US iPhone to Join the Civilized World with Multi-Carriers?
One of the great things about living Down Under is we have a choice of three carriers for our iPhones. Well, rumors are gathering that the US may finally join the civilized world once Apple’s initial exclusive agreement with AT&T ends in 2010. Without a doubt, multiple carriers give Apple greater sales of the iPhone. So, although it’s happy enough with its deal with AT&T, you can bet that behind closed Apple doors, it can’t wait to get the iPhone onto other carriers in the US.
And to that end, USA Today speculates that Apple is in talks with Verizon. As US Today says, a lot of Verizon’s 80 million customers would never go over to AT&T, so there’s a lot of iPhone sales opportunities for Apple just waiting over at Verizon.
AT&T, unsurprisingly, are keen to maintain and extend their exclusive agreement for as long as possible, but with the success of the iPhone in other multi-carrier markets, Apple would be keen to bring Verizon on board ASAP.