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Originally Posted by Darkpriest667 View Post

My own personal comment is "google why you not start own wireless cell service?" if google started the service and partnered with samsung they would demolish ATT Verizon Sprint and Tmobile.
Because they now own a hardware manufacturer.
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If Google really wanted to do that, they have enough money to buy TMobile. They must have a good reason not to right?
Reason: see above.


As a result from the AT&T monopoly and it's subsequent break up (and then absorption), a telecommunications company cannot own a hardware manufacturer and vice versa.
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on att and t mobile, it's been announced already.

I hope they subsidize it. I don't want to pay full retail. These things don't hold their value like the iPhone does.
Edited by WhiteCrane - 5/15/13 at 5:59pm
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Originally Posted by sherlock View Post

If Google really wanted to do that, they have enough money to buy TMobile. They must have a good reason not to right?

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Because they now own a hardware manufacturer.
Reason: see above.


As a result from the AT&T monopoly and it's subsequent break up (and then absorption), a telecommunications company cannot own a hardware manufacturer and vice versa.


I thought that law expired? How is google able to be an ISP (which is considered a telecommunications company) and own motorola?
 
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post #44 of 54
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I hope they subsidize it. I don't want to pay full retail. These things don't hold their value like the iPhone does.

then get an iphone.
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then get an iphone.

I had an iPhone for 4 years. I hated it. But I liked being able to sell both of them for $350 - $400 after my contracts were up each time. This Galaxy S4 will barely be worth anything after a 2yr contract, because there is no market for used ANDROID phones. How does someone go from 'earning' $350 at the end of a contract to spending $650 for an unsubsidized device? Can't do it. AT&T should subsidize it, or reduce my bill for supplying my own phone.

Maybe I'll buy a new subsidized iPhone 5 and sell it immediately (unopened) to get it's retail value on eBay to buy this thing? I'd probably come out ahead.
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The cheapest VZW S3 for sale is $310 on swappa. Not sure why you don't think they hold value.

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I think I may be the only person that doesn't like stock android on a handset. I like it on tablets though, weird right. (Full Disclosure: HTC One owner.)
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The cheapest VZW S3 for sale is $310 on swappa. Not sure why you don't think they hold value.
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Galaxy S3??? It's less than 7 months old... I have to wait 2 years (contract) to sell my next phone. A 7 months old iPhone would be worth over $600 easily. Huge difference.
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Galaxy S3??? It's less than 7 months old... I have to wait 2 years (contract) to sell my next phone. A 7 months old iPhone would be worth over $600 easily. Huge difference.

huh? Most US carriers started selling them in July so it is 10 month+ old in the US(International version launched in April-May last year). Where did you pull that "7 month old" from?

Granted on Gazalle a AT&T Iphone 4($150) is worth twice as much as a AT&T GS2 ($70).
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IPhones don't evolve much in looks or performance as fast as android does, so they hold there value a Lil better to the iPhone creeps...I mean peeps.
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