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  • zutko118 zutko118 Mar 17, 2013 12:44 PM Flag



    “ EXCLUSIVLY “ stinking Partnership with AT&T
    There is little doubt, if any that this highly heralded, excusive partnership agreement between Nokia and AT&T stinks and it stinks from the beginning. Looks like this agreement was really “exclusively” used as a bargaining leverage to get a better terms and prices from Apple and Samsung. Unfortunately there weren’t any other alternatives available to Nokia at that time. What one can hear from everywhere is that AT&T continuous to extend its preferential treatment to Apple and Samsung and its sales staff, like before, farther pushes their phones. That much about this “exclusively” stinking agreement

    Just go to your local AT&T stores and check how Nokia Lumias are doing if you don’t like what you find, raise hell and forcefully complain, demand correction, make suggestion, threaten complaining to higher-up management. Start with store manager. They enjoy exclusive partnership status. This is their obligation to give Nokia a favorable treatment. Above all it is about your money ! About protecting your investment. Do not hesitate, just GO !

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    • The *results* from this exclusive deal certainly stink, but I do understand the idea for signing this deal in the first place. Nokia expected much much more from AT&T in terms of enthusiasm and effort. Nokia never got it. At least not for more than a week or so.

      When a company gets an exclusive deal on a new phone it gives the manufacturer some leverage about the deal. Price, selling concessions, and most importantly a guarantee on the quantity the carrier will order.

      So why go with AT&T? Nokia's phones have always been GSM phones. That's the world standard, and all of Europe (Nokia's core market) is GSM. Especially when switching to an entirely new system, with entirely new hardware, Nokia wanted to gauge demand before committing to expanded manufacturing capacity. They were betting the company on WP and the partnership with Microsoft. Making two different versions (GSM and CDMA) would have been too big a gamble without seeing some ACTUAL REAL WORLD DEMAND first. Not focus groups and market research, but honest-to-goodness orders from end users. It was the smart and safe play for Nokia to go with AT&T in the U.S. The only problem was that AT&T fell down on their end of the bargain.


    • Nokia is suppose to be doing this. Nokia has almost 100,000 employees, some of them should be hitting the pavement and checking all stores. This is the problem with management all engineers and no common sense

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