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openbox9
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Re: End substized phones already

said by DaveDude:

The problem is two fold , gsm vs cdma, and subsidized phone. There needs to be a law that all carriers use LTE, and can no longer offer subsidized phones.

Umm, no thank you. I imagine most consumers are of similar mindset.


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So you want prices to stay high, so cellular networks can jack up the price at purchase ?


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No, I don't want to pay more than $99 for a device. What does paying $600+ for a smartphone get me besides no contract (which I don't have a problem with)?



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said by openbox9:

No, I don't want to pay more than $99 for a device. What does paying $600+ for a smartphone get me besides no contract (which I don't have a problem with)?

Well if you have 10 manufactures fighting for your money, and the carriers, didnt lock the market to produce artificially higher prices. I think you would see a benefit. Plus you would not be tied to a network. Get it ?
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openbox9
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All I see is a lot of "ifs" in your statement. Compound that with a majority mindset in the US that cellphones are essentially "free", along with our disparate networks, and I think it's challenging to get to where you suggest.