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Philmatic
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Santa Barbara, CA
reply to Mizzat

Re: Google's plan for unsubsidized phones dies

said by Mizzat:

Now if they offered a discount for brining your own hardware, or price went down after your commitment....
T-Mobile does exactly that...


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said by Philmatic:

said by Mizzat:

Now if they offered a discount for brining your own hardware, or price went down after your commitment....
T-Mobile does exactly that...
I was going to say that exactly.
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said by ArrayList:

said by Philmatic:

said by Mizzat:

Now if they offered a discount for brining your own hardware, or price went down after your commitment....
T-Mobile does exactly that...
I was going to say that exactly.
But it's not enough, and the discount is unrelated to the cost of the phone you bring. A cursory glance at European service plans shows that bringing your own phone saves you a huge amount of money. With T-Mobile you only save $10/month, ultimately making it cheaper to just buy a phone with a contract.


Philmatic
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Try $20/month, Unlimited Talk/Text/Web is $79.99 when you bring a phone, or $99.99 if you are in a contract.

$20/month (Savings over subsidized) * 24 months (Standard contract) = $480 savings over the course of your contract.

That is an EXTRA $130 in savings over buying a cheaper subsidized phone (Nexus One in my example) and sticking with the more expensive plan.

hottboiinnc
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those are standard pricings now with TMO.. where have you been?