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medbuyer

join:2003-11-20
kudos:4
reply to r81984

Re: Straight Talk

said by r81984:

I dont get why cell phones are so expensive.
Cell service went live in like 1981.
The provider spends nothing on content as the content is free (talking to friends, and internet).
There are no expensive wires ran all around town and towers can handle more customers than ever.
Towers and antennas, fiber drops to the towers, power, are all already in place. All the provider has to do is upgrade equipment every now and then which is pennies for the number of people the equipment can support.

But yet cell service costs just as much as cabletv which has to pay for all of its content.
It just does not make any sense.
We lease the spectrum to these companies for cheap and in return they sell us service with like 1000% margins on it.

except when users saturate the connections and complain about why it isn't fast or telcos isnt upgrading it and all that....

all of that costs money...they're running a business which sadly sometimes can be a disappointment but it's their business which you're subscribing to...

Rob_
Premium
join:2008-07-16
Mary Esther, FL
kudos:1

How is their coverage in rural areas? I need a phone with more memory but, according to the coverage maps, the android coverage areas are very limited.

-Rob


BiggA

join:2005-11-23
EARTH

Most of their Android phones are on Sprint, so it would suck. However, they have one on Native Verizon, and two on AT&T, including roaming partners. Easily Googleable what's what.