Apple Gives Back $100 to iPhone Users but Through TXT Msg and Makes Money
As you’ve probably seen by now Apple has posted details on its website on how to recieve your $100 store credit if you purchased an iPhone before August 22nd, 2007. To see if your eligable just go here, punch in your serial number and phone number. Shortly after you’ll receive a text messsage containing an ‘access code’ to redeem your $100 credit Here’s where it get’s intersting. Since Apple is on a ‘revenue share’ with AT&T for every phone purchased and activated – this presumambly includes text message fees in addition to voice plans – its probably safe to assume they are profiting off the $0.10 it costs to recieve the SMS with ‘redeem info’. Now I know what you’re thinking: “iPhone service plans includes up to 200 text messages”. Doesn’t matter. If you have a package AT&T still charges you – at least for me – what ever is the least amount. In any case, my point is made….