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said by en103:You may have a point about AT&T discouraging iPhone sales since their agreement with Apple has high subsidization costs. They have been heavily marketing Android lately with better deals to get users away from Apple.
Admit it AT&T - you don't want customer's to purchase iPhones as the profit is very low, and since many still will purchase them, this is your recourse on how to recoup any cost, and bring it up to the profit model of your other devices.
And since Skype and other FaceTime-like apps are allowed, this may just be one more way to get users to NOT buy iPhones.
Three words... follow the money.
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said by cnn:»money.cnn.com/2012/04/24/technol···ndex.htm
Meanwhile, disappointing iPhone sales proved to be a strangely good thing for both Verizon and AT&T's bottom lines. Since Apple forces carriers to pay the highest up front subsidies in the smartphone business, selling fewer iPhones helps boost cell phone companies' profit margins.
I can video call all day on Google Talk or Skype with my Photon... I think they are trying to find ways to get customers to buy something else... Apple is making the investors nervous now. Never a good thing.