over in the "Alaska Communications Also Offering the iPhone April 20" discussion:
I wonder how they were able to get a better subsidy price than other carriers? On average, it costs a cell phone company about $400 to find a new customer...the subsidy on the iPhone is $450, making it cheaper to find a new customer than pay the subsidy. I wonder if they are taking the extra $50 hit, and if Apple allowed them to do this? They are usually pretty strict about making sure their product is the same price everywhere...
over in the "AT&T to Unlock Off-Contract iPhones" discussion:
I used to be AT&T
I ended my contract in good standing, I have an iphone 4, locked to AT&T gathering dust. I call customer service they tell me I have to have an existing AT&T number to get the unlock code... explanation on their policy blah blah my trying to explain what I read in this article gets met with met with a mixture of ignorance and attitude. I don't want to fight with At&T CS anymore.
There is a problem from what I am understanding about this article and what AT&T customer service reps are being told.
Kinda knew it was too good to be true. Any AT&T reps out there that know what they are doing, could you please email me? I need to speak to someone with intelligence, I know there are one or two of you out there. firstname.lastname@example.org
over in the "nTelos to Sell iPhone for $50 Less than Other Carriers" discussion:
I swear Sprint sells their network to anybody that's willing to use it. It's the same plan essentially $80 for unlimited text and data and 600 minutes but the phone is $50 cheaper and uses the same network as Sprint? what is wrong with this picture? I wonder if this counts as part of the committment that Sprint would sell X amount of iphones in 5 years?
over in the "Apple, HTC, LG, RIM, Samsung Targeted by Patent Suit" discussion:
This whole patent thing has gone way WAY out of porportion lately. It seems there needs to be a major gap in the patenting process that needs to be closed up to keep upstarts from hanging onto an idea drawn on a napkin in the hopes they can sue Apple or whoever when they come up with the same idea all on their own.
over in the "Failed AT&T Deal Paved Way for T-Mobile's LTE Play" discussion:
hopefully , this will help T-Mobile in the short run. I know that it's a six year roaming agreement as well. Let's see if they can compete now, but part of me knows that they will be sold one day and one less of the big boys will be around.