Scary Times for AT&T?

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Scary Times for AT&T?

Talk of serious Apple discussions regarding the iPhone running on Verizon Wireless should and will scare the dickens out of AT&T. IMHO the new Ma Bell needs to do anything and everything to keep exclusivity of this device. Especially in light of recent earnings.

Oh, and here is an interesting thought -- remember I mentioned AT&T may have to embrace Skype if it loses its lock on the iPhone? Well, the time to start embracing Skype may be today as Verizon Wireless already allows Skype use on its network regardless of device.

Imagine the appeal of the iPhone on a superior wireless network with not only faster access but better coverage and as a kicker, the ability to use VoIP when there is no WiFi. Then again, Verizon may have to pay so much money to have access to the iPhone that they may change their policy about VoIP calls as well.

See Also:

ZDnet, Larry Dignan
GigaOm, Om Malik
VoIP Watch, Andy Abramson


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