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iPhone to roam free?

October 22nd, 2009 Leave a comment Go to comments

There’s a post on MacWorld’s iPhone Central that indicates AT&T is going to lose iPhone exclusivity.  If that turns out to be true, then most likely this means T-Mobile will get the iPhone sometime in late 2010/early 2011.  Given that Verizon has screwed the pooch by releasing the Droid commercial, I highly doubt that Jobs will permit his baby to graze on that network.  Plus, it would be a royal pain to get the Jesusphone to work on CDMA anyways.  No, it would seem that the easiest way for Apple to expand the customer base would be to allow both AT&T and T-Mobile to sell their baby.

If that should come to pass, it would be interesting to see how many net adds T-Mobile gains vs. jumpers from AT&T.  I’d especially be interested in seeing how many folks would be willing to jump from AT&T to T-Mobile with their existing iPhone.  That would be a pretty damning indictment of AT&T’s network.

Of course, this probably also means that Verizon will not be getting an iTablet next year either.  I can’t imagine Jobs would be willing to let his new baby play on a network that was abusive towards his old baby.

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