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Topic # 64694 20-Jul-2010 17:38
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From Computerworld today:

Computerworld:

Other telcos, such as Telecom, 2degrees and Orcon, have indicated they too will be selling Micro SIMS that can be used in the iPhone 4 and iPad. However, none of these telcos have an official distribution deal with Apple.

Nobody else has got a network that Apple trusts enough to run an iPhone on,” Brislen says.


With respect to Paul, but that's a big spin there... I'd believe it if it was coming from Apple.

I'd bet a reason for other networks to not sell the iPhone is volume. And it's not like the iPhones are locked.

[EDIT Included paragraph to add context]





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  Reply # 354076 20-Jul-2010 17:51
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Did Paul make this comments after a few vino's???

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  Reply # 354089 20-Jul-2010 18:24
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It wouldn't surprise me that Apple are not willing to get on board with XT after their embarrassments earlier this year.

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  Reply # 354091 20-Jul-2010 18:25
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That's pathetic.

Exactly right it has to do with volumes and nothing else.

So glad I switched my iPhone to XT, the only network that I trust to get full 3G coverage everywhere I go.

Plus as you say, it's a moot argument anyway as one can use it on either of the three networks in this country.




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  Reply # 354096 20-Jul-2010 18:34

Heh, exactly as above. We won't need to deal with Vodafone anyway this year, it's being sold outright at many other outlets and most likely Apple online.

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  Reply # 354191 20-Jul-2010 21:16
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Well my Apache CE mobile finally reached it final day, so I was obliged to take a new mobile, I was given a Balckberry, it hit the rubbish tin quick. I bought an iPhone and put my company number on it. Best thing I have done!

Now i am obliged to us Telecom due to the huge commitment (Read package deal in the 10's of millions) we have.

It has been a great experience so far, they have added antennas and systems in our area, and I have escorted several techs on site coverage surveys to ensure that we have full coverage.

Now I hate Telecom with a personal vengeance, but they are performing.

Voda have a deal with apple, it is not because they are the best provider but they do the deal with apple. (okay read kick and pay into that)

My iPhone on XT with telecom performs better than my other phone (seldom used personal phone on Voda) to the extent that areas I never had coverage in have coverage on XT but not Voda.

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  Reply # 354195 20-Jul-2010 21:26
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The only question I have is in what context has the reporter quoted Paul?

Not defending Paul in anyway, even through it is a "quote", I just second guess when it comes to NZ media.

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  Reply # 354199 20-Jul-2010 21:31
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nzbnw: The only question I have is in what context has the reporter quoted Paul?

Not defending Paul in anyway, even through it is a "quote", I just second guess when it comes to NZ media.

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That was the last paragraph. To put a context I will reproduce the one before it as well:

COMPUTERWORLD ARTICLE:

Other telcos, such as Telecom, 2degrees and Orcon, have indicated they too will be selling Micro SIMS that can be used in the iPhone 4 and iPad. However, none of these telcos have an official distribution deal with Apple.

“Nobody else has got a network that Apple trusts enough to run an iPhone on,” Brislen says.






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  Reply # 354201 20-Jul-2010 21:33
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^Spin for sure, with all due respect.

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  Reply # 354204 20-Jul-2010 21:39
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Mmm would be interesting to see Paul's response; however this view seems to be echoed in the form of i'll informed reader comments on sites like NBR unfortunately.

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  Reply # 354208 20-Jul-2010 21:46
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Well when ever an article pops up on NBR or in this case Computer World there seems to be some one who will state Apple doesn't trust XT or similar etc

Usually something like this;

wouldn't trust Telecom to run a bath let alone control the quality of my customers' experiences. Apple is quite right not to let them near the iPhone until Telecom proves it can operate a network reliably.

I see Alcatel is suing Telecom now over its claims that all the blame lay with Alcatel. Now that's a relationship that's going to need counselling.


Usually some one who goes the the letter 'G'.

Just amusing to read peoples insights and misconceptions about the Telco industry in general really.

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