Thank You At&T.

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by Goona, Jun 17, 2009.

  1. Goona macrumors 68020

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    You would never get this kind of gesture from any other carrier. Well done.
     
  2. ifoner macrumors newbie

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    I think you're right. AT&T did some very smart marketing today. One month early for most isn't a big deal for them, but people won't forget this. (at least some of us won't) They are looking like a real Apple partner now.
     
  3. iRob213 macrumors member

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  4. daveishere macrumors 6502a

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    hang on, there were so many americans bad mouthing AT&T before today. now they are angels?
     
  5. AuroraProject macrumors 65816

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    Yeah thanks at&t, thanks for delaying mms and tethering. Much love! ;)
     
  6. Greenman85 macrumors regular

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    +1
     
  7. WilliamG macrumors 604

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    I don't know why everyone is thanking AT&T like they just healed the sick. For MANY people I'm sure, the price barrier prevented them outright from upgrading. AT&T would MUCH rather you lock yourself into another 2 years than not have you buy anything AT ALL! AT&T is making more money this way, I GUARANTEE it. Yes, they'll lose a bit of money from people crazy enough (like me!) to upgrade ANYWAY, but they'll get a lot more money back from the multitudes who wouldn't have upgraded without a subsidy.
     
  8. Bullshark macrumors member

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    eff AT&T.. MMS delay and tethering is a huge FAIL
     
  9. Goona thread starter macrumors 68020

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    Wake me up when all those other carriers who are suppose to be better than AT&T do something like this.
     
  10. hard-case macrumors regular

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    It doesn't affect me at all, and I certainly did not expect it....and I have to say I am rather impressed that AT&T would do it. They're taking a big hit on it, but from a PR perspective it isn't a "bad" move.

    Still not sure if it is enough to get me to stop :confused: at them for the MMS/Tethering fumble....but kudos still.
     
  11. sms0217ny macrumors regular

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    I'm happy about the announcement because I fall into the July upgrade date range but I think for ATT its probably more of a business decision of selling more 3GS units on launch than anything else. Either way I'm not complaining lol.
     
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  13. slapppy macrumors 65816

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    +1 :)
     
  14. JosephBergdoll macrumors 6502

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    It's sad that next week, people will be back to their AT&T bashing. AT&T definitely made a good call today, though.
     
  15. iTouchIt macrumors regular

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    Uhh can someone please spell out wtf you guys are talking about?
     
  16. McGiord macrumors 601

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    Thank you for an announcement? Even this is great news for some...
    AT&T like any other carrier, has no interest on keeping the customers, but make money out of them, cancellation fees and overcharges are their favorite way to make money.
    Why can't they provide competitive international calling rates when roaming? And provide a better economical data roaming services?
    Allow the customers to use an iPhone like any other GSM device all over the world?
    Swap a SIM card?
    Leverage existing and new technology cost reduction to reduce their prices? Fees and service charges always go up.
    There is no real competition betwen the carriers.
    Everytime you add something to your service or change anything your roll over minutes are vanished...gone...
    Some improvements are ok, and good they do them...but they are still light years ahead to really generate that kind of enthusiasm from me as a customer.
     
  17. CandyShop macrumors member

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    No. No thanks to AT&T.

    This does absolutely nothing for 3G people. I don't understand why they wouldn't take the hit of offering subsided pricing to all iPhone customers now in order to capitalize on the novelty factor of the 3GS and get a lot of 3G customers on lock until 2011. They don't seem to understand that Apple customers are people who will upgrade with every update, thus extending their AT&T contracts.

    I bought my 3G in July, and would upgrade now if I could. However, if they make me wait until March to get upgrade pricing, I'm going to pay my bill month-by-month after my contract expires until Apple partners with another carrier. If I have to wait another year for a new model, I can wait until I can ditch AT&T.
     
  18. Mr. Nice Guy macrumors newbie

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    AT&T is the worst! No MMS/Tethering, all third world carriers have it before the US, and when we do get it you can bet we'll pay through the nose for it!:mad::mad::mad::mad::mad::mad: Thanks a lot for upgrading us early to stick it to us sooner. I'll be the first to fork over my last dime to use the options once.:eek::eek::eek::eek::eek::eek::eek::eek:
     
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  20. iphone529 macrumors regular

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    This annoucment is pointless. I bought a 3g on the release day last year and im not eligible for an upgrade until december, not sure how this helps anyone with a 3g iphone. F u ATT
     
  21. rdstoll macrumors 6502

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    AT&T has been trying to improve their service. Recently, I thought I was signed up for making int'l calls at discounted rates but alas, I was not signed up for the right program. But instead of telling me "too bad" on my $300 bill, they backdated the purchase of their $5.00 int'l calling program and brought the bill down by 70%.

    Another time, I had an int'l data package, went overseas, but when I got my bill they charged me at the non-package rate. I called, and a woman who helped me not only fixed the problem but made a note and called me back six weeks later to make sure things were fine.

    I know AT&T is the company we all love to hate but I'm giving them props on their service and this move today on the 3G S upgrade.
     
  22. Goona thread starter macrumors 68020

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    You do know all that is coming?
     
  23. Romanesq macrumors 6502a

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    pure gold

    Have the 3G and will now get the 3GS. It's pure gold.
     
  24. JosephBergdoll macrumors 6502

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    Who gives a **** about MMS? I have it on my current phone (LG Shine) and I barely use it. It's cool to send a friend a picture of something every once in awhile, but I only use it maybe once or twice a month. With services such as TwitPic available, I don't get why not having MMS is such a huge deal--coming from someone who has had it for the past 5 years and will not miss it when my iPhone comes in on Friday.
     

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