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inteller
Sociopaths always win.

join:2003-12-08
Tulsa, OK
reply to mogamer

Re: actually, it has a name

considering ATT's track record updating their branded handsets, I'd consider "latest and greatest" a detriment unless it was an iPhone which is out of their control.
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93388818
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join:2000-03-14
Dallas, TX

I meant the latest and greatest models. There's nothing like the HTC One X, SGS III, Nokia Lumina 900, or iPhones available on ST.



inteller
Sociopaths always win.

join:2003-12-08
Tulsa, OK

uh yeah there is. I walk into ATT, buy a One X, pop in my ST SIM and I'm done. If it's an ATT banded phone, it's fair game. I'm riding with a Lumia 900 with a ST SIM right now.

Get educated dude....you are being ripped off.
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93388818
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said by inteller:

uh yeah there is. I walk into ATT, buy a One X, pop in my ST SIM and I'm done. I'm riding with a Lumia 900 with a ST SIM right now.

Get educated dude....you are being ripped off.

and what did you pay for that handset?
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inteller
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join:2003-12-08
Tulsa, OK

$150 for the 900 off eBay. A $100 for an HTC Titan before that.



93388818
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Dallas, TX

If I were to walk into AT&T, buy a no contract HTC One X, that's $550.00.

They're $199 with a two year contract.

That's an extra $350 over 24 months = $14 a month.



inteller
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join:2003-12-08
Tulsa, OK

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I save over $500 in 2 years if I buy the One X at full price due to ATTs ridiculous rates.

$90 x 24 + 199 = 2359 (90 based on $40 voice plus $30 data and $20 messaging)

$45 x 24 + $550 = 1630

but it gets better.....because I'M NOT IN CONTRACT I'm not stuck with one phone I may like or hate for 2 years. So I can go buy awesome phones at less than the price you buy your subsidized phone (like I'm doing now) and get the same service as you.

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dfxmatt

join:2007-08-21
Evanston, IL
reply to 93388818

You can get every one of those phones outside of ATT. You need to wake up and realize that your situation does not = anything of reality.



93388818
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agreed. the contract is on the service, not the handset. anyone can buy a compatible handset and drop their AT&T SIM in it and use their AT&T service



inteller
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join:2003-12-08
Tulsa, OK

now THAT's not reality and you know it. The most typical scenario ATT wants you to succumb to is buying one of their subsidized handsets at the same time you take service. WHY ON EARTH would someone who already has a handset go and buy ATTs ridiculously expensive service when they are already free from the contract shackles to go with many other cheaper alternatives. You would have to have a frontal lobotomy to do such a stupid thing.
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93388818
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said by inteller:

now THAT's not reality and you know it. The most typical scenario ATT wants you to succumb to is buying one of their subsidized handsets at the same time you take service. WHY ON EARTH would someone who already has a handset go and buy ATTs ridiculously expensive service when they are already free from the contract shackles to go with many other cheaper alternatives. You would have to have a frontal lobotomy to do such a stupid thing.

Hardly. When I wanted the Google Nexus One, I went direct to google and bought it. Then I dropped my AT&T SIM in it and went along my merry way.

I think it's great you love your Straight talk service. But you don't see me or anyone else calling you names because of it.
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"To be sincere, you don't have to know anything, you just say whatever makes you feel good and spin and smug circles in your tiny fucked up little head, happy as long as you're true to yourself. In other words, Sincerity is bullshit!" -Penn Jillette


inteller
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join:2003-12-08
Tulsa, OK

so not only did you pay out the nose for your phone, you continue to pay out the nose for your service. wow dude.

also, I wouldn't consider the Nexus One a recent phone...that's over 2 years old.
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93388818
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said by inteller:

so not only did you pay out the nose for your phone, you continue to pay out the nose for your service. wow dude.

also, I wouldn't consider the Nexus One a recent phone...that's over 2 years old.

I got it the day it came out. I was using that as an example.
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"To be sincere, you don't have to know anything, you just say whatever makes you feel good and spin and smug circles in your tiny fucked up little head, happy as long as you're true to yourself. In other words, Sincerity is bullshit!" -Penn Jillette


gballer

@reyrey.net
reply to 93388818

After 2 yrs on that rape contract we will pay less buying the phone outright..

Some people just fail at math.