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The Phone You're Paying For But Not Getting

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Do the math

csalpm91612000

Mar 25, 2013, 7:53 PM
T-mobile
5 Galaxy s3= $ 2750.00
1 hot spot = $70.00
5 lines with 8gb= $280.00
1 2gb hotspot = $30.00
Total $310.00 month
2 year = $10,270.00

Verizon
5 galaxy s3= $999.95
1 hot spot = $0.
5 lines with 1 hot spot with 10 gb $320.00 a month
2 year= $8679.95

Now who is cheaper and getting ripped off. Do your math before you start call all carriers a scam.
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Rich Brome

Mar 25, 2013, 10:08 PM
Well that's a very specific and unusual setup.

But you missed the point of the article. It's not about which carrier is cheaper.

It's about the structure of how your phone it paid for. It's about how you are penalized if you don't upgrade at an exact moment, and how the carriers hide that fact so they can milk some extra money from you.

If you've already chosen a carrier because they have much better coverage in the places you need, then you made the right choice and shouldn't change. But you can stay with your favorite carrier - in your example, Verizon - and avoid the scam of paying a subsidy for a phantom phone. That was the point of the article.
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csalpm91612000

Mar 28, 2013, 2:20 PM
I see your point. A verizon customer would have to keep there old phone for 79 months after there upgrade time to make up the $1591.00 that T-mobile is over charging.
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