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07-19-2010, 11:09 PM #41
07-19-2010, 11:33 PM #42
...i agree with you, its common since. people think wat their getting is so good tht when they get it and see it has a lot of bad quality they whine and complain. personally i like my iphone i got no problem with AT&T no sneaky add ons to my payment so far. hey if they treat me fairly i got no problems with em. all the people tht complain should just go to a new phone service and buy their top of the line smart phone DUH!!!:P
07-20-2010, 12:16 AM #43
07-20-2010, 01:13 AM #44
Damn. This is like an article in the people magazine. We all know AT&T is suck. Apple is staying with them for a reason. Verizon is on CDMA. Since the rest of the world is gsm. Do the math. The verizon iPhone is still remains to be seen. Apple have to make a new set of iphone that only work in the us and canada market. I hope the price of iPhone remain reasonable.
07-20-2010, 01:58 AM #45
LOL SUITS, this is just another article blown out of proportion. Alot of money involved even more made, ofcourse theres going to be conflict and if Apple does slide on over to Verizon now the dramas going to get worst due to verizon being so darn stubborn I mean hell have you ever called customer service.
07-20-2010, 09:11 AM #46
07-20-2010, 10:45 AM #47
He's got a putter ruuuuuuuun
07-20-2010, 11:23 AM #48
Suits? They don't even own more than one pair of Jeans?? LOLOne CRAB TO RULE THEM ALL!!!!
07-20-2010, 11:28 AM #49
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07-20-2010, 11:42 AM #50
Didn't Apple initially court Verizon for the iPhone. Thought that's how the story went but Verizon had too many demands in order for the deal to happen so Apple flipped them the bird and then courted AT&T and did the deal with them. As far as the exclusivity, don't doubt for a second that Apple wasn't all for it themselves. That's part of their image, exclusive, only the best and so on. Initially they spoke very highly of AT&T when the iPhone launched, the largest and best GSM provider in the states. I think Apple has finally realized that they could make even more money if they built the iphone for Verizon as well and there is probably a little of that "the grass is always greener" going on.
To the member who talked about Verizon being CDMA, don't know if you've ready or not (I'm guessing not) but Verizon is rolling out 4G this coming January. There was an article on MSN (I think it was MSN) talking about it, they are on track and should have it in 30 major cities by the begining of 2011. I welcome Verizon getting it; hopefully a bunch of people will switch and take some of the load off of AT&T's network. Oh, that's another thing. People talk about how crappy AT&T's network is, look at how many frickin' people are on it! I don't think anyone had any clue as of to how popular the iPhone would become; any carrier's network would suffer trying to keep up with the iPhone. When the article came out about the new data pricing, there were several people talking about how they would consume anywhere from 10-17GB of data per month... that's nuts! Crap like that is what contributes AT&T's network being bogged down. Yes I know you pay for unlimited data so you can do what ever you want but it gets to a point where you are abusing it just because you can.
07-20-2010, 12:47 PM #51
Apple approached Verizon first, yes. Verizon said no on two issues: unlimited data plan, visual voicemail. So Apple went with numero dos, AT&T.
For those wondering, the reason visual voicemail was such an issue back then is because it was completely different from how networks handled voicemails at the time which meant certain changes had to be made to the entire network in order to accommodate this new way of delivering voicemails to (at the time) one device. Verizon didn't want to put up that effort.
They now offer visual voicemail :P
For like $3.
And people still want to see the iPhone on there for some reason.
07-20-2010, 01:29 PM #52
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07-20-2010, 02:30 PM #53
Totally agree.in my country,Blackberry is sold by specific carriers.but iPhone is not available officially.we all use unlocked iPhones.monthly data package is 5times cheaper for iPhone than Blackberry,mainly because iPhone is not tied to a specific carrier.
07-20-2010, 04:50 PM #54GSM vs CDMA
AT&T put 18.5 billion dollars in their network in 2009 and the data speeds improved by 80% to average 1.4 mbs
Verizon put over 20 billion in to their network and their speed dropped 8%.
AT&T is the fastest and strongest network in the US so it would be far worse on ANY other US carrier.
AT&T Roars Back in PCWorld?s Second 3G Wireless Performance Test - PCWorld
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07-20-2010, 08:47 PM #55
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07-20-2010, 09:36 PM #56
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You can say why doesn't NFL just let all cable/sat carriers carry their sunday ticket. More carriers more subscribers. Well it's simple Directv pays the nfl BILLIONS of dollar to have it exclusively on their programming. Therefore if you want sunday tickets, as millions of fans order yearly, you have to go to directv.
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07-20-2010, 10:57 PM #57