Glad AT&T is doing so well they don't need this Verizon customer...

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Glad AT&T is doing so well they don't need this Verizon customer...

Years ago my wife and I were Verizon customers. When the iPhone came out only on AT&T we became customers and transferred our long-held phone numbers; about 3 years later, when the phone finally arrived on Verizon, we switched back and transferred those same numbers back to Verizon.

 

After having dealt with Verizon again for the last 2.5 years, we’re quite unhappy; compared to AT&T we have far more dropped or marginal calls. Since our Verizon contract is up, we decided to take advantage of the deals on the now-discontinued iPhone 5 and at the same time switch back to AT&T.

 

Imagine our surprise when we went into Wal-Mart (a 90-minute round-trip from our house, BTW) and asked to buy two phones and transfer our numbers. The clerk was quite helpful, set up a new account for us, then had a puzzled look: AT&T’s system wouldn’t transfer our phone numbers!

 

She called AT&T’s dealer line, where (after a 35-minute conversation) the AT&T rep concluded that  they couldn’t transfer the numbers because we didn’t have an active AT&T line! She explained that we were setting up a new account and needed to transfer the numbers over, and until we did so there wouldn’t be an active line! The AT&T rep told her that there was nothing they could do, that we had to have an active line to bring our phone numbers over.

 

We're no longer bound to our Verizon contract and we've had these numbers for about 15 years. We're not about to give them up now!

 

Any AT&T people care to comment, or should we just let Verizon take our money instead?

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The problem the OP had was simple to resolve. Create an account with new numbers, walk into a corporate store or call the porting department and have the numbers moved to the account replacing the others. No need to turn this into a Android/Apple battle. Most consumers dont care and its all preference. It you want simplicity, straightforwardness and stability go with Apple... Just be aware they are very proprietary. If you want larger screens and personalization go with Android, also with expandable storage.
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Why would the newer 5C be cheaper than the old 5? Nothing about this post makes much sense, as having 3 phones in such a narrow price range would do little except cannibalize the sales of their higher end models. Market share is not that important to Apple, especially so long as their phones continue to be wildly profitable.

 


Linkgx1 wrote:

Yeah, Apple has done some weird things lately. I think the 5C was smart and stupid at the same time. My only issue was the 5 being dropped. Would have been cool if the 5 was $99, 5C $50, 4S $0 and 5S $199. They could have really increased market share. But...THEY...are thinking of money like a company should.

 

But I think marketshare is more important at this point.




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Apple introduces a new product - their stock dips.

 

Apple announces their quarterly earnings, which include another wildly profitable quarter that doesn't quite mean analysts' (unreasonable) expectations - their stock dips.

 

Stock analysts are prone to the worst kind of group-think. It almost seems like they try to attribute some kind of dramatic narrative to the behavior of stock prices, especially with respect to product announcements and earning reports.

 


neo979 wrote:

wingrider01 wrote:

21stNow wrote:

Apple is replacing the iPhone 5 with the iPhone 5C.  The following is copied from the Apple announcement on 9/10/13:

 

10:22 am: "In the past, when we introduced a new iPhone, we lowered the price of the old iPhone. This year, we're not going to do that."

10:22 am: "This year, we're going to replace the iPhone 5."

 

This meets my definition of "discontinued".


Supposedly the iphone 5 will continue to be available, they are not reducing the price as they have done in the past. The 5S and 5C have been met with a meeeh in the financial world - for the first time Apple shares dropped in price almost immediately after the presentation began at 10 a.m., and shortly after it ended was off nearly $11 to $495.36, a loss of over 2%.The stock dipped further as investors had time to digest the news, losing $13.79, or 2.72%, to trade at $492.38.But the stock wound up gaining some ground to close at $494.64, still down $11.53, or 2.28%. that is almost 35 Billion dollars, the market analyst's are calling it the IPhlop. Historicly Apple stock has gone up after the announcment of a new Apple device until public opinion goes back to normal




 

I'm sorry but every word of this is baloney.

 

Apple stock ALWAYS dips slightly after announcements because investors are crazy and even a flying car wouldn't live up to their expectations. This is absolutely not the first time this has happened.

 

The iPhone 5 is indeed discontinued and replaced by the 5C.

 

Apple sold a record 9 million phones after they announced the 5S and 5C. People calling it the "iPhlop" are just Samsheep and other Android fanboys looking for an excuse to bash Apple.




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BadBadLeroyBrown wrote:

Apple introduces a new product - their stock dips.

 

Apple announces their quarterly earnings, which include another wildly profitable quarter that doesn't quite mean analysts' (unreasonable) expectations - their stock dips.

 

Stock analysts are prone to the worst kind of group-think. It almost seems like they try to attribute some kind of dramatic narrative to the behavior of stock prices, especially with respect to product announcements and earning reports.

 

 

It dropped substnacially enough to execute the buy order that I had pending, which was substancially lower then what the stock was selling for prior to the annoucement/release

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The excessive drop most likely has to do with what every smartphone manufacturer is struggling with: saturation. Until recently all carriers or only offered 2 year contracts yet manufacturers put out phones yearly, it was bound to catch up.
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aGuyWhoKnows wrote:
The excessive drop most likely has to do with what every smartphone manufacturer is struggling with: saturation. Until recently all carriers or only offered 2 year contracts yet manufacturers put out phones yearly, it was bound to catch up.

huh, your comment makes no sense at all

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You're telling me the fact that everyone who wants a smartphone now has a smartphone and more than likely on a 2 year contract that when a manufacturer puts out phones yearly that that has nothing to do with this scenario?
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aGuyWhoKnows wrote:
You're telling me the fact that everyone who wants a smartphone now has a smartphone and more than likely on a 2 year contract that when a manufacturer puts out phones yearly that that has nothing to do with this scenario?

given the statistics of the world growth population - yes. Have twin daughters that don;t have a smartphone yet, but they want one. Not every one in the world wants the latest and greatest toy year in year out, that is just a entitled attitude.

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I did not say they do. My point is market saturation.
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wingrider01 wrote:

aGuyWhoKnows wrote:
You're telling me the fact that everyone who wants a smartphone now has a smartphone and more than likely on a 2 year contract that when a manufacturer puts out phones yearly that that has nothing to do with this scenario?

given the statistics of the world growth population - yes. Have twin daughters that don;t have a smartphone yet, but they want one. Not every one in the world wants the latest and greatest toy year in year out, that is just a entitled attitude.


I don't think that it's an entitled attitude if one is willing to pay for it.  Then again, you threw a dart at me personally, so I'm sure that my opinion is biased.

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Wing, to make up for you're twin daughters there is plenty of people, actually a high percentage, that carry more than one device. I am one of them.

21st, are you referring to me?
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Sorry, read that wrong
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aGuyWhoKnows wrote:
Wing, to make up for you're twin daughters there is plenty of people, actually a high percentage, that carry more than one device. I am one of them.

21st, are you referring to me?

No, I was addressing Wingrider's comment.

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Caught that after. It has come to my attention that wing is a 10+ year customer of Sprint...

Why is it you are all over the att forums? Genuinely curious
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Wing has an account with ATT and Sprint (Verizon too I think) naturally, so he knows his stuff! Smiley Happy
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