AT&T, iPhone contract until 2010
The iPhone 3G is doing very well, so well that in the US AT&T has just signed an extension of the exclusive contract to 2010. This is what is learned from a long and detailed article published at the end of last week by Usa Today.
The American newspaper cites confidential sources which, given the solidity of the newspaper, must be considered reliable. The original contract signed at the time of the launch of the iPhone Edge, provided for the conclusion of the exclusive in late 2009, two years after the first marketing.
The extension of the agreement, not confirmed by the CEO Randall Stephenson who is interviewed by the newspaper (the CEO merely declares himself very satisfied with how things are going with Apple), means a lot for AT&T who is looking to conquer the market. competitor Verizon. iPhone has proven to be the ideal weapon for this purpose.
Recall that previous rumors, even these never confirmed, spoke of five-year agreements. In reality it is likely that AT&T actually has an agreement that ends in 2010; even the European operators (Orange, O2 and T-Mobile) who have had an exclusive agreement since last year, according to some rumors, they would have agreements that will close in two years.