Are you hoping Apple get rid of AT&T in 2010?

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by lllll, Nov 24, 2009.

  1. lllll macrumors regular

    Oct 23, 2009
    It looks like Apple and ATT contracts are going to expire in June 2010.

    A) Do you hope Apple drop ATT as the exclusive carrier in America and get other on board (like Verizon, etc).


    B) Have ATT continue as the exclusive hog, but cheaper iPhone price.

    For me, I hope Apple get other on board so I can make free calls to whoever I want. We know ATT won't give up w/o a fight. So they might offer some sort of incentive to Apple. I wonder what these new incentives could be. I think I'm going to waite until next summer to get on board.
  2. thelatinist macrumors 603


    Aug 15, 2009
    Connecticut, USA
  3. jav6454 macrumors P6


    Nov 14, 2007
    1 Geostationary Tower Plaza
    A) We have over 9000 of these type of threads, literally. Just use the Search feature next time.

    B) Unlikely due to the current spat between AT&T and Verizon. Also Verizon is smacking the iPhone. So, highly doubt that SJ will be happy about that.
  4. duskandsummer macrumors member

    Oct 22, 2009
    haha yes really another one.

    like I post in all of these threads. If apple is smart..they will open it up to other carriers. Now that HTC is pretty much on Sprint Verizon and T-Mobile..At&t's main competition..the iPhone in a few years..maybe even months (depending on how fast the HTC guys are working) will have more users than iPhone..and if the Android thing really blows up like people say it will..T-Mobilers that are going through all the trouble for an iPhone won't feel the need to go through it if there is something on their carrier that is equally as good...if not better.

    At&t will be screwed if iPhone decides not be exclusive..but if I were Apple..I would at the very least get T-Mobile in on the iPhone. Then it wouldn't be a huge hit to At&t and Apple will get more people on the iPhone wagon.
  5. -aggie- macrumors P6


    Jun 19, 2009
    Where bunnies are welcome.

    QFT. NO VERIZON any time soon.
  6. JoshGlzBrk macrumors 6502a


    Aug 27, 2009
    I know people are so clueless that they can't use the search feature, but what I hate is the incorrect spelling and grammar in the thread titles. I mean come on... "are you hoping apple get rid..."
  7. Rodimus Prime macrumors G4

    Rodimus Prime

    Oct 9, 2006
    well if we go the apple fan boys are screaming about the answer is hell no.

    I mean these fanboys are not defending ATT and thinking of them as the greatest thing since slice bread all because they sell the iPhone.

    They are saying Verizon sucks for *blank* reason and AT&T is better for *blank* reason.

    Sorry could not resist the temptation to pick on the blind mindless fanboys.
  8. lollicup macrumors regular

    Aug 20, 2009
    competition will always benefit the consumer

    /end this crappy thread
  9. maz94protege macrumors member

    Dec 6, 2005
    Yes i do, cause id like to stay just on verizon. AT&T isnt horrible, but i believe APPLE can get alot more handsets out there if some of these rumors for the next generation iPhone with a Quallcomm radio and it being CDMA/GSM capable. The iPhone has the possibility to overtake for a while, Andrioid Phones and Blackberries are the upcoming rivals to this as well.

    IT would be good for all companies to get the same thing, make it more competitive then the already competitive market now, and make these carriers really try to keep up on their networks, and truly try to make theirs the best..

  10. nefan65 macrumors 65816


    Apr 15, 2009
    Their exclusivity runs out, not their contract. They'll continue to sell them. The rumor is that in 2010 Verizon could become another carrier, so folks can buy an iPhone from either AT&T OR Verizon. However, based on recent events, and Apple running to the defense of AT&T in their recent ads, I don't see the iPhone going to Verizon anytime soon. Could be wrong, but we'll see.

    Face it...all carriers have strengths/weaknesses. Verizon sucks in my area, and I'd NEVER buy a Verizon handset. I remember supporting Blackberry's from all the various carriers, and Verizon's were the worst. Things I had available on the other handsets weren't available on Verizon's, or it was some bastardized version they created. So personally, I could care less if the iPhone was ever available on Verizon. Off topic, but I had a chance to play with their [Verizon] new Droid. Sorry, but I don't see the hype. Keyboard is horrible, and the overall look/feel of the device is nasty [IMO]. Others may think different, and that's their opinion.

    Anywho...sit back, and wait and see...
  11. nefan65 macrumors 65816


    Apr 15, 2009
    Mindless fanboys? So if something works for you, and you like using the technology you're a fanboy? Sounds like sour grapes to me. If the iPhone is so bad, and AT&T is horrible, then you should be happy to go to Verizon and buy one of their many available handsets. I mean, I'm sure the handsets they have are far superior to that of the iPhone, and obviously their service far exceeds that of AT&T, so it's a win/win for you, no?

    If none of that applies to you, then my guess is that you're upset because you really do like the iPhone, and only wish it were available on Verizon. But since it's not, your argument is that "I like to come on here, and bash the fanboys"...
  12. TeamDNA macrumors 6502

    Sep 7, 2009
    I love att not just because they sell the iphone BUT because i have 5 bars EVERYWHERE I GO on 3G and i NEVER get a dropped call and ATT customer service at the ATT stores are great ... so why would i talk crap on a carrier thats doing great in my area ?
  13. FarSeide macrumors 6502a


    Feb 17, 2008
    Earth Lane
  14. thetexan macrumors 6502a

    May 11, 2009
    If Steve Jobs refuses to do business with Verizon because he has a grudge over a few commercials, thus causing Apple to lose millions in additional revenue, his stockholders should encourage the Apple's board to fire him. I doubt he is that stupid.
  15. MasterDev macrumors 65816

    Sep 14, 2009
    Wow, where is kdarling for this thread? I could have sworn he would have jumped in to bash by now?

    Weird. :D
  16. bstpierre macrumors 6502a

    Mar 28, 2008
    Yea, maybe they can get Sculley back. The stockholders would love that. :rolleyes:
  17. jav6454 macrumors P6


    Nov 14, 2007
    1 Geostationary Tower Plaza
    When they bash and make your product look bad, are you going to do business with them? No, you go with someone else. Here, that someone else is T-Mobile.

    Verizon can screw themselves.
  18. thegoldenmackid macrumors 604


    Dec 29, 2006
    dallas, texas
    I could really care less, quite frankly I have had much better service on AT&T then Verizon.
  19. ucfgrad93 macrumors P6


    Aug 17, 2007
    I really don't care if Apple looks to partner with another carrier in the US. My at&t service is pretty good, and I wouldn't leave them.
  20. GoCubsGo macrumors Nehalem


    Feb 19, 2005
    I would jump to verizon in a heartbeat. Better service in my area and so far from what I can tell it is better service in all areas I frequent. I lost service on my way to Florence SC once, the person sitting next to me had near-full service.
    Yeah I would move.
  21. MasterDev macrumors 65816

    Sep 14, 2009
    I agree with you there. I've been with AT&T for like 8 years. But then again, I've always lived in Urban areas. But I still get coverage everywhere I go. As well as no dropped calls.

    It's not like I'll be downloading porn and torrents while driving. :D
  22. Rodimus Prime macrumors G4

    Rodimus Prime

    Oct 9, 2006

    ahh does the truth hurt. I was making fun of the post of people bashing Verizon and praising ATT. It was really funny to watch that because as soon as Verizon started bashing ATT and partly was making fun of the iPhone biggest problem (ATT) the apple fanboys really jumped on that one and started hammering Verizon and really defending ATT. Just go read the threads about the Droid, or Verizon new commercials comparing ATT maps to Verizons.
    From then on out around here it has been Verizon hate ATT better.
  23. duskandsummer macrumors member

    Oct 22, 2009
    I don't think it would be a bad move on Apples part to add T-Mobile as a carrier.

    Half of all the T-Mo people out there have iPhones anyways..if they were to add T-Mo to the Apple world..all the myTouch settlers would drop that phone very quickly for the iPhone. PLUS Verizon is talking smack and they would have to make phones compatible with how they do their whole data thing. Apple would save money not having to make brand new phones..because T-Mo uses SIM cards. Though T-Mo would have to invest money in making their 3G network better and compatible with the iPhone.

    really money wise..T-Mobile would be the way to go. They will lose money staying exclusive with AT&T.
  24. d21mike macrumors 68040


    Jul 11, 2007
    Torrance, CA
    I believe the more carriers that have the iPhone the better. The more iPhones that are sold the more applications will be created for the iPhone and the carriers may offer discounts on the iPhone to get people to switch. For me, I have been with ATT now for 3 years and in my area there is no difference in service so I would not switch back to Verizon. However, I have some family members on Verizon and they don't want to switch to ATT but would love to get the iPhone. They have more friends and other family on Verizon so they want to stay on Verizon.
  25. labman macrumors 604


    Jun 9, 2009
    Mich near Detroit
    I will reply same as other such threads!

    no great thread op original too! :rolleyes:

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