AT&T should push Apple to allow Opera Mini onto the iPhone

AT&T would be wise to use whatever power it has over Apple to convince them to allow Opera Mini onto the iPhone App Store.

Not only will AT&T's customers have a much better experience when they don't have a perfect WiFi or 3G connection, but Opera Mini also compresses data up to 90%. This means that AT&T could get much more out of its current network infrastructure.

If 10% of their iPhone customers switched to Opera, they would be able to service quite a few new customers without upgrading their network capacity.

It should be noted that AT&T is already working with Opera on other projects, so they already know what Opera Mini is capable of.

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4 thoughts on “AT&T should push Apple to allow Opera Mini onto the iPhone

  1. Originally posted by haavard:

    It should be noted that AT&T is already working with Opera on other projects, so they already know what Opera Mini is capable of.

    This is a very nice thing having AT&T on Opera's side a bit. I don't see how Apple could reject the app considering it is so different from Safari.

  2. If ATT and Apple sign an extended exclusivity agreement then ATT could push for Opera. Apple could easily go elsewhere, so I dont see ATT pushing Apple till their comfortable and settled again. ATT absolutely sucks in NY and SF, so Mini would rock! Looks like cheapo ATT is taking the easy way out by begging for Opera, rather than stiffen its network, or just do BOTH."Breaking down to a per customer basis, Verizon spent $353 per user, compared with $308 for AT&T, and $310 for Sprint for network capital expenditure."Take a look at these numbers.http://gizmodo.com/5428717/att-has-spent-less-on-network-construction-every-quarter-since-the-iphones-launchhttp://www.tomsguide.com/us/att-verizon-sprint-iphone-droid,news-5619.htmlCheers!

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