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For those mad about the Nexus One price

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by prowler63, Jan 5, 2010.

  1. prowler63

    prowler63 Member
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    For those B**ing about the cost of the nexus one take a look at this link.

    http://www.slashgear.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/01/billshrink_google_nexus_one_price_comparison.jpg

    It shows that The nexus one saves you $1300 over the lifespane of 2 years
    $1300!!!! THATS HUGE!!!!
    Just think about it, You can own almost 3 (unlocked) nexus ones for the price of 1 iphone (over 2 years).

    Thats not even considering if you get the nexus one unlocked and pay the 59.99/mo (even more plus plan).

    So now do you think the nexus one is priced to high?
     

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  2. LADude

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    Who really keeps a phone for two years?
     
  3. jbrinkley

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    old dudes like me do, plus my limit is 600 or less every two years.
     
  4. XM_JDM

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    You think thats old, my dad still totes around his Motorola V600. ROFL.
     
  5. LADude

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    I'm probably older than you.

    However, I still have my old RAZR...I REALLY need a smart, er, superphone.

    Why'd google have to make this so complicated? If it were a simple matter of going into TMO and upgrading, I would have done so already!

    The more I look at this, the more they're screwing their existing customers. I've been with them ever since they entered the LA market, and get the loyalty plan.
     
  6. jbrinkley

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    I won't lie, I'll be 39 in ten days.
    It's really not complicated. Buy the phone unlocked and put your SIM in.
    Or order with new 2 yr contract. If you're a current customer and eligible for upgrade then go that route.

    Buying unlocked phones really is the way to go. I haven't been in a phone store in 8 years.
     
  7. cwrig

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    This "savings" is all based on hopping on TM's cheap plans. Who wants to be on TM?
     
  8. protagonist

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    Anyone complaining about its unlocked price has obviously never bought a high end unlocked phone before! :) And that is a good thing, it shows that more and more people are being exposed to the idea of making an investment in a high end device that is free of carrier obligations.
     
  9. mcc

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    I'm not complaining. I'm going to use mine on AT&T with no data or SMS plan, as I've been using my HTC Wizard for the last 3-1/2 years. $529 for a smartphone is much better than $xxx + $720 for a data plan that I don't need. AT&T needs to realize that some customers have access to WiFi wherever they are and have no use for cell data.
     
  10. lionelhuts

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    Price points are really based on an individual's situation.

    If a person already owns another smartphone, then that cost has already been incurred. Therefore, it really isn't fair to say, for example, $530 (N1) versus $199 (iPhone 3GS) for people who already own a 3GS. I suppose one could always sell the iPhone.

    Take my situation. I pay $70 per month for my iPhone 2G. I get unlimited Edge, unlimited texting, and more than enough minutes (my rollover minutes are actually expiring).

    If I went to T-Mobile with the N1, I would be paying $60 per month. Granted, that would also get me 3G speeds, but I would also have to fork over $530 for the N1. That means it would cost me $530 to save just $10/month and upgrade to 3G? And since T-Mobile in my area is not great, I would get Edge anyway (check the T-Mobile map for the suburbs of Buffalo, NY). Therefore, it would take 53 months for me to break even and get service essentially equivalent to what I already have.

    So while for some, it might be a great deal. But that doesn't mean the price isn't high for others.
     
  11. freethinker

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    Ive been with tmobile for 5yrs and I really have no complaints and I don't see myself going to any other company. With that said i'm one of those unluckies that have a family plan and spending $530 on a cell phone is completely out of the question.

    I don't mind contracts because honestly i'm not going anywhere, so if a rep says you need to extend your contract two years, its usually not a big deal.

    Like someone said before, most people who are fanatics about the newest cell phones won't keep their phone for 2 yrs, so the savings really doesn't matter for most.

    Also a lot of people, like myself do not have that type of cash upfront, don't get me wrong, I think what google has done is a great idea, however it really sucks to be one of those people who have one option when it comes to purchasing.:(

    PS- Did google say this is going to be the first of many phones like this?
     
  12. MartinS

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    The price isn't bad, for the UK when converted comes out to around
     
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