Nearly every other country on the iPhone Map

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by barachus, Jan 11, 2011.

  1. barachus macrumors regular

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    managed to switch to multiple carriers without the mass hysteria

    you guys really need to calm down, acting like a bunch of overexcited school girls:p
     
  2. icyfire macrumors 6502

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    Easy to say when all other countries use the same network standard and could have always gotten an unlocked iPhone to work on their networks even if it was never officially released there. Here in the US it would be impossible to get an unlocked GSM iPhone to work on Verizon's CDMA network, hence why we are thrilled now that it's been released.
     
  3. tirk macrumors 6502

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    Do you like being attacked by hordes of overexcited school girls? (Oh, hang on... :D )
     
  4. barachus thread starter macrumors regular

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    Understandable, but the hysteria is a wee bit out of proportion
    I wish :D
     
  5. MarlboroLite macrumors 6502a

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    Well a few things....like the poster above said, the incompatibility of networks is a factor. But there are others--AT&T exclusivity lasted a loooong time, longer than most exclusive contracts Apple made in other countries, sometimes way way longer. Having a single provider for 3 and a half years when there are 4 major providers was bound to create intense desire for the phone from those not on AT&T. And finally...well AT&T really really sucks for a lot of its customers (obviously many are also happy with their service)...and really wanted more choices.

    If Apple's exclusive had been 1 year there wouldn't be this hysteria! People are rightfully excited to have some choice after what seemed to be an eternity.
     

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