Techs & Trends
Top message: looking for help and information. by nophonecartel
Replying to: Prepaid already does that by Xobjen
Re: Prepaid already does that
Thank you for your reply. Yes, I have considered getting a pre-paid. Most of the carriers say that you then become a "second class citizen" where if it gets to busy you will be the first dropped while their contract customers get priority.
Now I don't know if that is a lot of sales crap or what so I don't have the information to make a decision on that yet, I would tend to think it is more likely some half truth sales pitch.
That said, I still must say, when you think about it, the large carriers probably have a very sweet deal with their phone suppliers because of their volume sales. In the end if you sign a 2 year contract it is similar to paying an finance fee for the phone that is 4-8 times higher then if you had purchased the phone at full price with a credit card (still having to pay a chunk). Basicly, they are acting as a bank with none of the oversite.
What is it, if you know that keeps someone from coming out with a phone that is portable through all carriers?
I am a custom furniture builder, so, when someone can't find something store bought, they come to me. I don't know if I couls afford one, but isn't there some sort of "custom buillt" phone available. It would be comforting to know that at least I have a choice. (even though they have managed to make it a economic driven one.
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