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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. zinjen's Avatar
      zinjen -
      I didn't see that coming..
    1. Bluprint's Avatar
      Bluprint -
      Verizon is the worst company you can go to. Great service but the bill is notorious.

      Why doesn't the iphone go to metro pcs it uses the same technology as Verizon but it's completely unlimited for $45 per line or $100 for up to 4 lines.
    1. H0rn3t920's Avatar
      H0rn3t920 -
      That's awesome. AT&t's service is good for me and I don't experience many problems. But I'm happy because if it did go to verizon, almost every single person would have an iPhone.
    1. sursidespic's Avatar
      sursidespic -
      NO!!!! At&t has screwed me one too many times!! i LOVE the iphone but unfortunately times are tuff and i cannot afford at&t so now im stuck on Metro PCS which is a crappy service but very cheap. they use CDMA and they are very big here in miami. i was looking forward to the CDMA version so bad!!!! at&t has gotten its huge corporate d*ck and shoved it up so many peoples asses its not even fair!
    1. riku98523's Avatar
      riku98523 -
      AT&T and the iPhone for years to come is a good thing. AT&T are rich and I'm talking Bill Gates doesn't know **** when it comes to money against AT&T. AT&T was the original phone company they have had money in the bank longer than anyone else. I have never had problems with my AT&T service, I did have problems with reception at one point but that was simply my old phone in this room of the house didn't get any signal new phone gets signal fine so its obviously a phone side issue.

      AT&T also has the fastest 3G network, they might not have the most area covered with 3G but it is the fastest and they are gaining area quick. Also with the high hopes for 4G soon I can't see AT&T losing business anyway.
    1. nrowensby's Avatar
      nrowensby -
      I have no complaints about AT&T's service and no complaints about the continued teaming with Apple
    1. sziklassy's Avatar
      sziklassy -
      My only complaint is no competition means they will be hiking prices for newer contracts simply because they can...
    1. s4mb4's Avatar
      s4mb4 -
      AT&T has always treated me, my business and friends very well. I like the rumor / news that Apple is happy too.
    1. TheOrioles33's Avatar
      TheOrioles33 -
      Quote Originally Posted by sursidespic View Post
      im stuck on Metro PCS which is a crappy service but very cheap.
      I switched from Sprint to AT&T way back because the service sucked. Sprint was cheaper but useless if I couldnt use it.
    1. knowtheobscure's Avatar
      knowtheobscure -
      Quote Originally Posted by Bluprint View Post
      Verizon is the worst company you can go to. Great service but the bill is notorious.

      Why doesn't the iphone go to metro pcs it uses the same technology as Verizon but it's completely unlimited for $45 per line or $100 for up to 4 lines.
      Did you really just write this?!
    1. modesto83's Avatar
      modesto83 -
      Quote Originally Posted by knowtheobscure View Post
      Did you really just write this?!
      No I think Blue Print wrote that.
    1. jayson9's Avatar
      jayson9 -
      Well before giving AT&T a free ride just for their iphone contract... I think they have not always been fair brokers in the Telephone Industry. The only reasons why I (and others) am with AT&T is:
      1) iPhone (and they know it - thats why the worked so hard to keep the contract extended with Apple)
      2) Because they merged with Cingular. Was best in MO at the time.

      In the past years of dealing with them, they have been very arrogant about their sales, services and customer support. I actually left them (prior to the iPhone) because the told me that they could charge me anything they wanted for intra-latta (local long distance) calls when the highest long distance rates where $1.10 less! Basically charged me $1.35 for a call within my local latta when other companies where only charging $.25 (which was the highest rate) for the same local long distance area! The new company I went with, Birch Telecom, not only gave me a $.15 rate for "all" long distance (which was cheaper than any AT&T offered) for no fee, but also paid the $90 bill for the $1.35 a minute charge! When I called AT&T to switch, and mentioned why, they said go. And I did.

      This second time around has been a little better (DSL, land-line, and cellular), but still have to deal with poor customer service when trying to call in.
    1. chris4851's Avatar
      chris4851 -
      AT&T is hands down the best voice/data service provider in the US. Look at it this way, Verizon made a horrible business decision when it passed on the iPhone originally. Verizon sux anyway, there phones are branded with so much crap on it.
    1. imilad's Avatar
      imilad -
      I wonder if the new iphone will work with T-mobiles 3G network...
    1. StealthBravo's Avatar
      StealthBravo -
      ^doubt it
    1. kagehito54's Avatar
      kagehito54 -
      Quote Originally Posted by imilad View Post
      I wonder if the new iphone will work with T-mobiles 3G network...
      I don't see what this has to do with this thread... lol just thought I'd point it out.

      And I agree it's a shame there won't be competition out there on the iPhone going out to all carriers would have been interesting to see people having iPhones on all different carriers without unlocking. Although hopefully with the iPhone staying with AT&T, they will be nice enough to use the money from all the more incoming and already established contracts to upgrade their network to become faster and more stable.
    1. sudburyballer's Avatar
      sudburyballer -
      CDMA,....you've changed. ......Your dead to me.
    1. confucious's Avatar
      confucious -
      Quote Originally Posted by imilad View Post
      I wonder if the new iphone will work with T-mobiles 3G network...
      Why do you wonder? It wont.
    1. ALL DAY's Avatar
      ALL DAY -
      Quote Originally Posted by confucious View Post
      Why do you wonder? It wont.
      What basis do you have for saying that Apple is for sure not going to 2100MHz 3G frequency?
    1. confucious's Avatar
      confucious -
      Apple do use 2100MHz as do AT&T and the rest of the world.
      T-Mobile use 1700Mhz which no one else does.