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U.S. Cellular declined iPhone due to ‘unacceptable’ terms

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By Charles Starrett

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Published: Friday, November 4, 2011
News Categories: iPhone

Speaking during the company’s third-quarter earnings conference call, U.S. Cellular CEO Mary Dillion revealed that the company had been offered the iPhone and turned Apple down. According to FierceWireless, U.S. Cellular was offered the opportunity to carry the iPhone, but said that Apple’s terms were “unacceptable from a risk and profitability standpoint.” She added that potential strain on the company’s network was not a factor in the decision, and that the carrier remains open to offering the iPhone in the future. U.S. Cellular owns and operates the sixth-largest wireless network in the U.S., and serve roughly 6.1 million customers spread across 26 states.

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Yea i have U.S cellular actually and I’ve been waiting just waiting for them to add iPhones and now that i know they turned Apple down that just pisses me off to the point were i just want to drop them and switch to Verizon or something that carries iPhones.

Posted by shane anderson on November 5, 2011 at 5:39 PM (PDT)

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I dropped USCellular to get an AT&T iphone about 3 years ago - coverage is spotty in Northern WI on the handful of weekends that I travel there, but overall I’ve never regretted the change (despite a higher bill).

Posted by DJ Renton on November 8, 2011 at 7:04 AM (PDT)

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