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rradina

join:2000-08-08
Chesterfield, MO

Of course we want subsidies...

Is it really a choice to pay $X for monthly service, $199 for a new iPhone with a two year contract or $X for monthly service (same price!), no contract and ~$600 for the phone?

Right now I'm looking to make a change because I have an iPhone 4 and I'm four months past my two year contract. My AT&T rates didn't drop when I fulfilled my contract so where is my incentive to stay?

If the carriers would offer $Y for monthly service and no subsidy and folks could see that the subsidy is built into their price, then we'd have a choice.

I kind of like the idea T-Mobile is floating (I think it's T-Mobile). They are just helping you finance the phone by adding a charge to your monthly bill. However, if the monthly service cost isn't significantly cheaper, you are still getting screwed.



mech1164
I'll Be Back

join:2001-11-19
Lodi, NJ

Exactly



MovieLover76

join:2009-09-11
kudos:1
reply to rradina

Take a second to look at T-mobile's data plans.
the Value plans that come without a subsidy are all $20
less than the old classic plan.