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  1. #1
    4phun
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    Apple opening to all operators in all markets on iPhone?
    Fri, 07/25/2008 - 06:00 — Andy Space

    Apple may offer the iPhone in all international markets, liberalizing
    its distribution of the device to include all carriers, a report
    suggests this morning.

    Bloomberg is reporting statements to this effect made by the CEO of
    Singapore mobile phone carrier, MobileOne. Company boss Neil
    Montefiore told media: "I think, before the end of the year we will
    be'' carrying the phones in our stores. It will become available in
    all markets, with all operators.''

    Now, this could simply mean Apple will be offering the device in all
    international markets by the end of the year through operators it has
    already reached a deal with, or could signal a newly liberal approach.

    If the latter, then it's interesting this news emerges as an earlier
    report explains Orange will join O2 in offering the iPhone in the UK
    before the end of the year. Could these two matters be connected?

    Singapore Telecommunications in May it won rights to distribute iPhone
    in Singapore, though a release date hasn't yet been confirmed. StarHub
    Ltd., also expects to offer the device this year.


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    That would mean even Larry could have an iPhone on Alltel.

    No wait Alltel is now Verizon and Jobs will never let the iPhone be on
    Verizon's network as long as he lives.
    Yeah I know the CEO of Verison wants him dead.

    Sorry Larry.



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    Re: Apple opening to all operators in all markets on iPhone?

    On Jul 25, 11:32*am, 4phun <[email protected]> wrote:
    > Apple opening to all operators in all markets on iPhone?


    What beats me is why the Apple Stores have signs that say "no iPhones
    today" when I bought a gym iPod for my wife today and saw they had a
    cupboard full of phones.



  3. #3
    Ron
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    Re: Apple opening to all operators in all markets on iPhone?

    On Fri, 25 Jul 2008 09:49:13 -0700 (PDT), [email protected] wrote:

    >On Jul 25, 11:32*am, 4phun <[email protected]> wrote:
    >> Apple opening to all operators in all markets on iPhone?

    >
    >What beats me is why the Apple Stores have signs that say "no iPhones
    >today" when I bought a gym iPod for my wife today and saw they had a
    >cupboard full of phones.



    Not just Empty Boxes for Display?



  4. #4
    News
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    Re: Apple opening to all operators in all markets on iPhone?



    4phun wrote:

    > Many businesses are buying 500 to several thousand
    > at a time for key employees.
    > It is a cheap way to keep them happy in tough times.
    >


    Any executive mesmerized by a shiny object deserves a job at the zoo --
    in a cage.



  5. #5
    4phun
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    Re: Apple opening to all operators in all markets on iPhone?

    On Jul 25, 2:41*pm, News <[email protected]> wrote:
    > 4phun wrote:
    > > Many businesses are buying 500 to several thousand
    > > at a time for key employees.
    > > It is a cheap way to keep them happy in tough times.

    >
    > Any executive mesmerized by a shiny object deserves a job at the zoo --
    > in a cage.


    Stop making derogatory references to your commander and chief.



  6. #6
    News
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    Re: Apple opening to all operators in all markets on iPhone?



    4phun wrote:
    > On Jul 25, 2:41 pm, News <[email protected]> wrote:
    >
    >>4phun wrote:
    >>
    >>>Many businesses are buying 500 to several thousand
    >>>at a time for key employees.
    >>>It is a cheap way to keep them happy in tough times.

    >>
    >>Any executive mesmerized by a shiny object deserves a job at the zoo --
    >>in a cage.

    >
    >
    > Stop making derogatory references to your commander and chief.



    Right. The others, too.



  7. #7
    W4CSC
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    Re: Apple opening to all operators in all markets on iPhone?

    On Jul 25, 2:31*pm, [email protected] wrote:
    > On Jul 25, 1:50*pm, Ron <[email protected]> wrote:
    >
    > > >What beats me is why the Apple Stores have signs that say "no iPhones
    > > >today" when I bought a gym iPod for my wife today and saw they had a
    > > >cupboard full of phones.

    >
    > > Not just Empty Boxes for Display?

    >
    > Doubt it, they were shrinkwrapped boxes in a locked cabinet (not
    > windowed doors, wooden doors) behind the counter. If they were for
    > display, why not display them?


    This is a very old retailing trick used to keep prices and demand
    artificially high by the drooling masses for a period of time.

    It's call a "hold back".....

    Smart Car USA is doing it now. There are no Smart Cars available from
    dealers in the USA.




  8. #8
    The Bob
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    Re: Apple opening to all operators in all markets on iPhone?

    4phun <[email protected]> amazed us all with the following in
    news:[email protected]m:

    > On Jul 25, 1:50*pm, Ron <[email protected]> wrote:
    >> On Fri, 25 Jul 2008 09:49:13 -0700 (PDT), [email protected] wrote:
    >> >On Jul 25, 11:32*am, 4phun <[email protected]> wrote:
    >> >> Apple opening to all operators in all markets on iPhone?

    >>
    >> >What beats me is why the Apple Stores have signs that say "no iPhones
    >> >today" when I bought a gym iPod for my wife today and saw they had a
    >> >cupboard full of phones.

    >>
    >> Not just Empty Boxes for Display?

    >
    > Some one bid $600 on am empty iPhone box on Ebay.
    >
    > The ones you saw were probably already sold. Many businesses are
    > buying 500 to several thousand at a time for key employees.
    > It is a cheap way to keep them happy in tough times.
    >
    >


    Specifcally which businesses?



  9. #9
    Jorge W. Arbusto, Prezidentchul Candydate
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    Re: Apple opening to all operators in all markets on iPhone?

    News wrote:
    > 4phun wrote:
    >
    >> Many businesses are buying 500 to several thousand
    >> at a time for key employees.
    >> It is a cheap way to keep them happy in tough times.
    >>

    >
    > Any executive mesmerized by a shiny object deserves a job at the zoo
    > -- in a cage.


    My company said no to iPhones....





  10. #10
    Jorge W. Arbusto, Prezidentchul Candydate
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    Re: Apple opening to all operators in all markets on iPhone?

    W4CSC wrote:
    > On Jul 25, 2:31 pm, [email protected] wrote:
    >> On Jul 25, 1:50 pm, Ron <[email protected]> wrote:
    >>
    >>>> What beats me is why the Apple Stores have signs that say "no
    >>>> iPhones today" when I bought a gym iPod for my wife today and saw
    >>>> they had a cupboard full of phones.

    >>
    >>> Not just Empty Boxes for Display?

    >>
    >> Doubt it, they were shrinkwrapped boxes in a locked cabinet (not
    >> windowed doors, wooden doors) behind the counter. If they were for
    >> display, why not display them?

    >
    > This is a very old retailing trick used to keep prices and demand
    > artificially high by the drooling masses for a period of time.
    >
    > It's call a "hold back".....
    >
    > Smart Car USA is doing it now. There are no Smart Cars available from
    > dealers in the USA.


    Someone actually wants to buy a Smart Car???





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