reply to BF69
Re: Good idea.. even the "free" phones are not free. Don't forget that stupid contract.
Free phones aren't free, but I doubt carriers are going to lower the price of their plans. What you end up with is a phone you own and a bill that doesn't get reduced. That 100 dollar a month unlimited plan will remain 100 dollars. I doubt the carrier is going to lower the price to supplement to reflect the purchase price of a phone.
Even at 400 dollars, you are still talking 17 dollars a month for 24 months to recoup your investment. Might as well be locked into a two year unless you've got change to drop for the latest device on a whim.
I prefer the subsidy and will happily live with my 2 year contract to avoid being gouged twice. Once on the bill and once on the phone. Who benefits here? The carrier.
said by jc100:You're obviously not paying attention.
Free phones aren't free, but I doubt carriers are going to lower the price of their plans.