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skeechan
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reply to Thaler

Re: [iPhone] 5 Poll

Sure it is if you avoid paying ANOTHER $200 during the upgrade process which is what would be happening with virtually any other 2 year old handset...you don't get squat for it.

It's like trading it a car...sure you still pay for the new car but getting a good chunk of change for the old one takes the stink off a bit.

I have to buy service anyway. I was looking at Straight Talk but their unlimited data isn't unlimited and they start calling you at 2-3GB and if you ignore then they cancel you. So might as well go subsidized.


robbin
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reply to JohnInSJ

said by JohnInSJ:

said by Chillin:

said by robbin:

Think I'll wait and see what MS and Windows 8 has to offer.

Two different charging cords. LOL

This is a curious statement.

Not sure what is curious. I don't want to have to keep two different charging cords with me or on my desk. I have enough other cords to keep up with. It is very easy with the iPad and it's charger to just unplug one device and plug in another. Can't do that with the iPhone5 and the current iPads.


darcilicious
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said by robbin:

Not sure what is curious. I don't want to have to keep two different charging cords with me or on my desk. I have enough other cords to keep up with. It is very easy with the iPad and it's charger to just unplug one device and plug in another. Can't do that with the iPhone5 and the current iPads.

Uhm. Use the adapter on the iPhone 5 and don't use it on the iPad? (I'll be in the same situation and personally I don't find the prospect all that daunting )
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Thaler
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reply to skeechan

said by skeechan:

Sure it is if you avoid paying ANOTHER $200 during the upgrade process which is what would be happening with virtually any other 2 year old handset...you don't get squat for it.

Incorrect.

• Pay $200 (+ $400 over 2 years) = $600. Trade in for $200. Net cost = ($200 + $400) - $200 = $400.
• Pay $400 for a prepaid phone. No trade in value. Net cost = $400.

Though, I'm pretty sure there's at least *some* trade in value for the highest end of the prepaid phones. Not quite as much as an iPhone, but sure a HTC Evo Design 4G will fetch something in 2 years.

...my Samsung Transform Ultra will probably fetch jack though, but it cost $200 less than the HTC Evo did when I bought it. Great phone though, and has the physical keyboard I need.


skeechan
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For the plans I want I would end up pay the $400 over 2 years anyway. You don't get a discount off an AT&T, VZW or Sprint plan by buying the phone outright and other prepaid deals like Straight Talk don't get the job done because of their "unlimited" data plans being anything but.

In other words, a contract doesn't matter to me because I'm with the carrier more than the contract term anyway. So I might as well let them subsidize the phone.

So it's:

• Pay $200 (+ $400 over 2 years) = $600. Trade in for $200. Net cost = ($200 + $400) - $200 = $400.
• Pay $400 for a prepaid phone, (+ $400 over 2 years since I need a provider like Sprint, VZW or AT&T anyway). No trade in value. Net cost = $800.



Thaler
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Actually, the add on to the first line was simply the extra costs for using a postpaid provider and their beyond expensive plans. Pretty sure you're not going to find a 2 year contract term & plan that only costs $200 a year.



skeechan
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I'm pretty sure I can't find a prepaid plan I can live with.



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Absolutely. It's about time someone released an LTE phone with decent battery life.



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Razr Maxx?



Stacy
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reply to Jackarino

As mentioned in another thread, unless Apple releases a PowerPC version of iTunes we won't be upgrading our two 3Gs to 5 anytime soon... Though that doesn't preclude upgrading to 4s. At this point I'm more interested in getting out from under this AT&T contract and seeing if I can use Straight Talk instead.