can apple offer iPhone to other carriers

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by OrangeCuse44, Jul 6, 2007.

  1. OrangeCuse44 macrumors 65816

    OrangeCuse44

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    In the future is there ANY chance of a verizon or t mobile contract? Or is Apple legally binded by contract with AT&T? Just out of curiosity...
     
  2. /dev/toaster macrumors 68020

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    They have a multi-year exclusive with them. That means they can *NOT* until that contract expires. I have heard its any wheres from 2 year to 5 year agreement. Keep in mind, that only counts for the US.

    Don't count on seeing it with other providers anytime soon or near future.
     
  3. OrangeCuse44 thread starter macrumors 65816

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  4. plinden macrumors 68040

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    In about 18 months Apple will rename the iPhone to something else, meaning the AT&T contract will no longer hold. Like the way it bumped the Mac OS version number to get out of the Mac OEM builder contracts.
     

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