said by Oinktastic:
Wouldn't service be more affordable if the companies didn't have to pay these huge prices for their spectrum? As I understand it, Wind Mobile had to lay out over $400 million just for their spectrum. That's about 3.5 million every month for ten years to recover that.
Wind has 1/2 million customers with a rough average cost of 40$/month excluding phone costs as applicable.
That's $20,000,000 Max
12,500,000 Min if everyone has the cheapest plan (b/w extra)
So let's put it at the average (which it isn't), $16,000,000
That's 192,000,000/year not taking any extra's into account. So it surpasses that value.
No clue of their expenditure, tower rentals, and anything else.
I don't think they are worrying. They just want more spectrum and coverage.