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

  1. Gav macrumors regular

    Jun 23, 2007
    I just had an thought. The iPhone is selling huge volumes, and a lot of people are switching to AT&T because of it.

    So far at least 500,000 people. All of them have unlimited data. Maybe this is why it has been limited to EDGE, to stop strain on the network?

    But still, 500,000 users on EDGE is probably putting a considerable amount of strain on the network anyway?

    Your thoughts?
  2. FreeState macrumors 68000


    Jun 24, 2004
    San Diego, CA
    I hope thats not the case seeing that Apple has a goal of selling 10 mil of them by the end of 2008.
  3. devilot Moderator emeritus


    May 1, 2005
    Well, isn't this why AT&T has been purportedly re-enforcing their network? Boosting performance or whatnot? I'm really not savvy w/ this sort of technical stuff. But I thought that that's what has been reported of late... :eek:
  4. zap2 macrumors 604


    Mar 8, 2005
    Washington D.C
    I think that was a just a random number(with no facts backing it up, and being used to show a point)...and seeing how Apple plans to sell 10M iPhone by the end of '08...thats over a year away.

    As for this being the reason Apple isn't using 3G, kind of doubt it. I'd bet its because of size, price and battery life.
  5. opticalserenity macrumors 6502a

    Apr 14, 2007
    I would be interested to know just how much the AT&T market share has went up.
  6. TheBusDriver macrumors 6502

    Dec 24, 2005
    Not much :( it was at 40.17 before the 29th and peaked at 41.85 on the second.
  7. Noumenon macrumors regular

    Jun 30, 2007
    Yep, but lets just hope they can keep up with it as the millions join the network. The increased speeds seen in some areas recently will slow due to traffic eventually.
  8. CarloVonSexron macrumors member

    Oct 25, 2005
    You're right, a 1.68% jump IN THREE DAYS isn't much.:rolleyes:

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