AMP'd T-Mobile rumor...(no not a merger)
Sure they lose money on the phone, but it's minimized when they cover it with the ETF.
Amp'd uses Verizon's network, they have none of their own. If they tried to buy out contracts from under Verizon, Verizon would pull the plug on Amp'd... sorry, no more network for you, you outta business. Bye-bye.
And no, Amp'd wouldn't just switch to usin' T-Mobile's network either. Amp'd is built around providin' cool advanced '3G' features like you find on VZW's EVDO network... and T-Mobile doesn't have a 3G network yet, won't for awhile. Not to mention that all existing Amp'd customers would have to purchase new phones to still have service.
You gotta stop believin' everything you hear.
Secondly, what would be the point in that anyway even if it was legal? Why would a company buy out a competitor's contract knowing full well that the same could happen with the customer they just acquired if they decide to go to another carrier or even to the original carrier?
It might make sense from the standpoint as an incentive for a customer to change carriers but a carrier already takes a hit from a new customer as it is, they already get larger discount on the handset pricing, the c...
two year contracts are there in order for a carrier to have some sort of commitment from a person so that they can provide you with a 8 the cost of a phone for you, they want to make sure you are not going to buy a phone for nearly nothing and then go use it with another carrier, for many reasons, primarily they dont want to incur the cost of them buying a handset from a manufacturer and then you using it with a different carrier. ( this way the other carrier saves the money of having to pay for handsets and only has to worry about their network development or simply you being a more profitable customer) second, if they buy out your contract and subsidize your phone, they would never make money off ...
I highly doubt that any company would buy out someone else's contract and if so all your doing is letting a crappy company buy your contract then you become stuck with a crappy company, why else would a company be willing to buy your contract out other than they suck and they can't get your business any other way.
at the current time t-mobile is so far behind every other cellphone company including much smaller rural/regional carriers in the u.s., if they were smart they would just sell out to someone else or buy out some other company (if they can even afford it) it's nice t-mobile offers the lowest cost plans out there but that will only ...
Last i checked T mobile has 27 million customers and supports the gsm network, not to mention being the 3rd largest gsm provider world wide. did i mention number one in customer care, and network quality satisfaction ? yes cingular is regarded as highly as the cable company. ( which is the lowest regarded company as far as service concerned.) so next time you feel like joining the big leagues make sure you go...