Oh that's definite, but either way I am not exactly saying a consumer would have to pay for a new phone. I am saying the exclusivity clause be changed more so. Say your exclusivity clause was the remainder of the phones value on a 12 month spread. In the end because people would get new phones every year they would have an added income as well. So it would make financial sense. The benefit for the consumer besides something like this would be the carriers having to actually compete on a performance features network based because people would move faster. That what a true market is supposed to be based on value of service rather than BS commercials and you can't leave us or you owe use BS.
Rofl; Granna they may have coverage where you are that is up to par. However; in general there coverage map is significantly smaller than Verizon's. I know this not because of the commercial, but because of research and usage before the map ad's ever started. I dropped Cingular service after my first family contract expired and went back to Verizon because they were better than Sprint and those were my choices and At&t coverage was so choppy. The other thing is that there is no way 3G will beat 4G coverage it is scientifically impossible.
I see what your saying gibbersome I wasn't getting your point entirely so it is an auto switch to whoever has stronger coverage in your particular area. That would mean everything is unlimited and everyone receives the same bill monthly no matt .er who they choose, but just as a cellular user and whatever add ons they have. That is pretty interesting! About this stuff about At&t being the best carrier period this is a joke he must be an At&t spammer or something.
ok today is the 27th and i haven't read nothing in regards iphone leaving at&t so finally all the stupid speculation will be over... (hopefully) now we got to worried about the 2012 one hehehehe
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@ Granna. You should really do some investigating before you spout off things you obviously have no clue about. First off, Verizon was Apple's first pick for an exclusive carrier when the iPhone first came out, but Verizon turned Apple down. Why did Verizon turn them down? Most sources say that Apple wanted to much control and money off subs, but who really knows. Maybe Verizon just turned them down to invest their money into making their 3G network larger and more stable than AT&T's. Second, as far as people being gullible and the lawsuit your referring to, the maps Verizon shows are actually correct. If you take notice to the bottom of their maps it says, "3G Coverage", not overall coverage. Furthermore, AT&T has made no statements saying these maps are at all incorrect nor have they denied it, the basis of their lawsuit is that it gives customers the sense that AT&T has no coverage outside of the 3G area. Funny how AT&T tries to retort with their lame Luke Wilson commercials yet make no mention at all about their 3G coverage when that's what Verizon is pointing out in the first place. It is a FACT that Verizon has a larger more widespread 3G network. As for the speeds of AT&T's 3G being faster, it's so minuscule that the average user would not even notice a difference, I mean we are talking 100-300kbps if that and that's only with full 3G service.
Either way the contract is up in June anyways.
Yeah Hybrid Granna was just spouting off I think. The funny part about all of it is the lawsuit was thrown out a week or two ago. The new commercials like the headless download on Verizon thats so messed up was after there lawsuit was ruled invalid. Oh and that is the second lawsuit the first one had already been thrown out. So At&t lost two lawsuits from what I understand and I imagine had too pay Verizon's legal costs to. The main thing about all this is like you pointed out in the bottom right corner of all the commercials is states for 3G coverage only on both maps.
As for At&t's 3g being good that's basically a joke. He must live in one of the markets where they have already done there 3G upgrades to the higher end of 3G. The big joke is most providers besides At&t and T-Mobile I think is there partner network (Verizon and Sprint) are rolling out 4G as we speak, my city centrally (Atlanta) has been done for a couple of months. From what I understand I can get it if I go with Sprint (and I am 45 minutes north of Atlanta) now. So I would assume I can partially get it through Verizon now but on the Sprint towers, I am hoping soon I will be able to fully receive it with Verizon.
did the announcement today say anything anything about the iPhone exclusivity?
Figured he was probably just a troll, but also figured someone should educate him despite the fact. I'm on the south side of Atlanta myself :)
Lets NOT go there about AT&T being a great service. You obviously never saw MY article in print and online in print about my 7 hour ordeal of returning 1 phone. It was such a stink the president in the northeast AT&T region phoned me, offered to let me out of my contract (3 lines) and sent me a brand new Windows based PDA to "hush" me. I kid you not.
I had had AT&T like many people for 3 yrs or more. This happened fall 2009. I called customer care at 7:30am and my neighbors were coming home from work, the sun went down and I was still standing outdoors ( crappy signal where we live...of course) while everyone had dinner and ended their day.
Just recently we had a problem and this time I was on the phone almost 3 hours to correct a billing error. I don't know what the problem is with customer service this last year but it's taken a BIG NOSE DIVE. Sprint did me much better offering $99. a month for unlimited EVERYTHING, so we RAN from AT&T. So should everyone else!
it's so disappointing that they didn't loose their exclusive iPhone Exclusivity..
lots of verizon fanboys here
Some At&t (and I would imagine iPhone fanboy posted something to this discussion), it is interesting to see where we are at now. What gibbersome said "I'm actually with millca on this one. Google's Nexus One will be
available on both GSM and CDMA networks...if Apple doesn't follow suit,
how much market share do they stand to lose?", is the most interesting to me at this point in time as you can see the evidence directly.
Apple has not yet (of course it is rumored to by November be producing a CDMA phone) done it, and we see the results. Apple much like back in the day keeps a locked and proprietary OS on there devices. As long as the general public does not really see the difference (in this case on Android), the Apple side "LOOK'S" nicer, but is actually less operationally. Now it is up against an open source opponent, which in accordance with the current market is going to knock Apple down even faster I think in the open market.
I watched a couple presentations on various sites a couple of days ago on the exact subject of iPhone or IOS vs. Android. Most of them were with previous Apple die hard's IE: Fanboy's, they were in general amazed at what they could do as well as what could be done developmentally on an open source platform. The attitude in general was that while the Apple devices may look prettier (they were generally around the time of the EVO and iPhone 4 release time), the Android devices were better operationally all the way around.
To look at this now and consider as gibber stated from the what do they stand to loose view point, it seems they are loosing popularity directly. I am actually looking at new phones because I will be going on the road for 2 months in about 2 weeks, and my phone is about 3 years old now (Env2). So I could use an update. My main choices have been Verizon (my current Provider), Sprint, and At&t. I hear to much negativity about At&t especially outside of some major cities. I wonder the same about Sprint, but have no direct knowledge yet! I need a reliable connection nation wide as the team I am working with, and therefore me as a representative will be traveling nation wide. Not only will I be going nation wide, we will be doing work in Walmart, and Sam's Club locations as well as some of there new pilot community (smaller) locations.
So over all I will probably stay with Verizon because they have more network available, although I think Verizon and Sprint partner in some way on towers because both of there equipment type's transmit the same, I don't have a lot of detail on it. The reason I have been with Verizon as long as I have now is from one trip I had years ago right after I started using them. I flew from Atlanta, Ga. to Portland, Or. and had service all the way across the country in the jet except for a 15 minute break in the very middle of the country. Remember this was also before wifi ore even cellular was really available on plains directly.
I am open to go to any provider who gives me the best coverage not because they have the coolest phone. For now that still looks like Verizon even if they are a little more expensive!
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