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Author:   tohapply
Date:   Mar 29, 13 at 12:18am (PST)
Subject:   T-Mobile’s iPhone discounts are for customers only
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Sorry, you can’t buy a $580 iPhone 5 from T-Mobile and then sign up with another carrier — you have to give T-Mo at least once month of service.
T-Mobile is still selling a commitment-free iPhone for full price even if it doesn’t stand to gain from the transaction as a service provider. T-Mobile is essentially becoming a phone retailer as well as carrier, and I think that has significant implications for the industry.



Author:   Bri
Date:   Mar 29, 13 at 3:30pm (PST)
Subject:   re: T-Mobile’s iPhone discounts are for customers only
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The advantage with T-Mobile's new thing is that you get to finance the phone. Sure, the phone + a month of service would equal the same amount as buying it from the Apple store, just about. But being able to pay $20 a month would be a god-send for people like me who can't afford to pay $700 up front.

Either way, for once you are getting relatively fair plan rates rather than paying out the ass for two years for a subsidized phone with AT&T, Verizon and having an annoying contract to boot.


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