Those wanting the Motorola iTunes phone, think again…

Nothing wrong with the phone. But people that have been battling the Verizon Bluetooth scenario will love this one. Both Sprint and Verizon have said no to Motorola’s iTune phone. Reason being? Plans are in the works for downloadable music on air. Why make available phone service that people can transfer their legal music onto their phones when you can charge them via downloads?
Obviously no one cares what the consumer wants, judging by the carriers trying to beat this dead horse some more.
Engadget < YahooBusinessWire

  • Can’t Motrola offer a phone that is completely compatible with Verizon and Sprint service but which has iTune capabilities. Can’t the consumer and Motorala just do an end run around the carriers?

  • Can’t Motrola offer a phone that is completely compatible with Verizon and Sprint service but which has iTune capabilities. Can’t the consumer and Motorala just do an end run around the carriers?

  • Sure. Assuming the following:
    1) Motorola now bothers to release a CDMA version of the phone, where Sprint, Verizon, and Alltel all are.
    2) The carrier allows you to register the phone on their network. You have to provide the phone ESN. Some carriers don’t allow this, others (such as Alltel) do. It’s really dependent on that.
    3) Vendors such as Motorola usually deal directly with the carriers. No consumer fronts. So if the carrier doesn’t carry it, the phone is either scrapped or moved to a more viable market (Asia and Europe usually are predominantly more accepting in all aspects than their US counterparts).

  • Sure. Assuming the following:
    1) Motorola now bothers to release a CDMA version of the phone, where Sprint, Verizon, and Alltel all are.
    2) The carrier allows you to register the phone on their network. You have to provide the phone ESN. Some carriers don’t allow this, others (such as Alltel) do. It’s really dependent on that.
    3) Vendors such as Motorola usually deal directly with the carriers. No consumer fronts. So if the carrier doesn’t carry it, the phone is either scrapped or moved to a more viable market (Asia and Europe usually are predominantly more accepting in all aspects than their US counterparts).

  • I read an article recently where a carrier flak(e) said that they don’t do anything that the consumer doesn’t want.
    My a$$!

  • I read an article recently where a carrier flak(e) said that they don’t do anything that the consumer doesn’t want.
    My a$$!