AT&T Has a 5 Year Lock on iPhone

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bosox097

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it does say that verizon has a response to the iPhone and that it will be coming out in late summer, so it should be interesting to see what they come up with.
 

ColsTiger

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I think the agreement was that Apple couldn't make a CDMA version for five years. That locks out Sprint and Verizon, but might leave the door open for T-Mobile down the road.
 

bosox097

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Really? I heard it wasn't available in the US.
well that might be true actually. im not sure if its available in the us, but i know it has been released. it just kind of sounded like verizon was coming out with something completely new. but im not sure.
 

emailking

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sony is in no posistion to be even trying to design a phone after the huge hole they fell through with the PS3.
They didn't fall into any hole with the PS3. The PS3 is best console of this (gaming) generation. It just doesn't have that many good games right now, because it's still new. Did you know the PS3 sold more consoles in the first 3 months than the 360 did in its first 3 months? Remember the PS2 started off exactly like this with all the same criticism, and it dominated last generation (and still does dominate the gaming market). It's expensive because of how much it can do. But note that many consider it the best blu-ray player, which also happens to be the cheapest blu-ray player at the moment. Once blu-ray dics become more and more common the PS3 will sell better.

I would definitely buy a Sony phone if it used Verizon. I'd love to buy the iPhone, but they're robbing you blind on this contract nonsense, and I can't even get decent Cingular reception where I am.
 

bosox097

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I would definitely buy a Sony phone if it used Verizon. I'd love to buy the iPhone, but they're robbing you blind on this contract nonsense, and I can't even get decent Cingular reception where I am.
thats the same position im in. ive got verizon and would like to get an iPhone, but im only 16 and my whole family and all my friends have verizon too, so theres really no point in switching to AT&T. plus, the cost of the whole thing just really isn't worth it to me.
 

hunt577

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They didn't fall into any hole with the PS3. The PS3 is best console of this (gaming) generation. It just doesn't have that many good games right now, because it's still new. Did you know the PS3 sold more consoles in the first 3 months than the 360 did in its first 3 months? Remember the PS2 started off exactly like this with all the same criticism, and it dominated last generation (and still does dominate the gaming market). It's expensive because of how much it can do. But note that many consider it the best blu-ray player, which also happens to be the cheapest blu-ray player at the moment. Once blu-ray dics become more and more common the PS3 will sell better.

I would definitely buy a Sony phone if it used Verizon. I'd love to buy the iPhone, but they're robbing you blind on this contract nonsense, and I can't even get decent Cingular reception where I am.
I'm sure Verizon will make you sign a new 2 year as well. There is no escaping contracts. Also, I don't think everyone with the version 1 iPhones are necessarily stuck in a contract. I think if a better iPhone comes out in a year, they will just require us to extend our contracts another 2 years from that date. I doubt the price will be any higher for those currently in iPhone contracts.
 

emailking

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Well verizon would also be robbing you blind, but I'd feel much better about it since I can actually get reception with verizon. :)
 

mjeagent

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I guarantee you that the new iPhone will come out exactly two years from now so that we all have to sign brand new 2 year agreements. Then the third new iPhone will come out 1 year after that (just in time for the 5 year agreement) and will force us all to sign another long term agreement.