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Top message:  Need More Regulations by Slammer   Mar 20, 2013, 3:57 PM

Replying to:  Re: Need More Regulations by Slammer   Mar 21, 2013, 7:38 AM

Just Maybe???

by mike87    Mar 21, 2013, 11:58 AM

I understand the article and the "idea" or, let's call it, a "theory"... But isn't it possible that the company really is charging the correct price? ... after factoring in everything that goes on, including fraud and different costs, expansion, debt, etc... Maybe they do need to continue charging the same price and they just assume most customers will upgrade roughly every two years anyways. Besides:

1. They really don't start making money off an activation for almost two years.

2. How would they explain this to EVERY customer that asks why their friend pays $20 less per month? How will they post prices in pamphlets so that the simple easily understand? Most people just want a free phone and don't understand the subsidy at all...

I'm not entirely "defending the system", I'm just asking questions. Perhaps there is much more to it. Are we getting ripped off? Probably, yes. But when aren't we? After all, if you were running such a huge business with a crazy flow of money and contracts, wouldn't you want to make a nice profit?

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