it wasn't about iPhone vs. LTE vs. anything else a carrier spends money on. usc has lots of cash. it was a bad business deal. that is what they said, and when you look at all the other carriers trying to tacitly steer people away from iPhone you get the sense that they all want out of the Apple deal. 17 years ago it was the same story with the original analog StarTac. motorola's conditions were so unfavorable to the carriers that they all got together and brought Nokia into the market.
they mentioned it on a investor call last year. and then an analyst grilled them for hoarding cash.
i know they all feature iPhone front & center. they kinda have to to move the sales volume commitments they made to apple. but if you read between the lines...
Okay, that's USCC claiming that-we don't actually know what any particular deal is. USCC also claimed they weren't carrying the iPhone because it wasn't "advanced" enough, so anything they say isn't worth a whole lot.
And the front and center thing directly conflicts with the claim about other companies trying to steer you away from it. I've seen nothing like that from any company, save for ones of course that don't carry it.