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Not everybody you see on the streets understand when you get a contract, you are over paying for the phone.

You usually pay less for the phone than you would with a Sim-only and the handset.

Example math:

When I bought my S3, they were £450. A Sim free for Unlimited texts, 300 minutes and 1GB Data was £14/month. Over 24 months that's £336 for the Sim and £450 for the phone, giving a total of £786 over £24 months.

I got my S3 on contract at £26/month for 24 months which comes to £624. Take away the price of the Sim only and I've only paid £288 for a Samsung Galaxy S3 a week after its release! And at the end of that contract I get a free upgrade phone (which will be an S5 by that time) which I will be able to sell for more than £288, meaning my contract has actually made me money and given me a free handset!

MATHS.
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That's still £300 more than my Nexus 4 over the same period though
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That's still £300 more than my Nexus 4 over the same period though

I know there are cheaper phones, but I'm just using mine as an example.

In my case, by the end of the contract, my phone has been free. Even ignoring the upgrade phone, you don't over-pay for the phone at all as the poster I replied to said you do.
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Plus it's easier to get a phone on contract and it's cheaper initially. No £300 to fork over straight away.
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Plus it's easier to get a phone on contract and it's cheaper initially. No £300 to fork over straight away.

Unless you're really young, then there can be credit issues like I had. The only choice I had back then was to get a cheap sim-only and buy my handsets mad.gif.
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Because they get more commission. They can't really sell Apple products for a higher price than the Apple store next door.

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Bingo


To your points. If that is true then why do the carriers even sell them? Obviously if the margins are lower on the iPhones they wouldn't be promoting them would they?

Just because it's not as profitable doesn't mean you shouldn't sell it at all. It's a choice for the business and customer to make.
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When I bought my S3, they were £450. A Sim free for Unlimited texts, 300 minutes and 1GB Data was £14/month. Over 24 months that's £336 for the Sim and £450 for the phone, giving a total of £786 over £24 months.

Either way, thats alot of money.


Even if i was on a good income, i don't think i could justify spending that much on a portable device (and relevant services) that could easily get lost, damaged, or stolen.


I usually set myself a limit of about £200 tops for any mobile/smartphone.
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Either way, thats alot of money.


Even if i was on a good income, i don't think i could justify spending that much on a portable device (and relevant services) that could easily get lost, damaged, or stolen.


I usually set myself a limit of about £200 tops for any mobile/smartphone.

That was my point though, when you factor in the upgrade phone you get, if you were to sell it, the effective cost of the contract I showed would be about £280. I'm too attached to my phone to lose it tongue.gif!
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