AT&T Seeking to Extend iPhone Exclusivity in U.S.
According to sources cited by the Wall Street Journal, AT&T is currently in talks with Apple to extend its exclusive distribution deal for the iPhone. People 'familiar with the matter,' AT&T's deal is set to expire in 2010, and the company is hoping to push the deal at least to 2011. That would give it an additional year as the only U.S. carrier to offer the iPhone. AT&T is also seeking to recharge sales by revamping some of the marketing around its bundled services. It believes its wireless services should take priority over its landline services when it comes to bundling TV and Internet packages.
Dish Seeking Cash for Possible T-Mobile Deal
Dish Networks is discussing loans of $10 to $15 billion with banks, reports the Wall Street Journal, which it would use to finance a merger with or acquisition of T-Mobile. Dish and T-Mobile are believed to be holding merger talks, though a deal is not imminent.
FCC and Justice Dept. Likely to Approve AT&T-DirecTV Deal
The FCC and Department of Justice are wrapping up their review of AT&T's proposed $49 billion acquisition of DirecTV and don't have any real concerns, according to people familiar with the matter. The agencies may still impose conditions on the deal, but aren't likely to block it, says the Wall Street Journal.
Apple Extends iPhone Upgrade Program to Online Sales
Apple is now offering consumers the option to select its iPhone Upgrade Program when purchasing an iPhone via the Apple web site. Apple first rolled out the program last year with the debut of the iPhone 6s and 6s Plus.
AT&T Extends Free iPhone 7 Trade-In Deal to All Customers
AT&T today expanded the availability of its iPhone trade-in program to all customers. Initially, AT&T said only its DirecTV and U-Verse customers could score a free iPhone 7 ($695 in bill credits) when trading in an iPhone 6, 6 Plus, 6s, or 6s Plus.
Have you not heard of the Pre?
Bring Iphone to Verizon!!!
any agree? Iphone on Verizon Network.
2010 has been long enough!
Better on at&t than vzw...
T Mobster said:...
I'm going to play devil's advocate and say that if the iphone stays with ONE carrier, I'd rather the iphone stay on at&t rather than vzw...the price of the iphone is not as bad as it used to be but if i would pay "i
Iphone=smartphone (at least as far as UI is concerned)
Verizon does nothing to change smartphone UI.
Windows Mobile Devices
Apple would fall into that category, not into the catego...
Oh, and stop spreading your filth on tmonews as well, thank...
ralph de la vega needs to go and randall needs to bring back stan!
Why do you say this? Ralph is repeatedly praised in the industry as a game-changer and a revolutionary. He pretty much orchestra...