When will ATT start 'shutting down' non IPhone accounts using an IPhone?

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by acrafton, Sep 29, 2007.

  1. acrafton macrumors 6502

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    Ok, so we know that ATT/Apple are serious about using the IPhone with ATT and an IPhone account (new, 2 years. .forever). We also know that many people have unlocked and some of them are using an old, existing account with their IPhones on ATT (perhaps they had a more attractive plan or didn't want to sign up for two years). So, there has to be a way that ATT can detect the device you are using on their networks (T-Mobile can) and say they decided to look for IPhone usage on non-IPhone accounts. . .and then shut them down (including business accounts) for not following the implied agreement.. .?

    I think this could happen very soon. I also think that Apple/ATT will have some sort of 'amnesty' for this and unlocked IPhones to enable you to get on the straight and narrow.
     
  2. aerospace macrumors 6502a

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    I would imagine its not a big deal for them so they wont.

    Option 1 they piss off thier subcriber who may have been with for years, they leaves and lose the account.
    Option 2 they get $10 extra if that person upgrades to an iphone account.

    Risk vs reward doesnt seem to great. Plus at&t doesn't have to give apple a cut of accounts not on the iphone plan, they may actually be more profitable.
     

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