Class Action Lawsuit Over iPhone Exclusivity Certified
They should sued Apple to get the Unlock codes
AT&T or Apple should supply the subsidy unlock codes for customers that either paid full price or completed their contracts.
AT&T is absolutely selfish and greedy.
T-Mobile gives o...
Will some one please...
You guys are going to regret getting your wish.
T-Mobiles feeble network does the iPhone no justice, and because T-Mobile customers always complain how expensive everyone else is, I doubt very seriously they would pay the $599 or $699 price either.
Verizon will have the iPhone 4 in January, let's see if it will be unlocked so people could take it to the Sprint Network.
Please explain to me, in what bizzaro world, does a JANUARY launch of a device that will sell MILLIONS of phones make sense?
How come there are no suits over the Motorola Droid?
1) Carrier exclusivity is nothing new.
2) ETF's are nothing new.
Not saying I like either one of them.
Again, this will come down to the apps and media content more than hardware.
Still a retarded lawsuit. But most likely this is why.
The same is not possible for iPhone.
Because they have no other choices... right?
AT&T and Apple never hid the fact that the iPhone was locked onto AT&T, They never hinted in any way that the iPhone could be used, for any reason on any other carrier and the general population knew this.
Signing a new contract with another carrier, or going pre-paid has always meant you get a new phone from that other carrier, or you buy a phone compatible with that network. Common knowledge of this fact alone disallows any mis-understandings about the iPhone's exclusivity.
Unlocked phones have always been a special breed of phones you purchase without a su...
But I honestly think that a good portion of this lawsuit is because of the app store. It was the first one that really pushed the concept of paid apps, so peopl...
Answer me this question:
"Name one other GSM handset for which a legal SIM-unlock code can NEVER be obtained at ANY price for ANY reason."
If your response requires...
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how is this different...
People 'could' actually unlock an iPhone and use it on T-Mobile or another mom-pop (C...
from every other At&t or T-mobile phone that isn't unlocked by the manufacturer? I don't get why the iphone is being singled out...
The difference is that the iPhone is the only GSM handset in the USA...
Since iOS is only on one carrier, the customers with hundreds invested in apps would have to "...
This is the same as...
I just hope
Let Verizon deal with the temporary gains and long-term losses of carrying the device.
Then again, what with Verizon's recent bashing of the iphone 4's various technical flaws and their heavy investment in the Android OS, I doubt they'll want it, either.
Apple will blame AT&T for network issues and AT&T will blame Apple for reception issues.
While both have legitimate points, the ultimate loser in the end will be AT&T. Apple will have to offer up their product to other carriers, and AT&T will experience churn.
Perception becomes reality and the reality is that iphone users want their "Perfect" phone on a more perfect network. Regardless of what deficiencies are tagged with either brand.
EVERY iPhone owner I've spoken to in the NYC area has sworn they'll jump ship the day the iPhone comes out on Verizon. They're that di...
Main reason for this lawsuit is..
Outside of the USA, the iPhone is not a carrier exclusive device.
Verizon, and Sprint might be left out of the iPhone sales, but since T-Mobile is GSM/HSPA+ carrier just like AT&T, it would only be logical for Apple to allow T-Mobile to sell the iPhone too.
The argument about T-Mobile have AWS spectrum vs AT&T's Cellular 850/ PCS 1900 spectrum is getting old. AWS 1700 has been out since 2006, and if Motorola, Samsung, HTC, RIM, and other GSM/CDMA OEMs can make phones with the AWS 1700 band that T-Mobile, and even CDMA/EvDO dual band 1700/1900 phones for MetroPCS, then so can Apple.
The argument about T-Mobile have AWS spectrum vs AT&T's Cellular 850/ PCS 1900 spectrum is getting old. AWS 1700 has been out since 2006, and if Motorola, Samsung, HTC, RIM, and other GSM/CDMA OEMs can make pho
let them keep it
idiotPhones make the ATT network looks bad!
ATT network is not the problem, it' the idiotPhone that keep dropping calls! (my opinion)
Question of the day:
Has anyone on the AT&T sales floor or in AT&T customer care talked to a customer who is planning on suing because they can't use their iPhone elsewhere? (and I'm not talking about the 1,000+ "Imma get me a lawyer" threats we get every day either lol)
He was one of the first people to jump on this bandwagon ONLY because he wants the payout. He found out he was eligible, he bought the original iPhone 2 weeks after it came out and has been using the newe...
Dumb dumb dumb.
re some cash.
The lawsuit IS dumb.
But it's more about their apps and itunes content than anything else.
thinking for a sec....
Now why would this case have merit? (just throwing these out there)
1) A single phone manufacturer will not, and refuses, to make a phone for other networks.
2) It increases the cost of other manufacturers who have to catch up.
3) Consumers are only given one network choice.
4) Software was locked to one device and is not portable.
5) Limits entry into market by anyone new
6) The suit has to be 'allowed' in court otherwise it would infringe on the right to free speech
7) Benchmarked again...
Sick of AT&T already
I'm runnin out whats left of my contract with AT&T and then I'm done with it.
Something has to change...
The apps you buy only add to that but it is not the main issue. If the phone ...
Another lawsuit, more money to the attorneys...