Apple could potentially become a cell phone service provider if it gets very serious about it’s MVNO patent. This patent, filed even before the iPhone hit the stores is about Apple becoming an MVNO, an acronym for Mobile Virtual Network Operator. With this, Apple could soon use it’s iTunes for selling talktime and other mobile content and could even bill users worldwide with it’s iTunes music service. And before all of this works, Apple first needs to sell iPhones by the millions for service providers to take it more seriously. Now lets get into how exactly all of this works.
The iPhone will run a software which will enable the iTunes service to locate it anywhere in the world and help it latch on to a service provider. With this, users may be able to select the best and the cheapest service providers. This will let service providers offer customers lower rates as traffic reduces and the customers also will get constant updates regarding lower priced offers, if any. The service providers will be compensated by Apple which will deduct the cash from customers’ iTunes accounts. Thus, Apple could revolutionize the way mobile phone operators conduct their business and make globe-trotting a breeze with the iPhone.