Verizon iPhone... The saga continues. Or Bacon

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by woosah, Jun 25, 2010.

  1. woosah macrumors regular

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    Verizon Passes on iPhone - Epic Fail... http://www.engadget.com/2007/01/29/verizon-passed-up-apple-iphone-deal/

    Verizon to get iPhone by end of 2008 - Fail.... http://www.zdnet.com/blog/ip-teleph...ll-be-here-within-a-year-or-so-heres-why/2761

    Verizon to get iPhone by end of 2009 - Fail... http://tech.fortune.cnn.com/2008/09/29/rumor-an-iphone-for-verizon-in-2009/

    Verizon to get iPhone by end of 2010 - Fail... http://www.pcmag.com/article2/0,2817,2345966,00.asp

    Verizon to get iPhone in 2011 - Fail?... http://www.businessweek.com/news/2010-06-22/verizon-likely-to-sell-iphone-in-2011-barclays-says.html



    I can't say whether I would or wouldn't jump ship on AT&T, I've never had the issues that others seem to experience, but some people sure can hold their breath. I know we NEVER tire of reading about this, and since I don't have any complaints to post about my new iPhone, I figured I'd share. Or we can talk about bacon.
     
  2. Bloake macrumors 6502

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  3. taskmanager macrumors regular

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    I doubt they will ever either. It would be a killer combo, but I doubt jobs will ever do it.
     
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  5. thetexan macrumors 6502a

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    I don't think Verizon wants it that bad, really. They've had solid growth every quarter since the iPhone was released both in subscribers and in profits. They have a pretty strong selection of smartphones that are selling like hotcakes.

    They could handle it, considering their network already has a bit more data flowing through it than AT&T's network. If I were Verizon and in such a good position I wouldn't bother bowing to Apple's CEO and the demands on changing their entire way of doing business.

    Sprint, on the other hand, would be more likely to work with Apple to bring the phone onto their network.
     
  6. gceo macrumors 6502a

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    AT&T Troll.

    Just the thought of being "tied" to a network is ridiculous.

    That's like having to buy a particular brand land line phone, or a particular brand TV to work with your cable company.

    It's absolutelyfuchingridiculous.
     
  7. toffa813 macrumors regular

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    I would think Apple would do it at some point. Considering the rep of AT&T, they could increase sales quite a bit probably (not that they're not selling well now, of course).

    But maybe AT&T would give Apple a boatload of money, which they'd much rather do than put that money toward, oh, I don't know, improving their network.:D
     
  8. woosah thread starter macrumors regular

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    Texan, good points. Other than the iPhone series, AT&T has had a poor selection of phones compared to Verizon for a few years now, IMO.

    Could they handle it? Most likely, but one thing to remember is that if they never get exclusive rights, we can't compare the strain their network would get to that of AT&T.
     
  9. topmounter macrumors 68020

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    I'd say that with all the competitive Android devices coming down the pipe, Verizon will be negotiating from a much stronger position this time around.
     

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