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Four More Regionals to Offer iPhone Starting April 20

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Apr 5, 2012, 9:00 AM
US Cellular?

It surprises me that US Cellular has said no when these other, smaller regional carriers are deciding to sell the Iphone (w/ a discount too)

Apr 5, 2012, 11:57 AM
USCC said no because Apple was asking for FAR too much per unit.

In retrospect, USCC also sells the Galaxy S2, Electrify, Hero S, and now the Aviator...do they really need the iPhone?

Apr 5, 2012, 12:02 PM
Even if you and I don't want or own an iPhone, doesn't mean its not important for them to offer it. So, yes they do need to offer it. At what cost is another question.
T Bone

Apr 5, 2012, 12:23 PM
It is NOT important for them to offer it....especially if doing so will result in a net loss.

Look, I get so sick of this attitude that the iPhone is the be all end all of phones, it isn't, nothing is....the iPhone is just one more smartphone among many...despite what its more fanatical followers might think, it is not actually a plastic Jesus.

Apr 5, 2012, 1:20 PM
%100 completely agree with you.

Also to note...every Apple product that launches ALWAYS has a major issue of some sort at launch. USCC probably wouldn't even push the iPhone through the insane amount of testing their devices go through.

Apr 5, 2012, 4:33 PM
Just a few points I want to make:

1. Is the Iphone being overpriced? Yes...Is it worth it for a carrier to get it...I think so..Remember, Verizon originally did not get it and regretted that decision. All of the major 4 (except T-Mo, who now badly wants it but needs it in its 3g/4G frequency) has it, and as you know, some regional carriers now. It is so hard for me to believe that USCC is so smart, while the other carriers are so stupid, as if the other carriers did not weigh out the pros and cons too...When more and more decide that it is feasible for them, despite the huge cost, it makes me question US Cellular's stance.

2. Is the Iphone the greatest phone ever? That is very debatable. But what is not debatable is that it is wi...

Apr 5, 2012, 4:49 PM
How is "Is the Iphone the greatest phone ever" even something that can be debated?

It cant be. It is based on personal oppinion.

Don't want to base it on personal oppinion? Go by stats - based on stats it is not even CLOSE to the best phone ever.

Don't want to base it on stats? base it on customizability. Obviously, it comes in Dead last in that category.

This is not a debate anybody can win. The phone was made so that a baby could use it, that's why people like it so much, the general population is not technically inclined, they like big bright pictures and shiny things.

Apr 7, 2012, 4:21 PM
My question is why would they spend all that money for a 3G phone? By the time they recoup that investment, it would be 2-3 years down the road. These small regional carriers must somehow be risking a loss for a long time to have that phone or are going to rely on roaming revenue from AT&T or another big carrier to help keep them in business.

I rather see them put all that money they would have to give to Apple, and launch and expand their 4G network and give me a good 4g phone first.

Apr 10, 2012, 9:31 AM
Don't be so closed minded. I'm technically inclined...more than most, I still love and use my iPhone. It's the best phone for ME. I don't think it's the best phone for everyone, but it IS the best phone for me. There are apps that are not available on Android that I use on my iPhone. Unfortunately, developers will often build for iOS first and then move to Android after.

Don't think that just because someone prefers the iPhone, they are not technically inclined. You are putting Android in a box that way.

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