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    Default Phone companies lose $400 for each iPhone sold



    It's proving to be a lousy business model for phone companies, and is raising red flags on Wall Street. "Can Apple continue to roll through industry after industry, soak up all the profits, and leave everything it touches as a smoking wreckage?" one analyst asked in the Los Angeles Times. "They've done it with music and handsets, and now they're doing it to the carriers."
    http://now.msn.com/money/0220-apple-iphone-profit.aspx

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    Default Re: Phone companies lose $400 for each iPhone sold

    I hate my iPhone and I hate AT&T! I'm thinking about getting a Windows phone. Anyone have a Windows phone? Do you like it or hate it; if so, why?
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    Default Re: Phone companies lose $400 for each iPhone sold

    I started with a iPhone Gen 2, then the 3G, then I switched to the Samsung Galaxy 2 (andriod) and hated it.. when back to the iPhone 4 not to long after...
    AT&T is great in the area I am in.. never had issues.. been with them since they were Pac Bell where I live.. which was almost 13 years ago...

    I still have my 4G, but I have been wanting the new 4Gs.. but knowing that another new model will be out soon I didn't do it yet...

    My buddy has the HTC windows phone and he hates the thing.... and he wasn't coming from a iphone either.. he was a andriod person... I think he ended up selling it and using his old andriod phone..

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    Default Re: Phone companies lose $400 for each iPhone sold

    If you believe this I have swamp land in Niels back yard to sell you. Kendalls cost $105 to manufacture and thats a proven factr. These little phones cost less.

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    Default Re: Phone companies lose $400 for each iPhone sold

    Quote Originally Posted by Drdeath View Post
    If you believe this I have swamp land in Niels back yard to sell you. Kendalls cost $105 to manufacture and thats a proven factr. These little phones cost less.
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    Default Re: Phone companies lose $400 for each iPhone sold

    Quote Originally Posted by Solara2xb View Post
    I started with a iPhone Gen 2, then the 3G, then I switched to the Samsung Galaxy 2 (andriod) and hated it.. when back to the iPhone 4 not to long after...
    AT&T is great in the area I am in.. never had issues.. been with them since they were Pac Bell where I live.. which was almost 13 years ago...

    I still have my 4G, but I have been wanting the new 4Gs.. but knowing that another new model will be out soon I didn't do it yet...

    My buddy has the HTC windows phone and he hates the thing.... and he wasn't coming from a iphone either.. he was a andriod person... I think he ended up selling it and using his old andriod phone..
    It is not 4G its just an iPhone 4 there is a huge difference.

    On the windows phone, when I got my LG Dare 3 and a half years ago a windows phone cost 800 dollars with a contract...

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    Default Re: Phone companies lose $400 for each iPhone sold

    Thats a bunch of crap, these Iphones are made in China and they probably cost about 10.00 bucks to make, I dont believe it for a sec.

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    Default Re: Phone companies lose $400 for each iPhone sold

    Quote Originally Posted by alan1476 View Post
    Thats a bunch of crap, these Iphones are made in China and they probably cost about 10.00 bucks to make, I dont believe it for a sec.
    Doesn't matter how much it costs to make, apple will overprice everything...

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    Default Re: Phone companies lose $400 for each iPhone sold

    Quote Originally Posted by PoLoMoTo View Post
    It is not 4G its just an iPhone 4 there is a huge difference.

    On the windows phone, when I got my LG Dare 3 and a half years ago a windows phone cost 800 dollars with a contract...
    When I said 4G I didn't mean it as the speed.. I just meant the generation of the phone..

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    Default Re: Phone companies lose $400 for each iPhone sold

    Just making sure because there is a huge difference

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