The Phone You're Paying For But Not Getting
Top message: People also forget that the carriers get screwed by fraud/non-bill pays by WhySoBluePandaBear
Replying to: Re: A situation the carrier created by Simply_Eric
They don't insist on subsidizing. You can walk in and pay full price for a phone and not have the contract extended (though it doens't typically work for brand new customers) But how many choose to go that route? I'm guessing less than 1% of 1%.
Yes, you could do that, but YOU WOULD STILL BE PAYING FOR IT. How do people keep losing that thought?
When I say they insist on subsidizing phones, clearly I mean that they insist on that being their pricing structure. To try to deny that by noting that a person could pay for it and not actually take the phone is just ridiculous.