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Originally Posted by Dezixn View Post
Well it wasn't very hard with the iPhone.

Omg i can surf teh interwebs on my touch screen phone.

Omg i have a laptop and a phone for the same price. PWNED

oh boy, ur teh funnage, ur rly teh funnyge

lemme ask you... for $700, cant you buy a laptop and play AOE III on the go?
post #32 of 93
Hum.... Lets look at this a different way shall we:

$2038.76 is the total cost of the phone and plan (2 years) = $1019.38 per year = $84.95 per month.

That's about the same as a 1350 minute/month plan with AT&T ($5 more, so skip eating at McDonalds one day a month).

I'm not saying that everyone should go out and buy an iPhone, but I am saying that you shouldn't be turned off by the sticker shock.
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post #33 of 93
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Hum.... Lets look at this a different way shall we:

$2038.76 is the total cost of the phone and plan (2 years) = $1019.38 per year = $84.95 per month.

That's about the same as a 1350 minute/month plan with AT&T ($5 more, so skip eating at McDonalds one day a month).

I'm not saying that everyone should go out and buy an iPhone, but I am saying that you shouldn't be turned off by the sticker shock.
$1952.50 is the total cost of the phone and plan using present value. (The correct method of calculating future costs)

However, you have to factor in the fact you are already paying for a cell phone now. So you should only calculate in the cost over what you pay now plus the cost of the phone.
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post #34 of 93
Don't forget the 36 dollar activation fee! And the cost of going over on minutes or text messages (which I frequently do)

Having a cell phone is a luxury. 90 bucks a month isnt that bad.
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$1952.50 is the total cost of the phone and plan using present value. (The correct method of calculating future costs)

However, you have to factor in the fact you are already paying for a cell phone now. So you should only calculate in the cost over what you pay now plus the cost of the phone.
Doesn't that just prove my point more?
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Doesn't that just prove my point more?
Exactly... the plan isn't really that bad compared to any other plan.

THe only thing is the inital cost of the phone. That cost will go down. I beleive the BOM on the phone is less than $200. WIth increase mass production, it probably will drop to less than $150.

The original poster at Fudzilla is lacking economics understanding.
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Yes. Anything to make Apple look bad, these days.
Yes, noobs anymore...
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oh boy, ur teh funnage, ur rly teh funnyge

lemme ask you... for $700, cant you buy a laptop and play AOE III on the go?
Lulz NO! You'll need to invest well over $1000 for a good gaming lappy.
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Erm.....this phone IS expensive.

My phone (razr) was free, and my plan is 40 bucks a month. Yeah, I dont have a media player, and I cant send/check email but whooptie doo. I have a laptop to do that and an ipod to do the former.

Just way too expensive for me.

Not to mention, for those of you with blackberries, there is no iPhone encrypted email (too bad for you lawyers who need secure connections for clients), and there is NO interface to sync with an exchange server. So unless you are just checking personal mail (which makes the iPhone an even more absurd status symbol), there really isn't much point.
iPod + Laptop cost a lot more than an iPhone and are harder to carry around.

of course, you need a PC/Mac to use the iPhone, so...
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of course, you need a PC/Mac to use the iPhone, so...
Why? You don't have to own a PC/Mac to use the iPhone.
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