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What Ever Happened To The Open Handset Alliance?

by MadFatMan    Sep 18, 2012, 11:19 AM

This would allow ANYONE to manufacture and sell you a device and the consumer just buy a SIM from a carrier of their choice and plug it in.

Do AWAY with carrier limitations on equipment
Do AWAY with Handset Subsidy
Do AWAY with 24 month Contracts
Do AWAY with early termination fees
Do AWAY with Assurion

In Europe this is how it is done. The carrier doesn't provide you a phone. You BUY your phone at FULL PRICE, You are responsible and take care of your device and you pay a carrier a monthly access charge...

For instance, you can buy an iPhone outright from Virgin Mobile for FULL MSRP BUT your monthly plan would only be $30 a month... That's what cell service should cost if we all werent taking out 24 month high interest mini loans on the equipment under the cover of being a service agreement and leave the carrier out of the hardware business as when you have a problem ANYWAY they are the 1st to say " we don't manufacturer the phone we just provide a signal"

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