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Old 12-28-2009, 11:58 AM   #11
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I'm no marketer by any stretch of the imagination, but I find it peculiar that in its "home"--and presumably biggest--market, the iPhone is restricted to a single carrier. Here in Canada, after getting a very late start, the iPhone is now available on all 3 (or 4) of the biggest carriers. I suppose the Canadian market is so small that Apple needs all the potential buyers to make it worth their while.
Or that Canadian laws don't permit restricting customers to just the one carrier?

   
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It is back on sale now - online. http://www.engadget.com/2009/12/28/o...new-york-city/

Over here it is being marketed by 3 carriers and is also easily available "unlocked". But is still expensive when compared to Android & the latest Win mobiles. Word is that it is too bandwidth hungry so the providers do not want to sell it at less than a premuim price.

I'm very happy with my Android phone...

   
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Or that Canadian laws don't permit restricting customers to just the one carrier?
I dunno, but I kinda doubt it--at least, I've never heard anything to that effect, but I could be wrong. The iPhone started out here with only one carrier (Rogers), simply because they were the only one with a 3G network. Now they've all got 3G and they all sell iPhones.

   
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