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They want iPhones, but aren't buying them (WSJ)
Posted by: samintx
Date: November 12, 2008 05:58PM
[blogs.wsj.com]

interesting demographics...and iPhones ARE selling but.....
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Re: They want iPhones, but aren't buying them (WSJ)
Posted by: vision63
Date: November 12, 2008 07:02PM
If Apple owned the cell network, they'd be rich like an oil company.
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Re: They want iPhones, but aren't buying them (WSJ)
Posted by: comaplate
Date: November 12, 2008 07:38PM
Lose the $60/month plan and/or the ATT requirement, and they'd sell more.
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Re: They want iPhones, but aren't buying them (WSJ)
Posted by: deckeda
Date: November 12, 2008 08:02PM
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from the WJS piece
“reflects an interest amongst some consumers for the iPhone, based on surrounding buzz, etc., but the eventual realization that, for many subscribers, getting the iPhone would mean switching carriers.”

It's easy for me to discount the potential necessity of switching to another carrier as being a sticking point for many people. That's because I've already chosen AT&T as my carrier even though I don't have an iPhone.

So my conclusion is different. To me, what makes iPhone truly different is indeed the buzz surrounding it. That draws the interest. The roadblock is the realization that you can't get a $40 or whatever plan for it, and I speculate THAT's what most people would be migrating from.

Nothing against the iPhone or even the plan costs necessarily, but it's not just "a phone" and so it and the plans are priced accordingly. That turns away the masses who aren't used to smartphones etc.
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Re: They want iPhones, but aren't buying them (WSJ)
Posted by: incognegro
Date: November 12, 2008 10:32PM
i'm ready to dump Verizon for AT&T, but the initial outlay for activation + phones is keeping me where i'm at for the moment.

i wish they'd waive those fees for someone changing carriers...



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Re: They want iPhones, but aren't buying them (WSJ)
Posted by: sekker
Date: November 12, 2008 11:24PM
It's still an expensive phone.

The RAZR is no more / month than a cheap Nokia phone.

The data plan cost is preventing me from getting one for my wife.
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Re: They want iPhones, but aren't buying them (WSJ)
Posted by: jdc
Date: November 13, 2008 12:38AM
you think thats bad, try being a current customer with time life on your contract

its $100 more for the phone + transfer fee = about $450 to start...



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Re: They want iPhones, but aren't buying them (WSJ)
Posted by: Silencio
Date: November 13, 2008 12:48AM
Yet the iPhone is still the #1 selling handset in America. So what's the problem here?
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Re: They want iPhones, but aren't buying them (WSJ)
Posted by: guitarist
Date: November 13, 2008 03:02AM
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you think thats bad, try being a current customer with time life on your contract

What does it mean to have "time life" on your contract?
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Re: They want iPhones, but aren't buying them (WSJ)
Posted by: jdc
Date: November 13, 2008 09:41AM
sorry -- "time left"



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