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Originally Posted by Firann View Post
The iphone is cheaper... Its not apple's fault AT&T are pricing like that!
who is to say at&t isnt paying apple more for the iphones and offsetting the price with an up in the plan cost?

and i missed what duckieho was trying to say. did you mean they arent taking into account what the old phones are worth now?
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post #12 of 35
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The iphone is cheaper... Its not apple's fault AT&T are pricing like that!
Yeah it is. It's a plan to make more money. Why do you think Apple makes it so you have to sign up for a plan even when you buy it from their own stores? At least with the old iPhone you could buy it off the Apple Site. Not this one. They did it because they lost money from the people who unlocked them. Apple gets a percentage of all Plan sales that are tied to the iPhone. That's how AT&T has kept exclusivity of it here in the states.
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post #13 of 35
OMG you mean you have to pay more for a faster connection!?!?! I never woulda thunk it

The phone costs less. The plan costs more - because you're getting more for it.
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post #14 of 35
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OMG you mean you have to pay more for a faster connection!?!?! I never woulda thunk it

The phone costs less. The plan costs more - because you're getting more for it.

A faster connection that most people can't even use.
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post #15 of 35
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No way to get it plan-less?
They do have that option "Pay As You Go" in UK for O2, not sure about ATT tho
post #16 of 35
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A faster connection that most people can't even use.
3G coverage is great around me..... All of NYC and northern NJ.
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3G coverage is great around me..... All of NYC and northern NJ.
Lucky you. most of the US is still 3g lacking unless you want to pay $100 a month for verizon.
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post #18 of 35
what duckihoe is saying is that they are not taking into account the time value of money. It looks like its costing more but money in the future is worth less. NPV net present value will tell you how much its worth in the future they are just adding it up but really you have to discount it bye the rate of return on treasury bills.
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post #19 of 35
Now what people don't realize is that the first iPhone wasn't a 3G phone, so naturally its data plan was cheaper. Now that the iPhone is a 3G phone, it has to use the 3G data plan, which naturally costs more.
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post #20 of 35
Here's some food for thought on AT&T's 3g coverage.



I live in Savannah which is at the coast right on the GA/SC border. Well I don't plan on driving to Columbus, Athens, or Atlanta (The only 3 cities in GA with 3g coverage) anytime soon. Why should I have to pay more for features I can't use?
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