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China Mobile, the world's largest mobile carrier, will soon provide iPhone service on its network. (William Hook/Flickr)
China Mobile, the world's largest mobile carrier, will soon provide iPhone service on its network. (William Hook/Flickr)

The world's largest mobile carrier, China Mobile, will soon offer iPhones on its network.

The deal gives Apple access to more than 700 million subscribers. That's seven times the size of Verizon Wireless.

Derek Thompson, business editor for The Atlantic, joins Here & Now's Robin Young to discuss the implications of the deal.

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This segment aired on December 5, 2013.

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