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Old 09-09-2010, 05:05 PM
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Default Re: "AT&T, Not Antenna, Is Biggest iPhone Turn-Off"

On 9/9/2010 9:41 AM, Elmo P. Shagnasty wrote:
> In article<4c88e4b8$0$1663$742ec2ed@news.sonic.net>,
> SMS<scharf.steven@geemail.com> wrote:
>
>> "http://www.crn.com/news/client-devices/227400008/at-t-not-antenna-is-biggest-
>> iphone-turn-off-study.htm"

>
> AT&T is in fact the biggest iPhone turnoff in my world.
>
> I've been AT&T-free for a few years now. I smile when they send my junk
> mail ("come back to us!") that I get to throw away, knowing that I'm
> costing them money every time.


Ten or fifteen years ago most people didn't understand that the carrier
you chose could make such a big difference in coverage and quality of
service.

Now there is no shortage of surveys, tests, and studies that clearly
shows that there are in fact big differences. Since nearly everyone now
has a cell phone, there are also a lot more people to ask about coverage
and quality.

Apple's losing market share as Android soars in popularity. Now even
when the iPhone finally arrives at other carriers those that wanted it
will be in two year contracts with their Android device. Verizon's
already announced end-of-life dates for relatively recent handsets as
they launch LTE. Any iPhone for Verizon will be a LTE/CDMA device. Or
Apple could do an LTE/CDMA/GSM handset and really be proactive.


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