View Poll Results: How is your bill set up?
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I bought my WP full price and pay for my service month to month.
I bought my WP at a reduced price and have a contract.
I had no cost for my WP and am paying for it over the course of my service contract.
I bought my WP full price, but received a cheaper plan with a contract.
- 12-30-2011, 01:04 AM #1
In another thread, lumic and I were talking about the ways that carriers subsidize phones through contracts or other ways to set up costs for smart phones and service.
What are ways that you've seen to purchase a phone and service?
- 12-30-2011, 02:30 AM #3
12-30-2011, 11:24 AM #6
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$250*12/4 = $750/yr each. We have the option to early upgrade every year.. Which we usually do and just agree to two more years. I love AT&T and don't plan on switching anyway.
Edit: with unlimited msging and unlimited mobile to any mobile in the US, its pretty much unlimited talk time with 2gb of data each.
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- 12-30-2011, 12:18 PM #8
Upgraded for free. I have one and the other $25 app card is on the way. Very satisfied with my deal.
- 12-31-2011, 03:49 PM #9
A lot of you are making me feel better about the US prices. Maybe it isn't so bad, after all.
- 12-31-2011, 06:04 PM #12
I bought my focus for 150.00 from another attorney friend who switches phones regularly and sells them on ebay ofr friends who want them. Put my sim in and was in business with my unltd data plan and family plan for minutes and messaging. My wife and daughter have iphones.Your smartphone is only as smart as YOU let it be!
- 01-03-2012, 11:18 AM #15
Paid about $100 for my Focus with a 2-year contract. It's the only smartphone in my house. I have two other lines in the account. After corporate discounts, my monthly bill is about $135 for 1400 minutes with rollover, 200MB data plan on the Focus, family unlimited texting, and unlimited mobile-to-mobile.
- 01-03-2012, 11:24 AM #16
- 01-03-2012, 12:56 PM #18
How's everyone getting on such low-cost plans?
I got my HD7 new on ebay for $300 (+ $20 shipping). We have a family plan on T-Mo (2yrs), 2 lines ($40/line, unlimited data first 2GB of which is 4G then down shifts to 2G, 500 minutes voice, 2 x $8 for insurance, + some taxes). Total bill is about $100/month. So I'm paying $50/month for my phone. So, 300 + 50 * 24 = $1500.