Google Says Nexus One $350 'ERF' Is Necessary
For those who DON'T Think it's ridiculous: Who is subsidizing this thing?
T-Mobile loses out on "theoretical" dollars, but they're not entitled to that by cell-phone-contract standards. If I buy an LG Lotus from Sprint with the $150.00 subsidy my ETF matches the subsidy. Sprint doesn't get my 'theoretical' dollars, I just repay the subsidy amount.
So why is T-Mobile charging an ETF? It's not costing them anything other than theoretical dollars (beyond activating my account which I already pay $36.00 for.