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The Phone You're Paying For But Not Getting

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Prepaid vs Postpaid - Oversimplification, but correct


Mar 20, 2013, 8:14 PM
The article does over simplify the phone subsidy argument, but it certainly is more complicated than slapping a $20.00 value on a phone subsidy. Quite frankly, I think its closer to $30.00.

While comparing prepaid prices to post paid prices seems like a good standard, there is a bigger picture. Prepaid simply does not have the same overhead and risk postpaid plans have. They typically do not have expensive retail stores to maintain, call centers full of upper tier tech support and finance. They also do not have to endure the risk of customers abandoning accounts. Also, prepaid carriers do not have to worry about roaming.

On the flip side, post paid plans get the luxury of overages, late charges, extra charges and features, and q...

Mar 20, 2013, 10:46 PM
Very well put. I still use Virgin Mobile as my service provider. Although the phone selection isn't as good and the technology is slower at advancing, you get the trade-off of dirt cheap service.

Mar 20, 2013, 11:00 PM
well put but one what phone do you have and two ill pay what I am paying for my phone that does more then what my phone did two years prior and is keeping pace with what is coming out next.

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