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Re: Google's plan for unsubsidized phones dies
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.
Santa Barbara, CA
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.
those are standard pricings now with TMO.. where have you been?