Dec 15, 2013
Wireless carriers used to rule smartphone suppliers. In 2007, Steve Jobs upended such rules. Why can't the carriers accept the change and enjoy the revenues the iPhone generates for them? and why do tech journalists encourage their whining?
Until about two weeks ago, it seemed that our major wireless carriers had given up whining about the unjust subsidies imposed by a certain overly-confident (they said) handset maker. I hoped that their silence on the topic meant that they had finally realized that the extra revenue (ARPU) generated by these smartphones more than made up for the "subsidy burden", for the exorbitant amounts of money that (they thought) ended up in the wrong coffers.
Then, I saw this headline:
"REVEALED: How YOU PAY extra for IPHONES - even if you DON'T HAVE ONE"