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Old July 28th, 2013, 03:17 PM   #7 (permalink)
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Originally Posted by kisby View Post
I've read similar articles and seen those numbers. But there's another reality. If I buy my phone outright, my monthly service fees do not go down just because Verizon is not "subsidizing" the cost of the phone. Essentially, I am paying for a subsidized phone, but not getting one. I am on a family plan that includes three phones. Verizon is the only practical carrier in my area due to the superior coverage. I like to upgrade every year or so and don't want to be stuck with last year's technology.
This drives me crazy. I would be happy to pay full price for a phone if not for the built in subsidy.
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