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Everyone Predicts Apple Phone To Hit Tomorrow

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Why only Cingular?


Jan 9, 2007, 11:57 AM
Why does this have to be only on Cingular? Their service bites in my area. I've had excellent reception with Sprint, plus, I get 25% off my bill AND a bunch of free goodies.

This bites.

I guess I'll wait and hope hope it'll jump over to Sprint within the year.

Jan 9, 2007, 12:44 PM
And it's announced. Not which carrier, but it's there.

Jan 10, 2007, 10:31 AM
Forget about Sprint. Sprint operates on an entirely incompatible network.

The other potentially compatible major U.S. network for an unlocked iPhone would be T-Mobile USA. However, Apple signed a multi-year agreement with Cingular making Cingular the exclusive carrier in the U.S. for the time being.

Although I am not currently tied to a service agreement, as long as iPhones require Cingular service, I won't be getting one.

Jan 10, 2007, 8:16 PM
Well, they could do what Palm did, when they came out with the 700. They had a 6 month exclusive agreement with Verizon, I think it was on the 700W. Everyone thought that was it, but a few months later, they launched the 700P on Sprint.

Apple could always launch a different designed phone, or something with different features, on different networks. Personally, I'd like one with keys. Not that I don't like the multi-touch, but, I'd like it less expensive.

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