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    Well it seems this might be possible and Apple will be their own iphone carrier.

    Apple may cut out carrier middleman with custom SIM chip
    Apple may cut out carrier middleman with custom SIM chip

    Cutting out carriers is tough, even for Apple
    Cutting out carriers is tough, even for Apple | Circuit Breaker - CNET News

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    Wow. I think that second link there is missing the point. I don't think Apple wants to create it's own wireless network or control the whole "experience" of service for the phone portion, I think it would just make sense for them to sell the phone directly and let the person decide the carrier. Probably why they have been supposedly working on CDMA and a "Verizon iPhone". They would be open to a much larger market if they actually didn't pick any sides and just sold the phone that would work with whatever provider the customer wanted. This would be the smart thing to do.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lbatson21 View Post
    Wow. I think that second link there is missing the point. I don't think Apple wants to create it's own wireless network or control the whole "experience" of service for the phone portion, I think it would just make sense for them to sell the phone directly and let the person decide the carrier. Probably why they have been supposedly working on CDMA and a "Verizon iPhone". They would be open to a much larger market if they actually didn't pick any sides and just sold the phone that would work with whatever provider the customer wanted. This would be the smart thing to do.
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    Or maybe it has nothing to do with them wanting to run their own network, but rather just want to be able to have an iPhone that's manufactured to work on any network so they don't have to build and package the phone for each individual network in the world.

    Imagine the cost savings to Apple if they could do that.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Lbatson21 View Post
    I think it would just make sense for them to sell the phone directly and let the person decide the carrier.
    Well that is exactly what is happening in every country around the world apart from the US. Here in Australia for example you can get the iphone subsidised on at least 3 mobile carriers I know of or you can buy it fully unlocked direct from Apple.

    I know there are exclusivity deals and laws preventing this happening in the US. But I feel this is really what needs to happen.

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    I realize most people have probably heard this by now, but for those who haven't;

    Verizon announced that it will be offering the i Phone in early 2011 !!!

    I can tell you that I will be at the Verizon store that day and I will probably run over my Droid on the way out of the parking lot. As much as I love Apple products I refuse to use At&t , their service is TERRIBLE around here and most people in the Northeast have Verizon and it works almost everywhere , although it is still 3G , that is also supposed to change in the beginning of 2011.


    I will record the jig I do when I get my iPhone, maybe I'll even post it...

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    Quote Originally Posted by iMac Daddy View Post
    I realize most people have probably heard this by now, but for those who haven't;

    Verizon announced that it will be offering the i Phone in early 2011 !!!

    I can tell you that I will be at the Verizon store that day and I will probably run over my Droid on the way out of the parking lot. As much as I love Apple products I refuse to use At&t , their service is TERRIBLE around here and most people in the Northeast have Verizon and it works almost everywhere , although it is still 3G , that is also supposed to change in the beginning of 2011.


    I will record the jig I do when I get my iPhone, maybe I'll even post it...
    Before you declare the sky is falling, you mind providing proof?
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    Quote Originally Posted by iMac Daddy View Post
    I realize most people have probably heard this by now, but for those who haven't;

    Verizon announced that it will be offering the i Phone in early 2011 !!!
    Um, no they didn't. Verizon hasn't actually announced anything, reporters have been predicting.

    I can tell you that I will be at the Verizon store that day011.
    Have fun with Verizon, I personally wouldn't choose company that purposely defrauded their customers.
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    Apple officially announces iPhone for Verizon in 2011



    Verizon Announces iPhone

    Verizon Says 4G Wireless Coming To Northeast - Video - WMUR Manchester

    I also happen to know someone inside Verizon who confirms this info ...

    We can take some bets on it if you like ? I might even give you odds. The phone is coming to Verizon.

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    Quote Originally Posted by iMac Daddy View Post
    Apple officially announces iPhone for Verizon in 2011



    Verizon Announces iPhone

    Verizon Says 4G Wireless Coming To Northeast - Video - WMUR Manchester

    I also happen to know someone inside Verizon who confirms this info ...

    We can take some bets on it if you like ? I might even give you odds. The phone is coming to Verizon.
    Uh, none of those are legit so no, it hasn't officially been announced.

    No one is saying Verizon won't have it, but it certainly hasn't been officially announced and a date hasn't been stated.

    I still stand by my statement that I would never switch to a company that purposely defrauded its customers.
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    I still stand by my statement that I would never switch to a company that purposely defrauded its customers.
    When did Verizon try to commit fraud against their customers?

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    When did Verizon try to commit fraud against their customers?

    Verizon Strikes $25 Million FCC Settlement Over Bogus Fee - Though all told, Verizon still probably made a killing... | DSLReports.com, ISP Information


    Although it was more than just a try ...

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