Rumors are starting to float around the internet that AT&T and Apple are going to offer pre-paid service plans for the iPhone. This move all but ensures that the iPhone will be a huge success… For Apple at least.
My guess is that a pre-paid service option was probably demanded by Apple from day one and I wonder if this was one of the deal breakers that kept Apple and Verizon from inking a deal? Carriers usually hold all of the cards when it comes to releasing new hardware, however, if this rumor is true, Apple clearly stacked the deck in their favor.
If the price of the iPhone with a pre-paid option is kept reasonable I’d be willing to bet that the iPhone becomes the fastest selling smartphone ever in North America.
Interesting post title but I think that you are dead on. With a pre-paid option Apple will pick up iPhone customers that won’t see the device as new smartphone, but, the next generation iPod that they can make calls from if they choose to buy minutes.
Does this site ever do anything other than copy info from BGR? I’m through wasting my time here. It’s like a one day delay copy from BGR….
Ouch! I think that this website focuses on more BlackBerry information for us people obsessed with Blackberrys, while BGR talks about everything that is electronic. Sometimes they throw in things like information about the iPhone bc it will be a major competetor of the BlackBerry. I like this website and they are good about citing from where they got their information.
As I think about it, RIMarkable is more of an opinion site or editorial of sorts than it is a breaking news site. If someone breaks a story that interests me I may write about it and give you my take trying my best to credit the original source.
BGR, along with many other sites break news that I like to give my opinions on and no matter if you think that is unoriginal or not, it’s what I do.
I guess that we are back down to 17 readers.
hey i just read on crackberry that the I phone will be out june 11th anyone know about this? I love bbs but if the price right I would play with an i for awhile i love a good gadget.
Well if it’s an opinion site…. be original. It just seems to be an echo of other sites not just BGR. Just voicing my opinion, ymmv. 🙂
First, brilliant analysis, Robb. Being able to purchase the iPhone without contract does indeed open up a whole new market for Apple. Teens that can’t do the credit check to get a contract…those who primarily want the iPhone for it’s multimedia capabilities with the phone as a side feature…and those who just want to try it out and not be locked into a contract.
As for the criticism of “Originality”…I find your analysis to be very original, Robb. I think you comment on news that is indeed found on other sites…there’s only so much BB news to go around on any given day. But your insights are very interesting.
I find it amusing to read those who criticize a site given the price of admission: namely, free. This plus the fact that this is the web, and one can easily navigate away from the site if you don’t like it, and of course, you don’t have to come in the first place. It’s not like you are paying money, or have to read the site even if you don’t want to. Then I could understand some snarky criticism. But to just be critical when you are doing this blog essentially as a labor of love is inappropriate.
I have two questions for Originality.
1. Other than the fact that Rimarkable’s opinion is based on the news presumably broke on BGR that the iPhone will have pre-paid service plans, what about his opinion do you feel is scraped from other sites?
2. If you were done wasting your time on this site after your first comment, how is it that you have another comment 4 hours later?
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Or alternitivley use your mam…
How dare you swear on this website! I am only 23 and seeing such language has shocked and enducated not just em but also my cuddly teddy collection too! Winnie the Pooh is not happy! Also im leavng now to tend to some rather ill feild mice thta need a damn good seeing to! Good Night!
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I pity the fool that come on this shit website. I pity the fool!
Do you live in a cave?
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