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Reports of Verizon and AT&T scheming to direct buyers away from the iPhone seem to be true. [Special Report]

Siva's Special Report...


Could it be a result of rumors that Apple is showing possible interest in purchasing Sprint?


To me, that's really the only thing that would make sense. Else, why not promote the best-selling and top quality smartphone on the market? If you didn't know, both AT&T as well as Verizon have been accused as of late, of directing people away from the iPhone, with AT&T even having been rumored to be offering extra commission for non-iPhone sales.


Well, I just did some footwork, visiting (undercover) my local AT&T and Verizon dealers. I went in to each store, and just played dumb, asking which of their phones were the best, which were the most feature-rich, which worked the best and which were most cost effective. In both stores, at no point did any sales rep even mention the iPhone! I was shocked. The Droid, the Samsung Galaxy, the Motorola LG; all of those were ones I was eagerly and enthusiastically directed towards. But no mention of the iPhone. Forgive me if it seems I'm being a little defensive, but come on folks!


If I were Apple, I'd have something to say about such a business model. I'll keep you posted if it turns out Apple feels the same way I do, and decides to say something about all this after all...

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Siva Om is an award-winning graphic artist, website designer, journalist, nature enthusiast and tech-geek. He has been actively blogging, writing articles, and designing websites since 2002. A featured writer for several tech-related sites, many of Siva's articles and blogs delve into the technological and sociological changes Apple's innovations are bringing to the world. Siva can be reached at siva@iphonelife.com.