apple will continue with AT&T or not, he seemed quite positive about the deal with AT&T.

    We view AT&T as a very good partner, the best wireless provider in the U.S. Very happy to do business with them. They have done a good job with the iPhone. We have no plans to change it. Technically, Verizon is on CDMA. We decided to focus on one phone for the entire world, which means you have to go down the GSM route. CDMA doesn't have a life after a certain point in time.
    Regarding the Verizon- that is all about CDMA- rumors, he said that they Ďdecidedí to focus the phone for the entire world and that ďCDMA doesn't have a life after a certain point in timeĒ.

    It seems that all those lawsuits based on service issues arenít going to affect Apple as compared to their huge quarterly sales of iPhone and that Verizon doesnít have any chance to bag the iPhone even in 2011...

    [MacRumors]
    This article was originally published in forum thread: Apple Unwilling to Drop AT&T, CDMA version not likely! started by sayam View original post
    Comments 64 Comments
    1. mgebara's Avatar
      mgebara -
      Quote Originally Posted by rolandgabor View Post
      The Greatest tech company in the world pairing up with the worst telecom company in the world one more time.
      As the old saying goes: If you build it, they will come.

      Quote Originally Posted by rolandgabor View Post
      Thank you very much for a few more years in advance.

      All of you that agree with the decision of Apple and have no problems with AT&T's bad service honestly think that its normal not to have service and not be able to speak on the phone for more than 5-10 minutes at a time in the third largest metropolitan area of the World?( Los Angeles).
      And who lives here knows that you can't drive from downtown to the valley or from downtown to Santa Monica without losing reception at least twice. That's within 10 miles. If you are in business and use your phone frequently it is very upsetting.
      Those of us who had the opportunity to use cell phones in Europe agree that you can drive from eastern to western Europe and be on the phone and not lose reception once.

      The major player is T-Mobile all thru out Europe.
      I guess it is unfortunate for those who live in the US. Your neighbors to the north have 2 choices when it comes to the iPhone (Fido/Rogers). Down here in Australia 3 out of the 5 telco's offer the iPhone directly while the other 2 support the iPhone if you bring your own.

      As far as your trouble goes on the freeway, you really shouldn't be talking on the phone while driving anyway.
    1. pitsrule1's Avatar
      pitsrule1 -
      So whats up with this? This is contradictory to this thread. Im curious to hear what you guys think of this article.

      Apple and Verizon consider iPhone deal - USATODAY.com
    1. Bigdog3169's Avatar
      Bigdog3169 -
      Heard on the foxs news in Florida this morning something about iphone on verizon
    1. bhz1's Avatar
      bhz1 -
      In my neck of the woods, I find it humorous to see all the folks hoodwinked into Verizons "network" standing out in their yards and driveways just to get a signal. With my ATT, I have a great signal everywhere locally except for a windy wooded hilly area I drive through.

      Frankly I dont understand why we have CDMA at all. Another cpmplaint of all my Verizon brainwashed friends is that they cant use their phone when they travel to Europe and are amazed that I can. So many people do not know the difference between CDMA and GSM and which carrier is on what.