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    WHAT HAPPENS TO AT&T WHEN THE IPHONE IS ON OTHER CARRIERS

    iF YOU HAVE AN IPHONE ON ATT THET TREAT YOU LIKE GODS AND KINGS. I UNDERSTAND AT&T IS A BUSINESS, BUT THEY SHOULD ALSO LOOK OUT FOR THE CUSTOMERS DEMANDS. THEY TOOK AWAY THE UNLIMTED DATA PLAN WHICH CAUSED ALOT OF PEOPLE TO LEAVE. SINCE YOU HAVE THIS DEAL WITH APPLE YOU HAVE NOT SUPPLIED ANY HIHG END ANDROID DEVICES WHICH IS ANOTHER THING THAT IS NOT RIGHT. HANDS DOWN ANDROID IS BETTER THAN THE IPHONE AND EVERYONE KNOWS BUT AT&T. sO WHEN THE IPHONE DOES GO TO VERIZON AND IT IS HAPPENING THEN I HOPE ATT AS A COMPANY GOES UNDER. WINDOWS MOBILE IS OLD AND OUT DATED 

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    Nov 22, 2010 10:57:12 AM
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    It would be easier to read if you'd turn off the CAPS.

    Most will ignore your post due to the fact that your are screaming for no apparent reason.

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    Nov 22, 2010 11:08:57 AM
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    Of course you would respond because your an iphone user... 

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    Yeah, caps locks is annoying to read.

     

    Why would anybody leave ATT due to the new data plans?  If you already have an unlimited data plan, you don't lose it.  You can keep in indefinitely. 

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    Nov 22, 2010 3:24:25 PM
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    Their data speeds should increase, since all of the iPhone download hogs will think the speed

    will be better on another carrier, a lot will migrate to another carrier, and then complain about

    the data speed on the other carrier.

    This is what will happen

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    Edited by MikeyMike01 on Nov 23, 2010 at 1:04:00 AM

    One of two things will happen when AT&T loses the iPhone:

     

    1. Their phone selection improves out of necessity. 

     

    2. They go out of business.

     

    Either way I'd be thrilled.

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    We all get to read with amusment the whines and complants about poor service and junky carrier on the other forums, only instead of those posts referencing one of the carriers current phones it will have Iphone in the whine.

     

    As far as your question - nothing worth talking about

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    MikeyMike01 wrote:

    One of two things will happen when AT&T loses the iPhone:

     

    1. Their phone selection improves out of necessity. 

     

    2. They go out of business.

     

    Either way I'd be thrilled.


    1. doubt it, has to do with corporate contracts with the phones manufacturer

    2. /rofl ATT go out of business, needed a good laugh for that one

     

    either way suspect you are wrong about 1 and totally wrong about 2

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    Nothing will change.
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    MikeyMike01 wrote:

    One of two things will happen when AT&T loses the iPhone:

     

    1. Their phone selection improves out of necessity. 

     

    2. They go out of business.

     

    Either way I'd be thrilled.


     

    ATT had plenty of business before the iPhone.  What makes you think it will be any different without?

     

    Number 1 is very probable.  Number 2 is so improbably, its pretty funny you even typed it.

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    redpoint73 wrote:

     


    MikeyMike01 wrote:

    One of two things will happen when AT&T loses the iPhone:

     

    1. Their phone selection improves out of necessity. 

     

    2. They go out of business.

     

    Either way I'd be thrilled.


     

    ATT had plenty of business before the iPhone.  What makes you think it will be any different without?

     

    Number 1 is very probable.  Number 2 is so improbably, its pretty funny you even typed it.


    Thought I should join in and share a laugh about this, too... Smiley Wink

     

    AT&T - Going out of business. With over 87 MILLION customers and counting. I don't think so anytime soon.

     

    Either way, your post does not make any sense... If their phone selection improved - wait - wouldn't that make customers want to STAY instead of LEAVE? That's what I would do, and that's how I think of it.

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    Hopefully we finally get some high powered android devices. As you can see one of the at&t employees made a comment on this forum and he has an htc evo.  And if the  i phone does go to verizon, verizon is going to be prepared for the traffic. Thats the big reason and push for lte. Verizon not a stupid company like at&t. And i really wish some one from at&t would read these fourms and see how frustrating it is for non iphone customers.

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    dre2313 wrote:

    Hopefully we finally get some high powered android devices. As you can see one of the at&t employees made a comment on this forum and he has an htc evo.  And if the  i phone does go to verizon, verizon is going to be prepared for the traffic. Thats the big reason and push for lte. Verizon not a stupid company like at&t. And i really wish some one from at&t would read these fourms and see how frustrating it is for non iphone customers.


    Means nothing, back before I had my own business I worked for Chevrolet corporate I drove a Ford Shelby.

     

    ATT does not read these forums officially and the employee's post on their own time. The manufacturer of the phone is the driving force and the contracts they have with other carriers, Apple did not start the use of exclusivtity on devices - was around a long time before Apple even had a germ of the idea of a cell phone.

     

    It is your opinion that verizone wil be ready for the network increase, unless you have access to some statistics that prove their network will fair any better then ATT's will. The only thing that is certain is the verizon forums are going to be almost as amusing as the ATT forums when people claim that verizons offered phones have gotten worse becasue of the almighty iphone, and reading the exact same complaints about serivce that are already over they with the substitution of the iphone as the cause.

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    First off, Android is way more flexible than the iPhone.

     

    Second, AT&T has the fastest network.

     

    Third if the iPhone moves to another network (which won't happen for a long time) that network will then do what AT&T did, a similar 2GB data plan because they won't be able to handle the increased bandwidth.

     

    The reason why AT&T has a fast network is because of the 2GB plan, people don't want to go over. If they still had the unlimited plan you would be mad that the network was slow because of the 100's of people playing HD videos (or any videos) or streaming music.

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    ryannaddy wrote:

     

    Second, AT&T has the fastest network.

     

    The reason why AT&T has a fast network is because of the 2GB plan, people don't want to go over. If they still had the unlimited plan you would be mad that the network was slow because of the 100's of people playing HD videos (or any videos) or streaming music.


    PC Magazine tested ATT to be overall fastest in tests this fall.  Its mostly due to infrastructure improvements.  But this was just an average for the markets they tested.  Which network is the fastest completely depends on your specific location, and ATT is not always the fastest.  Plus, ATT lags behind in secondary markets ( I think the PC Magazine test only included large cities).  And other carriers are already deploying 4G networks.  Verizon is rumored to deploy LTE in 2011, where I haven't heard anything about ATT even getting close to deploying 4G.

     

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    Wild Banchi wrote:

    redpoint73 wrote:

     


    MikeyMike01 wrote:

    One of two things will happen when AT&T loses the iPhone:

     

    1. Their phone selection improves out of necessity. 

     

    2. They go out of business.

     

    Either way I'd be thrilled.


     

    ATT had plenty of business before the iPhone.  What makes you think it will be any different without?

     

    Number 1 is very probable.  Number 2 is so improbably, its pretty funny you even typed it.


    Thought I should join in and share a laugh about this, too... Smiley Wink

     

    AT&T - Going out of business. With over 87 MILLION customers and counting. I don't think so anytime soon.

     

    Either way, your post does not make any sense... If their phone selection improved - wait - wouldn't that make customers want to STAY instead of LEAVE? That's what I would do, and that's how I think of it.


    I also had a good laugh on #2.  AT&T actually now has 93 MILLION wireless customers and only 6.5 MILLION are iPhones

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    I fully recognize that ATT isn't going anywhere.

     

    A guy can dream, can't he?

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    Edited by redpoint73 on Apr 27, 2011 at 11:38:38 AM

    So much for the OPs pipedream that AT&T will go under after the iPhone launches on Verizon.  iPhone goes to Verizon . . . and AT&T reports their best Q1 ever:

    http://www.mobilecrunch.com/2011/04/20/atts-best-quarter-ever-saw-3-6-million-iphones-sold/

     

    And iPhone actually lost ground among recent smartphone acquirers:

    http://www.pcworld.com/article/226339/android_market_share_growth_accelerating_nielsen_finds.html

     

    And interestingly, other smartphones on Verizon are apparently outselling the iPhone:

    http://www.tomsguide.com/us/Google-Android-Apple-iPhone-5-Windows-Phone-7,review-1650-16.html

     

    While it can be argued that some people are waiting for the iPhone 5 to come out, before making the switch, this is hardly the tectonic shift some people were expecting.

     

    Go Android!

     

     

     

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    redpoint73 wrote:

    So much for the OPs pipedream that AT&T will go under after the iPhone launches on Verizon.  iPhone goes to Verizon . . . and AT&T reports their best Q1 ever:

    http://www.mobilecrunch.com/2011/04/20/atts-best-quarter-ever-saw-3-6-million-iphones-sold/

     

    And iPhone actually lost ground among recent smartphone acquirers:

    http://www.pcworld.com/article/226339/android_market_share_growth_accelerating_nielsen_finds.html

     

    And interestingly, other smartphones on Verizon are apparently outselling the iPhone:

    http://www.tomsguide.com/us/Google-Android-Apple-iPhone-5-Windows-Phone-7,review-1650-16.html

     

    While it can be argued that some people are waiting for the iPhone 5 to come out, before making the switch, this is hardly the tectonic shift some people were expecting.

     

    Go Android!

     

     

     


    AT&T will suffer, AT&T's network will improve, AT&T will get a stronger line of phones, AT&T will become Android friendly, Verizon will leave AT&T in it's dust, Verizon's network will get crushed by iPhone........seems like it is one of those rare occasions where JFizDaWiz was right. LOL.

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    sitnsidewayz wrote:

    redpoint73 wrote:

    So much for the OPs pipedream that AT&T will go under after the iPhone launches on Verizon.  iPhone goes to Verizon . . . and AT&T reports their best Q1 ever:

    http://www.mobilecrunch.com/2011/04/20/atts-best-quarter-ever-saw-3-6-million-iphones-sold/

     

    And iPhone actually lost ground among recent smartphone acquirers:

    http://www.pcworld.com/article/226339/android_market_share_growth_accelerating_nielsen_finds.html

     

    And interestingly, other smartphones on Verizon are apparently outselling the iPhone:

    http://www.tomsguide.com/us/Google-Android-Apple-iPhone-5-Windows-Phone-7,review-1650-16.html

     

    While it can be argued that some people are waiting for the iPhone 5 to come out, before making the switch, this is hardly the tectonic shift some people were expecting.

     

    Go Android!

     

     

     


    AT&T will suffer, AT&T's network will improve, AT&T will get a stronger line of phones, AT&T will become Android friendly, Verizon will leave AT&T in it's dust, Verizon's network will get crushed by iPhone........seems like it is one of those rare occasions where JFizDaWiz was right. LOL.


    That's interesting that AT&T has reported their best gain for the first quarter sales for this year - over half of which were iPhone sales. I'm sure they're keeping Apple happy.

     

    The Verizon iPhone is not as popular as some may think - that's probably mainly due to their large selection of Android-based smartphones available. They sure do have a large selection. The iPhone is weak over there. Smiley Wink

     

    sitnsidewayz: Smiley Very Happy

     

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    Wild Banchi wrote:

    The Verizon iPhone is not as popular as some may think - that's probably mainly due to their large selection of Android-based smartphones available. They sure do have a large selection. The iPhone is weak over there. Smiley Wink

     

     


    And getting bigger all the time.  There will be THREE new android phones to pick from in addition to the current selection starting tomorrow including a ruggedized android phone. Smiley Happy Smiley Very Happy

    Probably from mobile, maybe. :)
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    Oh really? What's the name(s)? I wonder if AT&T will get any new Androids aboard anytime soon. Probably not, but you never know. It would be neat to see a couple more roll out. Maybe the mythical Samsung Infuse "4G" will be here soon?

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    Probably from mobile, maybe. :)
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    AT&T could be pushing out as many androids, but, they like to find ways to lock a phone before rolling it out, and that take some time. By then other carriers have four or more releases to our one. Smiley Very Happy
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    Between the announced "coming soon" phones and the rumored phones, I count at least five more android phones that are slated for Verizon in the future.
    Probably from mobile, maybe. :)
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