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many subdized phones here are like 50$ with a cheap 2 year contract,. ~40$ / month

if phones weren't subsidized i wouldn't even have smartphone.
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many subdized phones here are like 50$ with a cheap 2 year contract,. ~40$ / month
if phones weren't subsidized i wouldn't even have smartphone.

Yep phones are outrageously priced, and unless they made it into the ~$200 maybe low $300 range I don't see as many people picking up on this idea, because it's not going to make the companies more money when nobody can afford a phone anymore. But then maybe you could bounce around carriers more often, creating competition for lower rates if you owned your own phone. It's hard to tell, but I don't think many people have the cash to spare on $500+ phones which are the ones that everyone wants. The bottom line is that people will not accept a downgrade on something which many people where I live seem to depend on their phone as if it was their life.
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Don't they do this everywhere that isn't one of the top 1st world countries?
    
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Smartphones would likely fall in line with tablet prices since they share pretty much the same components. Do we know for sure that the carriers actually pay full price of $600+ for these phones though? That's a little hard to believe.

The thing that amuses me is eliminating subsidies should eliminate contracts and make plans much cheaper but I really doubt carriers would be willing to give that up, so in this case they just want to have their cake and eat it too. Eliminate subsidies (big expense), but leave everything else the same (profits!).
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