June 21, 2024
U.S. Cellular Turned Down iPhone Due to 'Unacceptable' Terms

U.S. Cellular Turned Down iPhone Due to 'Unacceptable' Terms

Posted November 4, 2011 at 7:28pm by iClarified
U.S. Cellular says it turned down the opportunity to carry the iPhone due to 'unacceptable' terms, according to Fierce Wireless.

CEO Mary Dillon said carrying the Apple device didn't make economical sense on the company's third-quarter earnings conference call.

Dillon said that the carrier had the opportunity to sell the iPhone but that Apple's "terms were unacceptable from a risk and profitability standpoint." Dillon added that the potential strain on the company's network was not a factor in the decision, and that U.S. Cellular remains open to carrying the iPhone in the future.


Apple's subsidy fees are said to be way higher than those demanded by other manufacturers. For example, Sprint is paying an iPhone subsidy that is 40% higher than it pays other mobile device manufacturers.

Read More


U.S. Cellular Turned Down iPhone Due to 'Unacceptable' Terms
Add Comment
Would you like to be notified when someone replies or adds a new comment?
Yes (All Threads)
Yes (This Thread Only)
No
iClarified Icon
Notifications
Would you like to be notified when we post a new Apple news article or tutorial?
Yes
No
Comments (2)
You must login or register to add a comment...
Rob D
Rob D - November 4, 2011 at 7:59pm
You get what you pay for. Low subsidies, crap phones!
DJ Slapp4
DJ Slapp4 - November 4, 2011 at 7:50pm
Well they're missing out on lots of money then
Recent. Read the latest Apple News.
RECENT
Tutorials. Help is here.
TUTORIALS
Where to Download macOS Monterey
Where to Download macOS Ventura
AppleTV Firmware Download Locations
Where To Download iPad Firmware Files From
Where To Download iPhone Firmware Files From
Deals. Save on Apple devices and accessories.
DEALS