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Top message:  Do you think it's in the future? by aml05   Mar 21, 2005, 8:45 AM

Replying to:  Re: Do you think it's in the future? by thejason   Mar 22, 2005, 12:59 PM

Re: Do you think it's in the future?

by aml05    Mar 23, 2005, 8:57 AM

I am not sure I agree with you that the price of the handsets would skyrocket if they were made to work on any network. 10 years ago they were probably saying that the price of phones would skyrocket if you wanted a camera or video on them. If you look at cell phones and computers 10 or 15 years ago, they had a lot less features but were basically being sold for about the same price as they are today. Demand drives technology but technology doesn't always mean at a higher cost (besides, if more business can sell a phone that is not already tied to a specific carrier, then there is more competition which will also help keep the costs down).

You are correct that it might not be in the near future, but just as you can order computers with different features and then choose a separate internet provider, hopefully we will get to the point where you can call into a company and have a phone designed with the features you want (similar to what you do with Dell).

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