FCC Task Force Tackles AT&T, Google, Sprint, T-Mobile, Verizon
"I deserve a free phone!" No you don't....
-Do you deserve a new water heater because you pay your electric bill with the same company for years?
-Do you deserve free bread for shopping at Walmart for 5 years?
Wireless Providers offer "Wireless Services", they just slash the price off the phone to entice people to sign with them.
It's pretty black and white. You want a service, company provides the service, you pay for said service. It's basic economics, but what people will argue about is marketing, not economics. "Want a cheap phone? you have to stay with us. If you leave you have to pay it back"
If you still have difficulty understanding this simple concept, blame the...
One Question Though:
If you get the Nexus for $180 aren't you signing a contract with T-Mo??? Not that I'm defending them because to charge $200 w/o providing the subsidy is ridiculous.
If Google is charging a recovery fee and T-mobile is still charging a $35 activation fee, then T-mobile shouldn't have the right to a ETF because they don't get charged for losing the phone, the $200 ETF would be mostly profit (or pay off their existing deficit)since all they did was activate the phone.
Where exactly is the big lost for T-mobile if the customer cancelled a phone they didn't sell and barely activate it?
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