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Thread: Iphone Exclusive To At&t For Five Years

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    Default Iphone Exclusive To At&t For Five Years
    IPHONE EXCLUSIVE TO AT&T FOR FIVE YEARS

    Quote Originally Posted by USA Today
    What you may have known… The Apple iPhone due out sometime next month will be exclusively offered by AT&T.
    What you may not have known… AT&T will be the exclusive carrier of the iPhone for the next five years.
    AT&T has exclusive U.S. distribution rights for five years — an eternity in the go-go cellphone world. And Apple is barred for that time from developing a version of the iPhone for CDMA wireless networks.

    A question that I would really like to to know the answer to is if this 5 year period of exclusivity is just for the iPhone that is coming out next month, or, does AT&T have a lock on anything iPhone like coming out of Apple until 2012, i.e., if Apple releases an iPhone Nano or an iShuffle or something, would it be exclusive to AT&T as well?
    If the iPhone is as hot a device as everyone thinks it is going to be AT&T has a great opportunity to nab customers from the other carriers because their period of exclusivity on the device that everyone wants is so long.

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    Well I guess we'll find out soon enough once the starter iPhone gets under way.
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    i ahev heard from reliable ppl thats its a 3 yr exclusive contract

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    I think the writer is incorrect. The initial five year agreement was that Apple wouldn't produce a CDMA version of the iPHone for five years. That doesn't mean that T-Mobile won't get one after a while.
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    Maybe T-mobile will have UMTS by then. lol.

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    Im guessing thats only valid in the US? 'Coz, for ovbious resons, American Telegraph & Telecom (AT&T) is not avalable in the UK...
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    Yes that is for the U.S. only I'm sure.

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    Right. They're still working on finding a European carrier...
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    Quote Originally Posted by ColsTiger View Post
    I think the writer is incorrect. The initial five year agreement was that Apple wouldn't produce a CDMA version of the iPHone for five years. That doesn't mean that T-Mobile won't get one after a while.
    As connected as Microsoft and T-Mobile Are, what makes you think T-Mobile would ever deploy an Apple product?
    Last edited by markm; 2007-06-25 at 02:52 AM.

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