Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 11th Jan 2011 16:45 UTC
PDAs, Cellphones, Wireless While everybody outside of the US has been able to mix and match iPhone and wireless operator, the iPhone was still tied to a single carrier in the US. Today, Verizon and Apple announced the much-hyped Verizon iPhone 4. While the rest of the world collectively yawns, this is good news for American consumers, since there will be more competition, and thus, more choice. Edit: Eh, the other way around. First choice, then competition.
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RE: Over hyped
by hankheathen on Tue 11th Jan 2011 23:46 UTC in reply to "Over hyped"
hankheathen
Member since:
2009-05-13

"If you love iOS then this gives you choice between 2 monopolistic service providers."

Er...

"You keep using that word. I do not think it means what you think it means."
- Inigo Montoya

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RE[2]: Over hyped
by woegjiub on Tue 11th Jan 2011 23:51 in reply to "RE: Over hyped"
woegjiub Member since:
2008-11-25

I think he meant that the two carriers have monopolistic tendencies.
They are not monopolies, especially as sprint exists as well, but damn it if they are not trying to be.

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RE[3]: Over hyped
by hankheathen on Wed 12th Jan 2011 00:41 in reply to "RE[2]: Over hyped"
hankheathen Member since:
2009-05-13

Haha - yeah, I know what he/she meant ;-)

I think most companies, regardless of size or industry, or current market share within said industry, would jump at the opportunity to be in a "monopolistic position."

It just seemed a little disingenuous to even bother using the term "monopolistic tendencies" - you might as well say "two large companies who each independently would love to dominate the industry they compete in".

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