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$450 for an unlocked iPhone 4, plus NYS tax = $450+ $39.93 (NY Tax) = $489.93+ $36 activation fee = $525.93 / 24 months = $21.91 per month.
My contract is $64.67 per month (includes 20% discount), so $64.67+ $21.91 = $86.58 per month, not including additional taxes and fees for financing the phone.
Best way to combat this is to mass port phone numbers to other carriers and cancel your contract (claim violation of RICO statutes). All cell phone providers collude to set prices. Notice how all the text message plans match across many carriers. Or you could always report your carrier to the IRS for tax fraud.
Yes, ladies I am single.