IPhone users, hate AT&T? Apple shares your pain!

Wired.com has a fascinating article on what transpired between AT&T and Apple regarding the iPhone. AT&T comes across as this old, obnoxious, arrogant company struggling to come to terms with modern times. Here are some select quotes…

Apple: No, we are not going to mess up the consumer experience on the iPhone to make your network tenable.
AT&T: We’re going to have to escalate this to senior AT&T executives
Apple: Fine, we’ll escalate it to Steve and see who wins.

AT&T: Let’s resolve these issues together
Apple: No, you resolve them. They’re not our problem. They’re your problem.

Apple: “We’re Apple. We don’t wear suits. We don’t even own suits.” (When an AT&T rep suggested Jobs wear a suit to meet with AT&T’s board!)

Verizon fully capitalized on this. Here’s their ‘Island of misfit toys’ ad. Note how they don’t make the iPhone look bad!

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3 thoughts on “IPhone users, hate AT&T? Apple shares your pain!

  1. …: IPhone users, hate AT&T? Apple shares your pain! http://www.moneycone.com/iphone-users-hate-att-apple-shares-your-pain/

  2. Wow! I remember seeing this advertisement! I thought it was hilarious. Especially since I changed carriers from AT&T to Verizon a long time ago.

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