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Old 12-27-2009, 05:36 PM   #1
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Default iPhone no longer available in NYC?

According to a post on Mashable, AT&T will no longer sell iPhone in NYC.

The Consumerist confirms this odd report.

The reason is congestion in NYC. Odd, but I guess it makes sense.

   
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Well, I think that's quite odd indeed. I guess this is good news for Verizon's Droid??

   
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Maybe that will encourage Apple to make the iPhone available on other networks.

   
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Maybe that will encourage Apple to make the iPhone available on other networks.
Maybe.

Apple claims that poor AT&T service in NYC is the problem. Today’s NY Times has three double-truck ads from AT&T bragging about its 3G coverage and speed in NYC.

One of them is wrong. If this is indeed the issue.

   
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Well, I think that's quite odd indeed. I guess this is good news for Verizon's Droid??
Dunno. We don’t have Verizon up here, but my NYC friends generally bitch about its service and support. So I dunno.

   
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Maybe that will encourage Apple to make the iPhone available on other networks.
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.

   
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Maybe that will encourage Apple to make the iPhone available on other networks.
That would certainly be a Good Thing out here.

   
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Apple claims that poor AT&T service in NYC is the problem. Today’s NY Times has three double-truck ads from AT&T bragging about its 3G coverage and speed in NYC.

One of them is wrong. If this is indeed the issue.
LOL - one of them is wrong, indeed!

   
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Dunno. We don’t have Verizon up here, but my NYC friends generally bitch about its service and support. So I dunno.
I wish that Sprint had better coverage here. I've heard their sound is clear as a bell where the reception is decent. I would love to ditch Verizon and go to Working Assets, but Sprint is their cell service provider and it's just not good enough (yet) in our local area.

Unfortunately Verizon has the best coverage here but their service leaves a great deal to be desired. As does AT&T's ... we have AT&T for our business "hard lines" but use Sprint for the house phone. My friends who have AT&T cell service here aren't thrilled, but then Verizon isn't much better. My objection to AT&T is the customer service. I really don't want to ditch crummy Verizon customer service for equally crummy AT&T service and wind up with poorer reception to boot. Frustrating!

   
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Sounds as if the industry as a whole takes customers for granted. Figures — even though there is technically some competition, it is a seller’s market.

We have AT&T land lines here, and it is good enough — but we rarely need service. When I had their DSL I tore my hair out several times a month. Now I have Optimum OnLine (cable) and rarely even think about problems.

I am thinking about getting a cell phone, but the complexities have me stymied.

   
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