AT&T Exec Sees iPad Being More Popular on Wi-Fi

Paul Lilly

AT&T is in good position to benefit from Apple's successful product launches. First there's the iPhone, which is available exclusively on AT&T's network in the U.S., and later this month, AT&T will provide service for iPad customers as well. So why isn't AT&T geeked?

"My expectation is that there's not going to be a lot of people out there looking for another subscription," said Randall Stephenson, chief executive, AT&T. Instead, Stephenson sees the iPad thriving mostly as a "Wi-Fi driven product."

If true, AT&T might have cause for concern, as many expect the telco's exclusivity agreement with Apple's iPhone to be nearing an end, but Stephenson didn't sound too worried. According to Stephenson, the iPhone will remain "an important part" of AT&T's phone line "for quite some period of time," Reuters reports.

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