Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 8th May 2012 17:55 UTC
PDAs, Cellphones, Wireless This is fun. The number one iOS carrier duking it out with the company behind the world's most popular smartphone operating system. Last month, Google's lead for the Android Open Source Project, Jean-Baptiste Queru, more or less blamed carriers (see comments) for Android's upgrade woes. Yesterday, AT&T's CEO Randall Stephenson retaliated, blaming Google for the delays. And yes, Google already responded to that, too.
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zima
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2005-07-06

in the US [...] a mobile phone isn't much of an option these days, it's become more of a necessity

The US has one of the lower mobile phone penetration rates in the developed world - closer to many developing places, and behind some ( http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mobile_phone_penetration_rate ).

So portraying to somebody (quite likely from a place with greater adoption of mobiles) the situation like you did is perhaps somewhat pretentious ...especially since some other posters, in this very thread, point out the existence of decent US MVNOs and prepaid carriers (which seem to be ignored, go wonder)

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