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[9]: Marketing...
by BushLin on Thu 18th Jul 2013 10:14 UTC in reply to "RE[8]: Marketing..."
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I didn't say bribery, maybe what was offered was just too good terms... I'm open minded.

The reason I run from your interrogation is because I didn't come here for an argument, I came to debate the topic in hand in a reasonable fashion in order to unwind after work... not to defend things I didn't say or frankly don't even care that much about. Technical matters can be absolute, political matters made away from the public are naturally a bit more open for speculation.

You didn't just ask for evidence (although I'm not looking to prove anything) you did at least bring some of your own views on the actual topic finally but if you must insist on me soul searching might I suggest you stop drowning in your own smugness and supposed superiority when, as you say, you don't know me.

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