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.
Thread beginning with comment 567334
To view parent comment, click here.
To read all comments associated with this story, please click here.
RE[8]: Marketing...
by orfanum on Thu 18th Jul 2013 10:03 UTC in reply to "RE[7]: Marketing..."
orfanum
Member since:
2006-06-02

I am not entirely sure whom you are addressing but in case it's me: I think if you go over my comments on this forum, I on the whole speak as I know and find.

In terms of Apple and Samsung, I think my second-highest number of votes up was won in relation to a comment praising how Apple manages to pull of the trick of 'engineering desire' for its products. I think you will also find that I have provided information that is not in Samsung's favour at all.

Also, I am rarely so assertive, and hardly ever use expletives or similar words. Someone has to post something really senseless for me to react in this way. I am not happy about that but I also can't hide that I am really very annoyed in this instance.

Thanks, Orf.

Reply Parent Score: 2