Originally Posted by Stealth Pyros
I wasn't breaking it down into technicalities just to say "you're wrong," I was only responding to your own "beat that" invitation
There are just a lot of people that immediately bite the "$200 phone with 2 year contract!" deal, not knowing that they can save quite a few hundred bucks (over the total 2 year term of course) by buying the phone contract-free (especially a $300 Nexus phone) and picking whatever plan they want. I'm speaking US here of course... I, for example, will be getting a $40/month prepaid plan with T-Mobile as soon as my contract with those scumbags is up in a few months.
My point in saying that going 2 year contract with a cheap/free phone versus going no contract with a really expensive phone turns out about the same total price over 24 months, with the big difference being that with the contract-free option you can sell and upgrade your phone at a pretty low cost a year later by reselling yours. I SUPPORT buying unsubsidized over subsidized.
Especially when it means my money goes to the manufacturer of the device and not the carriers.
i agree to that, the only reason why i got my s3 under contract is because someone is paying it for me
there are lots of advantage by buying a contract free phone, first is it's already unlocked and it's not bloated, there is no disabled feature, tethering for example, and the savings over time of course.
i don't understand why americans got hooked into contract phones, i mean, america is a rich country compared to philippines, regular citizens in there can't even get a car, 90% of us uses public transportation, but when it comes to cellphones we cannot be beaten, lol