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What phone carrier does Obama use with his Blackberry?

Asked by hashembajwa (37 points ) November 17th, 2008

Sprint, T-Mobile, AT&T, Verizon?

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fireside's avatar

None, in another couple months.

omfgTALIjustIMDu's avatar

@babygall, Because he will be in the White House and will undoubtedly be provided with several phones.

EnzoX24's avatar

They don’t want him using one that is traceable. Standard wireless networks are too insecure for the leader of America.

EmpressPixie's avatar

They’ve recently come out and said that his Blackberry isn’t secure enough and he will have to get a new phone. One of my friends thought it would be a total coup for Apple to create a super-secure iPhone and give it to him, but I wasn’t sure that was possible.

Snoopy's avatar

@tali Baby’s “why?” might be the same as what I was thinking….as in why would you want to know (directed at the asker).

:)

aisyna's avatar

this says why, its also talks bout how if he wants privacy he is going to need to stop using email.

fireside's avatar

Aisyna has the right link.

Basically, the Presidential Papers makes anything Obama writes a matter of public record. Having a Blackberry at your hip invites too many potential moments for an uncensored message to be sent.

He is considering being the first President in history to have a laptop on his desk in the Oval Office. But they are debating whether being the first President to use email and IM is a step too far.

aanuszek1's avatar

Please, the last thing I need is:

“AT&T: Official carrier of Barrack Obama.”

PIXEL's avatar

I thought he had an iPhone. Doesn’t he?

babygalll's avatar

My “Why” was intended to hashe. As in Why does he want to know.

hashembajwa's avatar

Beecause the Times wrote an article about him having a BlackBerry, so I wondered what services does he use. I have a BlackBerry and I think it sucks, I always lose reception and service. Its AT&T. I’m curious what the President-elent of the country uses…probably a good choice given he’s been hauling all over the country to small towns and big ones. That’s why I wanted to know.

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