Thursday, October 8, 2009

Pogue can’t wait to use Skype on his iPhone

And he sounds almost gleeful about how much money AT&T is going to lose because of this. What is going on with our loyal pundits these days? Have they all lost their minds?

So Pogue posts a piece raving about AT&T’s decision to allow VOIP apps on their 3G network. Before this you could only use apps like Skype on WiFi. What this means is that now you can make free calls over the 3G network and not use up your AT&T minutes. Great for customers. Not so great for AT&T.


Can you imagine the effect this will have on AT&T’s international-cellphone revenue? It’s about to go from, you know, $2 a minuteā€”to practically zero.

And, as Pogue points out, all this new traffic is probably going to crush AT&T’s network.

Wednesday, October 7, 2009

Verizon attack video


Tuesday, July 14, 2009

Wall Street guy says we’ve made AT&T our bitch

See Paczkowski’s take on this, where he agrees with the Wall Street guy who says we’ve done to the wireless carrier industry what we did to the music industry — namely, gained the upper hand and torn their customers away from them and into our camp. Frankly, I think these analysts and reporters all have way too much time on their hands. Honestly, how do they think this stuff up? It’s just nuts. All we want to do is make the best phone we can. And deliver the best experience to the customer. We have a terrific relationship with AT&T. We think they’re great. Not really. But you know what I mean.