Originally Posted by Mike20878
Oh, where have you seen pricing on the Inc 4G? I thought it was just announced.
No your right. I went back through all the various tech blogs trying to find where I read it was $149 and I couldn't. Just some speculation as such.
Edited post above to indicate speculated.
I will say this however, if it comes in at $299, Verizon has lost their mind. Since when did we as the customer base agree to pay that much for an on-contract phone? This goes for all the phones that come in at that price. The DX was the flagship for a long time on Verizon and it was $199 at release date. I think the whole $299 thing came into play when phones went to 4G LTE. Problem is, for an unlimited plan, I can somewhat see where Verizon is coming from (not that I agree). But with capped plans, they're out of their freaking minds if they think I'm going to pay 1/2 the cost of the phone to lock myself into a two year contract with data caps. That phone over the course of two years is going to cost the user at least $1,020 not including voice usage charges and texts (which is another sham). Figure $299 price for the phone, then add in 24 months at $30/month for data and that is how I came up with my numbers. That's pretty expensive just to be able to use the internet on the go when not connected to wifi. If you were tethering, it would make sense but they charge extra for that even (unless you're rooted). Over the course of two years, you're paying over $2400 when factoring in voice/text/data for that phone. That's a crap ton of money I don't care who you are.
Until people stop doing too, we're going to be stuck with that pricing. Heck, I wouldn't put it past them to raise it to $399 some day when the next "Super Phone to end all phones is released".