The Phone You're Paying For But Not Getting
Can't believe some of the hater's responses. Can't reach 'em all evidently.
The industry will change the carriers will not have to pay high commissions to their agents for acquiring new customers and subsidizing phones.
One of the previous post spoke about prepaid being 3G not 4G on some carriers. It is like that on Verizon Wireless for smartphones. An iPhone 4 or 4s on a post paid plan is $100 for unlimited talk text and 2 Gigabytes of data, the same plan prepaid is $70.
I had a plan with at&t which I was grandfathered with unlimited data for $15 that worked on my Motorola Atrix Android phone but when I switch phones they b...
But, seriously here. Inflated pricing is all in perspective. As it stands, manufacturing costs of say $175 are set in line with the subsizing costs. If every carrrier did away with subsidizing, consumers would start to shop for the cheapest handset and this would in turn drive down manufacturing costs. Manufacturers get away with it simply because they can. Essentially, people around the globe are paying higher prices for handsets because we Americans and some other countries have accepted subsidies. No carrier is going to barter down subsidized pricing because they make it back through passing it on to...
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