All iPhone 5's will use AT&T 3g

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  1. kevinfrench macrumors newbie

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    I work for "The Shack" and at a meeting this morning the district manager told us some interesting news. He claimed that he was briefed that the new iPhone 5 launching this summer will use AT&T's 3g network, even on Verizon. He only mentioned that to us so we, the phone sales people, can direct new iPhone customers to AT&T as the shack doesn't carry Verizon. Like having the AT&T variant was the "true iPhone". I'm not sure if I believe it but it would make some sense. It explains why current Verizon iPhone owners are guaranteed unlimited data but it will only be for a limited time, ie: when iPhone 5 launches Verizon customers will have to follow AT&T data pricing. It would also be the answer to voice and data at the same time. No word on if it was going to utilize HSPA+ or not. It was just a few sentences that I thought were pretty interesting. If this is the case though I don't plan on upgrading anytime soon. I like unlimited on Verizon and will just wait till iPhone 6 comes out with LTE or something. Thoughts?
     
  2. Goldinboy17 macrumors 65816

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    So Verizon iPhones are gonna run off of AT&T's 3G network? I wonder how they're gonna pull that off. :rolleyes:

    I doubt the next iPhone would be LTE compatible though, although I don't doubt it'll support HSPA+.
     
  3. guywoodman7 macrumors member

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    That makes absolutely no sense at all. If anything, it sounds like your district manager was told by his higher-ups something that goes like this...

    "We only sell AT&T phones, therefore, push those iPhones. Any Verizon iPhone sold is a lost sale for us, and we will not see a profit. So make sure you lie to people that the 'true' iPhone 5, is the AT&T iPhone 5."

    Plus, there is that well known fact of Apple's famous level of secrecy revolving around UNANNOUNCED products. So you know, sounds like your manager is full of it.
     
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    From a technical aspect, ask him to enlighten you and the sales team as to exactly how the VZW CDMA iPhone would function on the ATT GSM network in 3G. I am very curious to know how that will work.
    :rolleyes:
     
  6. Applejuiced macrumors Westmere

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    Yep, that makes perfect sense:D
    lol
    Verizon will just collect the money every month and the VZ iphones will be using AT&T's 3G.
     
  7. kevinfrench thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Well it sounded "off" to me too but I do think he's in a position to where he would get to know things like sales strategy before something is released. I guess we'll just wait to find out.
     
  8. wordoflife macrumors 604

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    I don't believe it because Apple wouldn't have released any information and its still a bit too early for Apple to give any information.
     
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    Concerning Apple products, no way. Not even Apple retail store employees or managers know anything about not yet released products. They find out the same time as the rest of us, if not a few days ahead in some cases.

    No Radio Shack employee, including the CEO, would have any kind of inside knowledge to Apple products.
     
  10. ECUpirate44 macrumors 603

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    I can see Apple making one iPhone that is 3g and CDMA compatible, but without a CDMA chip, the phone is incompatible with the Verizon network so a 3G only iphone is out of the question.

    btw. Nobody knows anything about the iPhone 5 besides a select few in Cupertino.
     
  11. Interstella5555 macrumors 603

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    "The Shack"- Sad

    "He claimed that he was briefed that the new iPhone 5 launching this summer will use AT&T's 3g network, even on Verizon." - Sadder

    "but it would make some sense." - Saddest
     
  12. kuebby macrumors 68000

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    That makes no sense for a few reasons, including:
    -Apple never releases info like that in advance
    -Verizon would never agree with that
    -like guywoodman7 said, if anything it's a Radio Shack lie to sell more phones
     
  13. grantsdale macrumors 6502a

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    Guess what: No one at your company has any inside information on the phone. Not even the CEO.
     
  14. doomque macrumors newbie

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    I think he was referring to the fact that the new iPhone 5 will use 3g on AT&Ts network and will be the same on Verizon...meaning it will run on 3g not 4g or HSPA. Not that the phone will work on both networks.
     
  15. rdowns macrumors Penryn

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    30 pin to external SIM adapter. Sheesh. ;)


    No, he's in no position to know Apple's future. Nor is anyone at "The Shack".
     
  16. Warbrain macrumors 603

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    Sounds like the same stupid pitches the sales managers at my company say to the sales reps. Any ******** that can be told will be used.
     
  17. Howdr macrumors regular

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    LOL I agree its a tight held secrete thats why we have so many "Rumors" and not facts on the darn phone, I have read anything from a 4" screen and shiny metal to It prints money and grants 3 wishes....................:D
     
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    There is no way it is even remotely possible

    There is no "if" involved in it...it WON'T happen.
     
  20. xraydoc macrumors demi-god

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    No. Just no.
     
  21. dccorona macrumors 68020

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    You really think a company who's so secretive about their products that they're prosecuting someone for selling/buying a lost iPhone 4 prototype, and that they'd stick the phone in a case to test it so no one would know what it was, would tell a Radioshack DISTRICT MANAGER about their plans for the iPhone 5?

    sorry...no
     
  22. Full of Win macrumors 68030

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    Sounds like they will use the "world radio" in the Verizion iPhone in all iPhones.
     
  23. dccorona macrumors 68020

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    but the verizon iPhone doesn't have a world radio...or at least, it isn't active
     
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