U.S. Cellular to iPhone: Thanks, but no thanks

iPhone | Wednesday November 2 2011 12:41 PM | Comments (0) Tags: , ,

U.S. Cellular to iPhone: Thanks, but no thanks

Apparently, U.S. Cellular could keep its hands off the iPhone .

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Josh Miller/CNET)

Just over a year after enthusiastically telling CNET that U.S. Cellular wanted the iPhone , the carrier’s CEO has changed her mind.

During the company’s third-quarter earnings call today, Mary Dillon said that U.S. Cellular considered adding the iPhone to its lineup, but that Apple ‘s “terms were unacceptable from a risk and profitability standpoint.” Dillon didn’t offer specifics, Fierce Wireless reported, but she added that the potential strain on the carrier’s data network was not a factor.

Though U.S. Cellular’s decision may come as surprising following the arrival of the iPhone 4S at both Sprint and regional carrier C Spire (formerly Cellular South), Apple has been able to draft carrier agreements that put it in a far … [Read more]

U.S. Cellular to iPhone: Thanks, but no thanks

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