My Unlocked iPhone Generates AT&T Customers

Discussion in 'Jailbreaks and iOS Hacks' started by gkarris, Oct 17, 2007.

  1. gkarris macrumors 604


    Dec 31, 2004
    "No escape from Reality..."
    Well, when I show my iPhone to people, people are like,

    Them: "Wow, what do you have it on"
    Me: "Note that I unlocked it, you need to have it on AT&T normally and they're not subsidized.."
    Them: "Well, I was going to buy the new small iPod anyways, and my cell contract is up. I REALLY want a Smartphone. I'll head over to the AT&T or Apple Store and look into it further..."

    So, my "hacker/non-revenue generating pirate phone" is getting both Apple and AT&T new customers...

    At least 2 people I know should have one in their hands with a lovely new AT&T contract by now.

    Thanks, Steve, for your support of us die-hard Apple fans... :(
  2. JBaker122586 macrumors 65816

    Jun 21, 2007
    I think if you talked like that in conversation your iPhone might get more people to laugh in your face than sign up for AT&T.
  3. Telp macrumors 68040


    Feb 6, 2007
    I dont get it...
  4. Geffen macrumors 6502

    Sep 23, 2007
    This can be with any iPhone actually locked or unlocked, people will want to see it and check out the touch screen capability.
  5. aristobrat macrumors G5

    Oct 14, 2005
    I think his point was that even though his phone isn't directly earning any money for AT&T and Apple (since he's using it on T-Mobile), the fact that he's shown it to other people who ended up buying it somehow makes everything OK in the end, so there's no reason for AT&T and Apple to give unlocked iPhone owners any hassles.
  6. boss1 macrumors 6502a


    Jan 8, 2007

    I think you have his perspective all wrong.
    I think his point is that he likes Apple and their products but disagrees with using AT&T and being reprimanded by Apple for not using AT&T. I don't think he's implying that because he demos off Apple products makes everything OK. more so, He still supports and promotes Apple even though he feels like an abandoned consumer for refusing AT&T.

    Edit: I re read what you wrote and what I just wrote and we pretty much say the same thing; only that it seems you view him as a villain and I view him as a victim.
  7. Sobe macrumors 68000


    Jul 6, 2007
    Wash DC suburbs
    People who buy iPhones in France may beg to differ.
  8. DeaconGraves macrumors 65816


    Apr 25, 2007
    Dallas, TX
    I think what the OP's story proves more than anything else is that the average consumer (at least in the United States) really doesn't care too much about going through all the trouble to unlock the phone.

    As always, this doesn't mean Apple's decisions are necessarily the right ones, but it definitely shows that the massive backlash that people keep expecting to happen isn't as huge as some think.
  9. kevinwiz macrumors regular

    Feb 1, 2007
    he means the OP speaks like a square

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