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AT&T and Apple Tightening Policies to Reduce iPhone Unlocking - the answers!!!

Discussion in 'Macworld San Francisco 2008' started by russ973, Jun 10, 2008.

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    That thread was too long so I'm starting a new one. With the REAL answers.

    1. "The phone is not subsidized" - Yes it is. Just because it's not a rebate doesn't mean it's not.

    2. "Why can't I buy it without activating it?" - Because then you'd have an 8gig iPod Touch for $199. Apple sells those for $299. Since AT&T is subsidizing each iPhone, THEY would lose money on it and make ZERO from you.

    3. "You can't buy it online." - True, for now. I'm sure they'll set it up where you can later. Just like other cell phones you buy online that come to you activated (or semi-activate).

    4. "I want to use it on another carrier." - Why? 3g and visual voicemail won't work.

    5. "How is AT&T going to get their money back" - rumors are that rates for unlimited data will go up $10/mo. So that's another $240 for 2 years. Very few people won't but this if they buy an iPhone.
     

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