Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 17th Jul 2013 17:08 UTC
Apple "All three major Russian cellcos have stopped selling the iPhone, the most dramatic instance so far in a rising tide of operator backlash against Apple's tough contractual requirements. VimpelCom has severed its ties with the handset provider, following in the footsteps of MTS and MegaFon. VimpelCom says it has put Samsung at the top of its list of smartphones to promote under its BeeLine brand. According to PhoneArena, VimpelCom blamed 'draconian contracts' and 'harsh conditions [...] especially in the marketing department' for its decision to dump the iPhone and sign a new deal with Samsung." Apple's treatment of carriers has long been a sore point, however, carriers didn't have much choice. Now that the iPhone is by far no longer the only big money maker, carriers have more leverage.
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RE[6]: Marketing...
by orfanum on Wed 17th Jul 2013 22:32 UTC in reply to "RE[5]: Marketing..."
orfanum
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2006-06-02

You are still dodging!

So, it's nothing to do with the facts as we know them about Apple's strictures, it's nothing to do with the recent opening of an online Apple store with no mark-up for carriers (as reported by someone else) but it's apparently everything to do with the surmise that Samsung is using tactics that have nothing to do with open market conditions.

I still insist. Evidence, please.

As to that, you can take your faux-mellifluous manner and stick it wherever your limited education allows you to imagine.

Orf.

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