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The Phone You're Paying For But Not Getting

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Replying to:  Great Article by GettingSleepy   Mar 20, 2013, 1:57 PM

Re: Great Article

by Slammer    Mar 20, 2013, 4:40 PM

This IS a great article and I've already shared it with friends and colleagues. Rich is a new hero amoungst strangers and consumers Very Happy

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 consumers.

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