Massive AT&T hate

posted by Jeff | Monday, June 8, 2009, 11:26 PM | comments: 4

The Intertubes are awash with declarations of hate and loathing toward AT&T following the new iPhone announcement. Some of the hate stems from the lack of support for two new features, MMS (late summer) and tethering (maybe never). Even more hate comes from the fact that people are pissed they can't just upgrade to the new phone because they haven't had enough time on their current AT&T contract to fully subsidize the older phone they have. That means shelling out $500+ to "upgrade."

There's a part of me that secretly hopes that the exclusivity really ends next month. It has never been confirmed as far as I can tell, only reports of "people familiar with the situation" and execs from AT&T saying they "like their arrangement." The fact that they weren't mentioned by name in the keynote today makes me hope that by some chance they did not get a renewed exclusivity contract, and we'll be surprised in a few weeks.

Either way, my two years is up at the end of the month, so I could upgrade without additional cost if I wanted to. Truthfully, I'm in no hurry. I'll hang out for awhile and see if by some miracle other carriers get their hands on the phone.



June 9, 2009, 4:53 AM #

I'm hoping the rumors of an iPhone coming to Verizon come true. I like my new Samsung Alias 2 and iPod Touch, but it would be nice to combine the two.


June 9, 2009, 9:16 AM #

FYI, Jeff, my guess is PKIDelirium had the same problem I *almost* did...i.e. a LONG delay between pressing the 'Send Comment' button, and the Comment being posted, increasing the urge to press the button again (unnecessarily) creating a double-post.

Something to look at for sure if you weren't aware of it already (as someone who's building a blog app).


June 9, 2009, 11:06 AM #

I just have to disable the button.


June 10, 2009, 2:23 AM #

Whoops, sorry about that. Yeah, it sat for like 30 seconds apparently not doing anything at all, so I hit it again thinking it had failed.

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