|02-17-2012, 07:03 AM||#91|
Join Date: Dec 2009
Location: Quincy, MA
Device: Sony PRS T1, Samsung Note 2, Samsung GMP 5, Nexus 7 32GB
They have a pay as you go plan, I purchased a discontinued Samsung phone for $129.00 put $100.00 worth of minutes on it which are good for an entire year, after which if I don't put say another $5.00 on any minutes left will expire. No additional cost and no contract.
This is all I need. I'm not interested in always upgrading to the latest phone.
|02-17-2012, 08:50 AM||#92|
Join Date: Dec 2011
Location: Canton Vaud, Switzerland
Device: iPad, Kindle 4NT, KK (left on plane!)
The whole 'buy a subsidized phone on a fixed term contract' thing for mobiles is very US-centric.
I think the 'own the phone beforehand' and 'get service from whoever' model is much more prevalent in Europe, for example. I have never bought a phone from a service provider (and I think I am on my 6th mobile now). In some European jurisdictions it is even illegal for a mobile to be locked by a carrier.
Of course, in most places you can buy the phone on a fixed contract if you can't afford to buy it outright.
In my case, I buy the devices I want and then get SIM cards from my employer and use those.
|02-17-2012, 10:00 AM||#93|
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Join Date: May 2010
Location: Duisburg (DE)
Device: PB 623
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