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    Wall Street Journal reports on January 8, 2007 8:42 p.m.:

    Apple, Cingular Set to Team Up on Cellphone
    Cingular Wireless is expected to provide wireless service for a new Apple Computer Inc. cellphone, people familiar with the situation say. The launch of the new phone and service is expected to be announced as early as Tuesday, these people say.
     
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    o no!!!!
    not cingular
    :mad: :mad: :mad: :mad: :mad:
     
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    If cingular really is their choice, then all my hopes were for nothing, and I'll cry myself to sleep tomorrow night. Cingular is the worst service in town where I live.
     
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    my credit card is ready and waiting to order an iPhone.... I really really hope this is true
     
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    I really hoped it would be with Deutche Telecom/T-mobile but I guess I'll just run out and pay full price for the phone, no biggie and then pop in my t-mobile SIM... of course I realy, really hope Apple didn't lock the phone!!!!!!!
     
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    i have had different cell phone companies through the years and I seem to always go back to Cingular. I can't wait for this verizon contract to end. I can't seem to get a signal at my house with anything else. Cingular has had the strongest signal by far.

    I talked with verizon and they said that I live right next to their tower. yeah right.
     
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    We all have our wish list, and a phone is on the bottom of mine. Still, I support anything which provides a revenue stream. I have been waiting patiently for the FCP 6 upgrade. It has been a long time since Apple has upgraded the video apps. It would really be nice to see them now.
     
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    well i sure hope it's true. i use Cingular.
     
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    god i hope the phone isn't too expensive... i use Cingular and my razr's battery is dying, and i dont like the phone very much... i'm hoping for a phone! (but i might have to wait for another half yr for the contract to end :S)
     
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    If its with Cingular, I might drown myself in the kitchen sink. Might...
     
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    i didn't know you can just start a tread in MacRumors.com News Discussion?
     
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    Yup. You can apparently. They just don't show up on the Macrumors site. If you look, there's a post new topic button right there. :p

    Anyways, it is only expected to be with Cingular for a few months (6?) and then go to other networks. Sprint of course will be the last one to get it, (and seeing as Final Cut Express is my birthday present), this would make for a welcoming present for when it finally comes to Sprint, assuming it does at all.
     
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    apparently it does... it's so confusing as it shows up in forum spy as it's from MacRumors.com News Discussion... aka more "real" rumors.

    i thought only admins can post here:rolleyes:
     
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    *sigh* Figures. If this is true, I'll be kicking myself. I switched to T-Mobile from Cingular a few months ago so I could buy a Sidekick 3. I'm very happy with my SK, but I have a feeling I'd be even happier with this new Apple Phone if and when it comes out. Here's hoping Apple made the smart choice and allowed it to be unlockable.

    On a side note, I thought Apple and Cingular had been drifting apart from one another in recent months?
     
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    Contact Cingular when the phone comes out. You can upgrade at a certain point in your contract. But that also means a new contract.
     
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    Well, technically it is a real rumor as it's been penned by the Wall Street Journal. ;)
     
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    Why Cingular as service provider?

    Simple: Cingular recently sold a cellphone that had iTunes access. And unlike T-Mobile, Cingular's GSM coverage area is huge across the USA.

    By the way, why is the Apple-branded cellphone run off the GSM system? Simple: the vast majority of the world's digital cellphones (something like 2 billion of them!) use GSM, which means a huge market for Apple's cellphone in most of the world.
     
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    I hate verizon. :(
     
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    I Wish apple would just let you pick your own provider, yeah i know its hard with all that GSM and CDMA crap. but it would be awsome!

    as long as we friggin see one!!!!!!!!!!!

    Im happy!
     
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    In what may be the highest-profile claim to date, the Wall Street Journal (paid subscription required) is chiming in that Apple will be announcing their cellphone "as early as Tuesday." The phone reportedly would reside on Cingular's network.

    Cingular in November announced a mobile music service based upon Microsoft's WMA format and a subscription model. It is presently unclear how this service would interoperate, if at all, with Apple's rumored phone.

    The Wall Street Journal has been extremely reliable in the past, having been the first news outlet to predict Apple's switch to Intel chips.
     
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    Fair enough.

    lets just hope it isn't just a phone - i want pda / internet features as well.

    aussie_geek
     
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    Yup, tomorrow's the day. :)
     
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    thegoldenmackid

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    not cingular:mad: :mad:
     
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    Just give me an ulocked phone please. :)

    I use T-Mobile.

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