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Top message:  US CELLULAR CEO SAYS "NO" TO IPHONE 4 or 4S by carthian   Nov 3, 2011, 1:04 AM

Replying to:  Re: US CELLULAR CEO SAYS "NO" TO IPHONE 4 or 4S by geoslay53   Nov 6, 2011, 12:16 AM


by yourvoiceofreason    Nov 6, 2011, 9:52 AM

You say that people are wining about US Cellular not getting the Iphone. However, your post by far has the greatest amount of emotion of any on this thread..

When I read your post and see that "half" of the Iphones are returned, and that people are saying "Its worth getting because it is cool!", it is clear that you are exaggerating the truth and exaggerating people's take on this subject.

The reason why some are questioning US Cellular's decision is that the Iphone overall has been a big help to the carriers that have gotten it, and it is such a high demand for it. Why do you think that Verizon was quick to jump on the opportunity when it first turned down the Iphone? Because "half" of the Iphones were returned? smh.

In the posts that I had in this thread, I said that I do not have any input regarding US Cellular's financials, but am just wondering about its direction, especially when turning down by far the most popular phone. If US Cellular truly can not afford it, then there is nothing that can be done. But I and others raised the question of how C Spire can afford it if US Cellular can't. Perhaps, C Spire is doing a gamble, but as I said in another post, it can be said that US Cellular going on its current course is also a gamble (perhaps a bigger one). One of the struggles US Cellular has is that there is a perception that it does not have the good devices. Turning down the Iphone doesn't help in that perception. Not having it, when now even more competitors have it, does not help with sales.

Now when US Cellular customers (or potential) start "wining" about not getting the Iphone, at a time when national and now some regional carriers are getting it too, I wonder if you will also call them silly.

What would help US Cellular in this case is if it had some new great Android devices, that people can clearly see rival the Iphone (or are better). Because US Cellular could say, "we have such and such phone, for which there is also a high demand, and has such and such features..etc" But unlike T-Mobile and Verizon (pre Iphone days), US Cellular does not have other devices that make people excited. (Not saying it is not trying to get devices, or that it is not better than in the past. But generally, it does not have the top devices until months past, if at all) Having some of these devices would help US Cellular do better in selling against the Iphone. However, that may not be possible either, thus raising the question of why it turned down the Iphone.

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