AT&T Wants Device Subsidies to Be As Low As Possible
Why not end subsidies?
It's how I wish the wireless industry had always been, instead of subsidizing phone prices, which also has the effect of warping what customers think phones actually cost. If I had a dollar for every time a person said they didn't need insurance because "I only paid X dollars for it" I wouldn't need to work in wireless anymore.
full-retail will be the only way to keep
unlimited LTE data on Vzn going
forward after this family share data plan
So better set a certain amount aside each month
for that Jelleybean Nexus smartphone
coming out later this year!!!
Was that the intent?
If you don't want a subsidy, pay full retail.
At that point you have no cotract and as far as I know, most carriers will unlock a customer owned device if the account is current.
Your TV accepts possibly several types of imputs, but cell phones are small and the attempt to keep them small precludes the 'universal phone' that will run on any network.
So, the solution you are putting forth will eliminate the economically substandard from cellular service and require customers to plunk down $300 - $900 and the universal device will be the size of a bag phone so it will work on any network.
In 1913, American Telephone and Telegraph was already the biggest phone company by a wide margin, and they also had a large part of the telegraph business. So the federal government made an agreement with the company, in exchange for agreeing to drop their telegraph service and for agreeing to provide phones to customers who cannot afford one to help spread ...
If you buy a phone and cancel your service you'll still have to pay for it...if you refuse to pay for the phone then you become subject to collections agencies, or legal prosecution or whatever....and the way to avoid people giving fake names or whatnot to make themselves untraceable is by enacting tougher laws on identity theft.
Another benefit to the carrier is that it will reduce churn. There are a lot of peop...
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