Originally Posted by fdbryant3
I would answer yes to all of those, provided it saved me money in the long run. Which is a great irony with contract carriers, it often costs you more to have the contract than it does to buy a brand new phone and go with a pre-paid carrier.
Yes, and also the fact that most cell carrier contracts allow them to raise your rates while under contract! You're forced to only do business with them, while they can raise your rates, change your level of services, or even cancel your account (if they deem you to have violated their TOU).....what a racket!
I have a friend who just signed a 2 year contract with Sprint. When I asked her why, she said: "Well, they gave me a phone for free and I'm locking in a monthly rate." When I pointed out that A) that "free" phone was easily paid for by the $40 mo savings using Boost instead of Sprint, and B) Sprint can raise her rates and/or change the terms anytime they want (i.e. new data caps, new text caps, etc) all the sudden she wasn't too happy about signing the contract......