DroidForums.net is the original Verizon Android Forum! Registered Users do not see these ads. Please Register - It's Free!
Results 1 to 6 of 6

Thread: Apple is looking to be a mobile wireless provider?

  1. Droid Ninja
    armeddroid's Avatar
    Member #
    26261
    Join Date
    Jan 2010
    Location
    Traffic Capital
    Posts
    1,655
    Liked
    48 times
    Twitter
    chinoali
    Phone
    Tbolt, Rezound & Nexus 7
    #1

    Apple is looking to be a mobile wireless provider?

    So it seems Apple is becoming quite bold by doing this. They def have the money but can they do it?

    http://m.bgr.com/2012/05/01/apple-mobile-carrier/
  2.  
     
     
     
  3. Droid Sensei
    tgyberg's Avatar
    Member #
    16974
    Join Date
    Dec 2009
    Location
    Minneapolis, Minnesota
    Posts
    3,751
    Liked
    712 times
    Phone
    D1/DX/DB/Nex/Note2
    #2
    I'm sure that will be a barrel of expensive locked down fun!
  4. Droid Ninja
    armeddroid's Avatar
    Member #
    26261
    Join Date
    Jan 2010
    Location
    Traffic Capital
    Posts
    1,655
    Liked
    48 times
    Twitter
    chinoali
    Phone
    Tbolt, Rezound & Nexus 7
    #3
    Lol right? I mean, can they pull it off? I know they have the money. What would the benefit be vs another carrier?
  5. Banned
    bens42608's Avatar
    Member #
    167879
    Join Date
    Feb 2011
    Posts
    443
    Liked
    24 times
    Phone
    DROID Bionic
    #4
    Why doesn't Google just buy Verizon n give us all ice cream sandwiches

    Sent from my DROID BIONIC using DroidForums
  6. Droid Ninja
    armeddroid's Avatar
    Member #
    26261
    Join Date
    Jan 2010
    Location
    Traffic Capital
    Posts
    1,655
    Liked
    48 times
    Twitter
    chinoali
    Phone
    Tbolt, Rezound & Nexus 7
    #5
    Really! They got the money too! Why not?
  7. Droid Ninja
    MissionImprobable's Avatar
    Member #
    221238
    Join Date
    Sep 2011
    Posts
    1,901
    Liked
    263 times
    Phone
    Droid 2
    #6
    Google's money is nothing like Apple's. Anyway, the only hope for this is if Apple's patented networking system mentioned in the article is some kind of system that uses minimal infrastructure at a very low cost point. Unless they offer unlimited data, odds are they aren't going to pull away VZ customers who are grandfathered in or Sprint/T Mobile users who like bang for their buck, and unless they can offer amazing amounts of coverage they aren't going to pull in serious business consumers who need their network to be available anywhere, anytime.

    I have no doubt that there will be some kind of research put into this beforehand, but as I don't recall Jobs mentioning anything of this sort before his death I can only assume that this is the brainchild of some new higher ups who think they know the way. Apple does well, Jobs is removed, Apple goes to the brink of destruction; is someone looking to make this round two? Based on currently available data there just doesn't seem to be anything intelligent about this move, but time will tell.

    Edit: the other question is will the be an iPhone only network? Certainly would cut down on the number of reps you need when everyone coming in is looking to get a Model T in black.
    What is best in life? "To crush your enemies, to see them driven before you, and to hear the lamentations of their women."

Links

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  

Similar Threads

  1. Transfer contacts from android to BB, same wireless provider...
    By jepavek in forum Droid X General Discussions
    Replies: 3
    Last Post: 08-26-2011, 07:24 AM
  2. mobile hotspot and wireless router
    By Farmer36 in forum Samsung Fascinate
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 04-02-2011, 04:48 AM
  3. Will This *Apple* Wireless Bathroom Speaker Work With My Droid?
    By phaze3131 in forum Android Accessories
    Replies: 4
    Last Post: 03-09-2011, 08:07 PM
  4. Mobile AIM Wireless Software for Droid?
    By jstephens9 in forum Android General Discussions
    Replies: 10
    Last Post: 11-29-2009, 11:16 AM
Find us on Google+