New To Mac-Forums?

Welcome to our community! Join the discussion today by registering your FREE account. If you have any problems with the registration process, please contact us!

Get your questions answered by community gurus Advice and insight from world-class Apple enthusiasts Exclusive access to members-only contests, giveaways and deals

Join today!

 
Start a Discussion
 

Mac-Forums Brief

Subscribe to Mac-Forums Brief to receive special offers from Mac-Forums partners and sponsors

Join the conversation RSS
iPhone Hardware and Accessories Discuss iPhone hardware

iPhone - iphone for verizon eventually??


Post Reply New Thread Subscribe

 
Thread Tools
getuptogetdown

 
getuptogetdown's Avatar
 
Member Since: Apr 01, 2008
Posts: 323
getuptogetdown is on a distinguished road
Mac Specs: 15" Matte Macbook Pro 2.5Ghz 4gb RAM 250gb HD, 60gb iPod Classic maxed, iPod shuffle

getuptogetdown is offline
Anyone know if apple is talking about the iphone for other service providers??

I would make the switch but I am on verizon because it gets the best service in my area....anyone think I'll be able to get an iphone at some point?

Loving my MBP more and more everyday
QUOTE Thanks
hexonxonx

 
Member Since: Jul 05, 2007
Posts: 226
hexonxonx will become famous soon enough

hexonxonx is offline
AT&T has an exclusive five year contract with the iPhone. That would leave over four years left before anyone else can get the iPhone.

20" iMac aluminum
13" MBP
3 iPhones
QUOTE Thanks
Kash

 
Kash's Avatar
 
Member Since: Dec 03, 2006
Location: Irvine, CA
Posts: 9,385
Kash has a brilliant futureKash has a brilliant futureKash has a brilliant futureKash has a brilliant futureKash has a brilliant futureKash has a brilliant futureKash has a brilliant futureKash has a brilliant futureKash has a brilliant futureKash has a brilliant futureKash has a brilliant future
Mac Specs: Black Macbook C2D 2GHz 3GB RAM 250GB HD iPhone 4 iPad 3G

Kash is offline
June 2012


June 2007
July 2009
QUOTE Thanks
cjvdh

 
cjvdh's Avatar
 
Member Since: May 08, 2008
Posts: 45
cjvdh is an unknown at this point
Mac Specs: MacBook || 8GB iPhone

cjvdh is offline
Yeah that kinda sucks. AT&T are the only ones who offer the iPhone.

Trust Me You've Heard About Me"
QUOTE Thanks
jrichard012

 
jrichard012's Avatar
 
Member Since: Aug 26, 2007
Location: Orange County, Southern California
Posts: 123
jrichard012 is on a distinguished road
Mac Specs: MBP and iMac; 2 iPhones 4G; 2 iPADS.

jrichard012 is offline
I read somewhere that APPL and VZ had early talks but VZ didn't want the business. Go figure!!?? To illustrate what a bonehead move this was, check the stock performance of the two provider companies over the past year. Then, equate this with APPL.
QUOTE Thanks
Kash

 
Kash's Avatar
 
Member Since: Dec 03, 2006
Location: Irvine, CA
Posts: 9,385
Kash has a brilliant futureKash has a brilliant futureKash has a brilliant futureKash has a brilliant futureKash has a brilliant futureKash has a brilliant futureKash has a brilliant futureKash has a brilliant futureKash has a brilliant futureKash has a brilliant futureKash has a brilliant future
Mac Specs: Black Macbook C2D 2GHz 3GB RAM 250GB HD iPhone 4 iPad 3G

Kash is offline
Actually, Verizon wouldn't agree with the terms Apple wanted, especially the revenue sharing. Which is why Apple went with the next largest cellular provider.

Though to be honest, going with AT&T was probably a better idea only because it keeps costs down for Apple as it wouldn't have to produce both CDMA and GSM versions of the iPhone, the former for the US market, the latter for foreign markets.


June 2007
July 2009
QUOTE Thanks
j21m2293

 
Member Since: Aug 13, 2007
Posts: 302
j21m2293 is on a distinguished road
Mac Specs: 8 Gb iPhone/MacBook 2.2 Ghz/G5 iMac/ 8Gb iPod touch

j21m2293 is offline
Apple has said if an At&t user finished its two year contract witht the iPhone they would unlock it for a different service provider.
QUOTE Thanks
Kash

 
Kash's Avatar
 
Member Since: Dec 03, 2006
Location: Irvine, CA
Posts: 9,385
Kash has a brilliant futureKash has a brilliant futureKash has a brilliant futureKash has a brilliant futureKash has a brilliant futureKash has a brilliant futureKash has a brilliant futureKash has a brilliant futureKash has a brilliant futureKash has a brilliant futureKash has a brilliant future
Mac Specs: Black Macbook C2D 2GHz 3GB RAM 250GB HD iPhone 4 iPad 3G

Kash is offline
That still doesn't make Verizon an option, however. You'd be better off sticking AT&T than going with the only other GSM provider in the United States, T-Mobile


June 2007
July 2009
QUOTE Thanks
zeroaffinity

 
Member Since: May 19, 2008
Posts: 1
zeroaffinity is on a distinguished road

zeroaffinity is offline
Quote:
Originally Posted by jrichard012 View Post
I read somewhere that APPL and VZ had early talks but VZ didn't want the business. Go figure!!?? To illustrate what a bonehead move this was, check the stock performance of the two provider companies over the past year. Then, equate this with APPL.
Here's your comparison...

http://finance.google.com/finance?ch...q=NASDAQ:AAPL&

Verdict: the stock prices between AT&T and Verizon move like they're joined at the hip, despite one of them having the iPhone deal and the other not.

It wasn't like Apple said, "Hey guys, I'm going to allow you to make a ton of revenue in the coming years. Who wants it?!" Apple isn't stupid; I've never known them to leave money on the table. That deal caused AT&T to give up control over its customers, accept thin margins, and probably pay a staggering amount at the inception of the deal. I don't think Verizon was stupid to pass on that. (However, I am a Verizon customer and I wish I could get an iPhone!)
QUOTE Thanks
contenderv07

 
Member Since: Apr 23, 2008
Posts: 10
contenderv07 is on a distinguished road

contenderv07 is offline
Quote:
Originally Posted by Kash View Post
That still doesn't make Verizon an option, however. You'd be better off sticking AT&T than going with the only other GSM provider in the United States, T-Mobile

thats right, it ATT works off GSM and the only other carrier that does that is t-mobile (not in my area (NC), nor does it have a big presence on the east coast)
QUOTE Thanks
fleurya

 
fleurya's Avatar
 
Member Since: Nov 18, 2006
Location: Anytown, USA
Posts: 4,900
fleurya is a name known to allfleurya is a name known to allfleurya is a name known to allfleurya is a name known to allfleurya is a name known to allfleurya is a name known to allfleurya is a name known to all
Mac Specs: 27" iMac 2.7GHz Core i5, iPhone 4S, 3rd gen iPad

fleurya is offline
I'm pretty sure Alltel is GSM as well.

"Give so much time to the improvement of yourself that you have no time to criticize others"
QUOTE Thanks
A15P

 
Member Since: Jul 04, 2007
Posts: 33
A15P is on a distinguished road

A15P is offline
The reason Verizon does not carry the iPhone is the two companies could not come to an agreement on application support as well as revenue as previously stated.

Verizon wanted to put their Vcast application on the phone and have all the the Verizon exclusive applications on it. Apple said no. Apple wanted full control over advertising rights (if you notice you have never seen an ATT commercial for the iPhone, only an Apple commercial that mentions its on the ATT network) and a larger revenue share, Verizon said no, thus, no deal.
QUOTE Thanks
Aptmunich

 
Aptmunich's Avatar
 
Member Since: Mar 09, 2004
Location: Munich
Posts: 9,075
Aptmunich has a brilliant futureAptmunich has a brilliant futureAptmunich has a brilliant futureAptmunich has a brilliant futureAptmunich has a brilliant futureAptmunich has a brilliant futureAptmunich has a brilliant futureAptmunich has a brilliant futureAptmunich has a brilliant futureAptmunich has a brilliant futureAptmunich has a brilliant future
Mac Specs: Aluminium Macbook 2.4 Ghz 4GB RAM, SSD 24" Samsung Display, iPhone 4, iPad 2

Aptmunich is offline
I actually suspect that Apple are much happier going with AT&T as it simplified the whole first gen rollout for them:

One single hardware platform for europe and north america, one bit of software = lower overall production costs = more profit.

But they had to at least appear to be willing to go with Verizon in order to have some bargaining chips with AT&T. I'd guess Verizon claiming to have turned Apple down might have just been them trying to save face and dampen the iPhone launch hysteria: Them turning down the deal makes the iPhone look bad compared to the awesome phones they're offering.
QUOTE Thanks

Post Reply New Thread Subscribe


« Invisible Shield. | Help! »
Thread Tools

Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts
BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off
Forum Jump

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 02:56 AM.

Powered by vBulletin
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
X

Welcome to Mac-Forums.com

Create your username to jump into the discussion!

New members like you have made this community the ultimate source for your Mac since 2003!


(4 digit year)

Already a member?