Does Apple's Steve Jobs Know That Cingular Isn't Global?

Bruce Nussbaum

Dear Steve,
So Verizon doesn't support cell or email service in Europe--but did you know that Cingular doesn't support email service in Europe for the TREO? That astounding fact hit me today after I switched from Verizon to Cingular. I thought that its GSM standard would allow me to get both voice and email while I was attending the World Economic Forum in Davos next week.

Silly me. When I called to activate the international service (and why do you have to make a special call to do that anyway?), I was told that Cingular will support Blackberry email in Europe--but not TREO, even though Cingular sells the TREO in its stores and says nothing about what it will or will not support in them.

In this global age, it is just stunning to me that both Verizon and Cingular cannot deliver email to Europe through the TREO even though both sell it. What are these guys thinking?

So, Steve, can you change all this with the iPhone? I sure hope so.


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