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Originally Posted by Oedipus View Post

Not even that, it's called "The carriers wouldn't sign on for this if it weren't profitable."
End of story. Apple is what it is, but they aren't forcing these poor, pathetic carriers to do anything.

Like I said... no one in here believes that these Carriers are losing any money
    
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post #32 of 89

lol data plans.. money down the drain

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This is news, how? Here's a trick- get a used ~1 year old Android phone for $200, go with prepaid, done. http://www.pagepluscellular.com $55/month for unlimited talk and text, and 1GB of data. There's also cheaper plans of course. The most expensive thing is data, kind of funny considering that tons of data is more of a want, than a need for the majority of people (you're not using 5GB emailing people and checking the news etc.).
 
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Losing profit != losing money.

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This is no different than the video game console market.

Both Sony and Microsoft lost money on every unit sold. They make their profits in licsencing.

Cellular providers make their money from subscriptions.

And even if they are buying wholesale, they still lose money on the phones.
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lets not forget that they're charging between $100-200 for $13-39 worth of memory (and that's just retail value for basic flash memory to be sold on its own) for the higher end models

Apple is laughing all the way to the bank.
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lets not forget that they're charging between $100-200 for $13-39 worth of memory (and that's just retail value for basic flash memory to be sold on its own) for the higher end models
Apple is laughing all the way to the bank.

So are the telecoms.
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I got my iphone 4 for free <3, I found it at work.
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Whoever wrote that article and whoever believes it must be really naive, or stupid.
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$400 for my 4S
$120 monthly bill

NOPE
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