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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 a freelance writer and blogger. He's covered the latest trends and developments in mobile tech for over a decade. Siva founded iDoc Tech Support computer services in 2002. He has been an avid gamer ever since getting his Atari console in 1977. When not working, Siva enjoys adventuring off the beaten path.