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Replying to:  Upgrade Fee by toddraderman   Jul 24, 2012, 11:31 AM

Re: Upgrade Fee

by crazyeaglefan236    Jul 28, 2012, 8:39 PM

You do realize that Verizon is subsidizing phones more now then ever before? You do know that your wireless carrier only "owes" you network coverage? Just like your cable company only owes you cable service, walmart only owes you to have products on their shelf for you to buy, your electric company only owes you power to your house...etc.

Verizon spends more money for upkeep and building out their network so you can have the latest technology delievered at the fastest rate..how about that for treating you good as a customer?

Discounted phone equipment is more then ever before. Yes, it has reached a critical mass where the carrier is taking such a loss up front on equiment that a fee offsets some of that loss. It truly is getting to the point that the carrier doesn't see a profit until almost the time it is ready to upgrade again.

I remember when a color screen flip phone, no camera, no features...except brew downloading "apps" would cost 150 to 200 bucks. Since the carrier was probably paying 275 to 300 for the equipment they were not taking a huge loss. Now they are discounting a $650 phone to $200. Do the math...they are treating customers now better then ever before. Plus the infrastructure costs are more then ever before.

So, say Verizon sucks, but remember they spend more on you...the customer...then ever before.

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