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Free Android phones are offered on Cnet? Is it possible?

Discussion in 'Android Lounge' started by ashey, Jun 12, 2010.

  1. ashey

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    * [FONT=&quot]Found astonishing news on cnet, get a free android phone. [/FONT] [FONT=&quot]Weekend steal: Get a free Android phone | The Cheapskate - CNET News It really cannot believe! Android phone is so hot that everyone would like to have one. Why does manufacture do this? How do they get money? There is even a HD video converter as bonus deal for android users. [/FONT]
     

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    They aren't really giving them away free. It's free with a contract and you still have to pay the $35 activation fee. At Amazon, you can already get the Eris and the Ally for free, and the Droid only costs you $20, and I'm pretty sure all of those come with Activation. So that deal really is not that good. And by the way, CNet is not giving away the phones, they were just informing people that Wirefly had the deal going on.
    And to address your last question about about how manufacturers make money, it's not the manufacturers giving them away. The manufacturers make them for Verizon or any other carrier, who then sells them whole-sale to other retailers, such as Wirefly. Wirefly is able to give them away for free because they still profit due to the money they get from Verizon for signing people up for the two year contract.
     
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    It's a bot, they're not actually asking a question, only trying to get you to buy a phone. It's their first post, and the grammar is like something out of an e-mail scam where you've just gotten a hundred million dollars.
     
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    [FONT=&quot]Thanks. I perused this news. In fact, we need to pay $35 instead of pay for phone, only converter is free. It is just their marketing method. Maybe I will pay another fee, like, monthly bill if I get this one. Their goal is to sell their phone and get money back.[/FONT]
     
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    [FONT=&quot]Hi caustic,[/FONT]

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    [FONT=&quot]I am not a bot. I just want to make sure it is true or not. [/FONT]
     

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