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Postby Tom4 » Tue Jul 03, 2007 12:43 am

Chris G wrote:.

Tom4,
Kinda funny, considering your avatar..


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Postby Sugarcubes Forever » Tue Jul 03, 2007 8:54 am

Working Assets statement against the iPhone:

On Friday June 29, Apple will release the iPhone, with 3 million units available -- seemingly more than enough to match the endless hype. However, if you want to purchase one, you'll be stuck using it on AT&T. It doesn't matter that the iPhone could work on other networks -- Apple refuses to let that happen.

The iPhone uses technology (known as GSM) that should allow it to work on other wireless networks, including overseas. But Apple has configured the iPhone so you're forced to use it on AT&T. An iPhone purchased in the U.S. will only work on the AT&T network, regardless of what SIM card is placed in it -- it cannot be taken to another GSM network such as T-Mobile.

So, if you're interested in an iPhone but are turned off by AT&T's corporate policies -- such as turning consumers' information over to the National Security Agency without warrants, their efforts to wipe out net neutrality, or the close-to-100% Republican giving of their new chairman -- you're out of luck.


I think Working Assets has a point.

When my current Verizon contract expires I won't be renewing it. From now on I'm purchasing my phones and going month to month. As long owning an iPhone requires a contract written in blood, I want no part of it.

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Postby Jake » Tue Jul 03, 2007 11:07 am

Lots of new phones start out with an exclusive deal with one provider. Then after a year (or so) they open it up to others. AT&T sucks balls. Patience.

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Postby Chris G » Tue Jul 03, 2007 11:20 am

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And to try to paint Apple as some kind of pawn of Republican financiers is kind of ridiculous too, I mean Al Gore sits on Apple's Board of Directors.




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Postby Little Timmy » Tue Jul 03, 2007 11:40 am

I'm not sure what the hell Working Assets is sqawking about. Their network is CDMA (Sprint). You couldn't "unlock" a current-generation iPhone to work on a CDMA network if you wanted to.

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Postby Little Timmy » Tue Jul 03, 2007 1:00 pm

Tom4 wrote:
I'm gonna wait for this thing to come to Verizon and get a little cheaper.


Apart from the two-year exclusive deal Apple has with AT&T, you might not see Verizon hopping on the iPhone bandwagon. Sour grapes, perhaps, but Verizon apparently didn't like the way Apple wanted to do bidnezz.

http://www.usatoday.com/tech/news/2007-01-28-verizon-iphone_x.htm

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Postby trainwreck2 » Mon Jul 09, 2007 11:26 am

more chicanery but this shouldve been anticipated considering Apples track record
http://redtape.msnbc.com/2007/07/why-was-iphones.html

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Postby Chris G » Mon Jul 09, 2007 12:05 pm

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trainwreck2 wrote:more chicanery but this shouldve been anticipated considering Apples track record
http://redtape.msnbc.com/2007/07/why-was-iphones.html


MSNBC wrote:This pricey, and apparently inevitable, aftercharge never made it into any of the voluminous news stories written and filmed about the iPhone prior to its launch on June 29. Why not?

That's actually BS, I read all about this at least weeks before the launch.


Of course, MSNBC was also one of the few places to whole-sale bash the iPhone in their review as well. Consider your news source: MicroSoft

MSNBC = MSN + NBC
MicroSoft Network + National Broadcasting Company

Now they wouldn't be bias, would they?

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Postby Jake » Mon Jul 09, 2007 11:43 pm

Hacked.

DVD Jon claims to activate iPhone without ATT... No phone, but you still can use the Wi-Fi, web, email, etc.

iPhone Development Project did it too. This is great news for people who don't want to give their money to AT&T.

And it's 100% legal.

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Postby Chris G » Tue Jul 10, 2007 3:41 am

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Jake wrote:Hacked...



Yes, um, but isn't the operative phrase, "No phone" ?



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