T-Mobile's Galaxy Note II Costs $369
Top message: Really by Luar
Replying to: Re: Really by Jayshmay
I'm not saying I disagree, it is a messed up system. But without it, who would own phones? The iPhone 5 starts at $649, you're getting a $450 subsidy there! Most good Android phones are over $400. People demand less expensive phones, and the two options available are for the manufacturers to cut costs and produce shoddy phones (like we see on MetroPCS or other prepaid carriers), or two-year contracts and phones sold by carriers. An alternative solution would be something like Simple Mobile, the company that just sells SIM cards for phones you already own. It's a pity a major company couldn't get set up like that, but the fact remains that without low-cost phones, it's hard to entice customers. In the end, it is a customer-driven business.
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