Linked by Thom Holwerda on Fri 22nd Mar 2013 11:08 UTC
Apple "European Union regulators are examining the contracts Apple strikes with cellphone carriers that sell its iPhone for possible antitrust violations after several carriers complained that the deals throttled competition." Well paint me red and call me a girl scout.
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RE[6]: big sigh
by jared_wilkes on Sat 23rd Mar 2013 00:20 UTC in reply to "RE[5]: big sigh"
jared_wilkes
Member since:
2011-04-25

Yes, that is the quote, and I think you are projecting your own meaning on it. When the carrier rep says "that is not the case" I do not presume that he's referring to differences in contracts when he clearly hasn't seen the other contracts to speak of. I think it means: we are not dissatisfied and feel that Apple is acting in a monopolistic fashion.

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RE[7]: big sigh
by oskeladden on Sat 23rd Mar 2013 00:29 in reply to "RE[6]: big sigh"
oskeladden Member since:
2009-08-05

I'm baffled. The article says:

"The issues do not appear to apply to carriers in the United States"

I genuinely do not understand how you can read that to mean:

"small carriers in the US are in the same situation"

Anyway, you can have the last word.

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RE[8]: big sigh
by jared_wilkes on Sat 23rd Mar 2013 00:33 in reply to "RE[7]: big sigh"
jared_wilkes Member since:
2011-04-25

I'm baffled as well. I don't think the situation is the same: US carriers are content and don't think anything illegal is occurring whereas a couple of French carriers are complaining.

To you "issues" means "differences in contracts" -- to me, "issues" means small carriers complaining.

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