Do we think AT&T or VERIZON will offer promo at release to lure new customers?

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  1. darko m, Sep 5, 2012
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    darko m macrumors newbie

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    I'm on Sprint and will be leaving for the iPhone5. Is it likely the carriers will introduce some promo to entice people to port over, e.g. double data? Thanks.
     
  2. zachnelson macrumors 6502a

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    No.
     
  3. Applejuiced macrumors Westmere

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    Doubt they need any promos.
    The iphone sells itself.
     
  4. madsci954 macrumors 68030

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    Coming from Sprint? Non-sucky data speeds, there's your promo ;)
     
  5. darko m thread starter macrumors newbie

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    And it's avail on 3 carriers.. I assumed the introduction of this phone would have every carrier vying to steal customers..the result: a promo like double data or something.
     
  6. cyks macrumors 68020

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    All three networks already have too many customers than they can handle properly. They don't need any more, nor do they really care if their current customers leave.
     
  7. darko m thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Wasn't their a double data promo on Verizon last xmas?
     
  8. lulla01 macrumors 68020

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    No

    I do not think they will, the introduction of the new shared data plans were meant for that purpose. The new plans are great for some people but for heavy data hogs its no unlimited plan.
     
  9. HeyGreggie macrumors 65816

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    Outside of opening at 7am on release day... Doubt it.
     
  10. alent1234 macrumors 603

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    nope, apple's rules are the same price to everyone. i like it a lot better than the crazy android prices depending on your situation
     
  11. Applejuiced macrumors Westmere

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    I'm not sure if that included the iPhone or only certain android phones.
     
  12. madsci954 macrumors 68030

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    If I recall, it was only LTE capable devices.
     
  13. Applejuiced macrumors Westmere

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    Yes, I think that's what it was.
     
  14. willmtaylor macrumors G3

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    They may offer promos on every other device (read: droids) but not on iPhones. There's no need.
     
  15. Mr Hill macrumors 6502

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    All the above posters are right. The iPhone does not need a promo to sell. All 3 carrier stores will be loaded on release day with people lined up to buy the iPhone anyway.
     
  16. irDigital0l Guest

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    No.

    Even if there was, it wasn't for the iPhone.
     
  17. darko m thread starter macrumors newbie

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    I assumed at&t and Verizon would be licking their chops to steal clients from each other during such a major release. I didn't realize the new iPhone releases have such a let the chips fall where they may approach. Is it not a primo (the most primo) time for clients to be looking to jump ship?
     
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  19. wongulous macrumors 6502a

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    Lol, no. They do stupid promotions when phones aren't selling well, not when something is gearing up to be the biggest product release _of all time_
     
  20. takeshi74 macrumors 601

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    Look at history.
     
  21. cyks macrumors 68020

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    They don't see a need or have any reason to tack on any additional sales or gimmicks.

    Verizon has already began heavily advertising that their LTE network is far larger than all of their competitors put together, AT&T continues to push that they have the fastest, and Sprint is heavily promoting their true unlimited.

    People are going to buy the iPhone regardless and the phone companies are already taking as big a hit on each sale that they're comfortable with. With family and shared plans, they're taking that much of a bigger hit.

    Basically, why offer a discount when people will be lining up to pay full price anyway.

    For every person that's unhappy with AT&T and wants to go to Verizon, there's someone at Verizon about to move to AT&T.
     
  22. madsci954 macrumors 68030

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    The cellular life cycle at its finest.
     
  23. Interstella5555 macrumors 603

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    I think allowing you to buy a $600 device for $200 is pretty good, but that's just me.
     
  24. Zwhaler macrumors 603

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    No. The new iPhone will be enough to lure new customers
     

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