“Boos echoed throughout the audience at Apple’s Worldwide Developers Conference in mid-2009, when Apple vice president of marketing Phil Schiller delivered the bad news: Tethering for the iPhone would be provided by 22 carriers around the world, but not AT&T,” Brian X. Chen reports for Wired.
“The company did not deliver an official tethering plan to AT&T iPhone customers this year, even though de la Vega said during the 2008 Web 2.0 Summit conference that tethering would arrive for the iPhone in 2009,” Chen reports.
“Despite damage to its brand in 2009, AT&T is still seeing massive subscriber growth, so the company is still doing great from a shareholder perspective, said Tero Kuittinen, an MKM telecom analyst,” Chen reports. “According to the company’s financial results, AT&T generated $40 billion in revenue and $10 billion in profit in the third quarter of 2009.”
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MacDailyNews Take: AT&T’s company motto: “Over promise and under deliver.” Cue the class action lawsuits; to which we would not be opposed. Unsurprised — AT&T obviously does have quite the issues — we continue to await iPhone tethering and would like to stop overpaying Verizon for our EVDO service and start paying AT&T a reasonable rate for the service via our iPhones as soon as possible. Hello, AT&T? Hello?