U.S. Cellular Refused To Carry The iPhone Due To Apple’s “Unacceptable” Terms

News | Thursday November 3 2011 8:40 AM | Comments (0) Tags: , , , , , ,

in the United States, U.S. cellular refused to carry the
due to Apple ‘s terms which the company found economically infeasible. This piece of information comes from U.S. cellular’s CEO Mary Dillon, while she was speaking at the company’s third quarter earnings conference call.
Dillon said that the carrier had the opportunity to sell the iPhone but that Apple ‘s “terms were unacceptable from a risk and profitability standpoint.” Dillon added that the potential strain on the company’s network was not a factor in the decision, and that U.S. Cellular remains open to carrying the iPhone in the future.
Sprint on the other hand chose to take the risks associated with carrying the iPhone and agreed to Apple ‘s terms and conditions. An excerpt from a
Sprint has committed to buy at least 30.5 million iPhones, even though it would likely lose money on the deal until 2014, according to people familiar with the matter.
U.S. Cellular is the second “regional” carrier with which
was in talks with to carry the iPhone . The first was C Spire, which
.
Would availability of the iPhone on “regional” carriers make you move away from the top three carriers?

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