Originally Posted by Ankh
But, auspex, that "deduction" from the tab, it isn't free. If there was no "tab" system whatsoever, but we had an option of pure "BYO phone", the service should be cheaper, no?
And that is what I said, I found no service where they offer a "sim-only" discount. None of them tells us "it costs X dollars with phone purchase plan, Y dollars if you bring your own phone".
Why would the service be cheaper? Usually when you get a phone with your data/void plan the phone is locked to the company so you get it a bit cheaper. If you buy your own phone you have more freedom to change phone company and the data/voice plan is more expansive.
In Sweden the cost is the same or the sim-only option is more expensive.