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Old Feb 22, 2011, 11:44 PM   #26
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You didn't really think it takes 24 months to work off that $400 subsidy, did you?
No no, not at all. However I did not think it was possible to give such an extremely low rate to anyone! Just bothers me that even if were to buy the phone at retail, I still would paying $89 a month.
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Old Feb 23, 2011, 07:35 AM   #27
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That would be nice if carriers in the US gave people the option of paying full price and getting lower price plans or paying less and getting higher priced plans....

They obviously wouldn't offer a deal if they knew at $25 it wouldn't be profitable.
T-Mobile offers cheaper plans with a full price purchase. Just no iPhone yet.

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Old Feb 23, 2011, 10:07 AM   #28
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Wow. Awesome. Thanks for the credit when I posted about this a week ago!

Verizon Offering Apple Store Employees Amazing Deal
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Old Feb 23, 2011, 11:10 AM   #29
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Wow - I am amazed at the people that are upset over somebody getting a better deal than they are.

Or even worse, thinking there is a law against it.

If they want to give somebody a FREE phone, they can do it. It is their business and their decision.

Grow up and stop thinking somebody owes you something.

Or that life is fair, or some other silly idea.
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Old Feb 23, 2011, 01:17 PM   #30
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Doesn't seem like anything out of the ordinary. Most cell phone providers offer discounts to a plethora of corporations and companies.
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Old Feb 23, 2011, 10:39 PM   #31
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Why all the complain?

Verizon employees probably get free phones and free services from the company.

Apple employees are the ones who actually selling iphones, so Verizon is really offering some nice deals, so they would offer verizon service to their customers instead of AT&T service.

Why is everyone upset? They work for these companies and they have earned their discounts. You guys are not employees on Verizon or apple.

Go get a job at apple or verizon, then. Blame your employers for not giving you a benefit like this.
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Old Feb 24, 2011, 03:02 AM   #32
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How are those people holding those iphones like that? If I do that without a case I loose service.
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Old Feb 24, 2011, 03:03 AM   #33
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I'm not sure about that. I'm paying like $73 a month after tax with ulimited mobile to ANY mobile, unlimited text and unlimited FAST 3g internet (I get around 4mbps around here) - tmobile barely has 3g anywhere.
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Old Feb 26, 2011, 11:31 AM   #34
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Well, I agree that we get gouged in the U.S., but our prices should be somewhat higher considering the shear land area carriers have to cover. Also, AT&T and Verizon are both the "luxury" carriers in the U.S. Sprint and T-Mobile have much scarcer coverage and their price reflects that.
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Old Feb 26, 2011, 02:31 PM   #35
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Why are you all complaining? So what we pay $25 or less for our plans? the markup you guys pay, pay for things like the new LTE network, etc etc. Apple's iphone prob only costs them $200-$250 to make. Does that mean they should lower their $600 retail? No.

I own a few verizon stores and im on the old Agent plan and i play $18 with tax a month for 1500 minutes and unlimited texts. and 100% discount on any feature (like if i want wifi tether; etc.)
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Old Feb 26, 2011, 03:19 PM   #36
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and oh yeah guys, at&t gives a similar plan to att and apple employees. AT&T, Sprint, Tmobile, Verizon have been doing this for ages for their employees.

oh & BTW verizon sales people get paid pretty well. Most can make $50-60k with commissions.
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Old Feb 26, 2011, 05:45 PM   #37
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I pay over $85 a month for an iPhone on Verizon, with a discount! Apple retail employees nor Verizon employees should have any special rates aside from the % discount we all receive. I would actually consider leaving Verizon and going to AT&T out of spite. I don't know why I am so mad about this but if its confirmed Verizon will be hearing from me!
Wow. That was the biggest whine ever. Go start your own company and set your own rules.
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Old Mar 1, 2011, 02:09 PM   #38
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This is standard practice for any retailer that sells cellular phones in the US. There are actually some carriers that provide plans with more minutes for less money, as well as a discounted or free handset. In fact VZW typically gives a free handset plus the heavily discounted rate plan with phones other than iPhone. This is not illegal. It is not even uncommon. Get over it, or get a job selling cell phones.....
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Wow. Thats pretty cool. But Att is still amazing for me. But then again.. $25 a month is half what I pay my parents now for my iPhone.... Dang.
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Old Mar 8, 2011, 04:27 AM   #40
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I pay $55 for my verizon service which includes unlimited data and text plus 450 minutes and five additional numbers I can call as much as I want. While not as good as $25, I am happy.
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Wow - I am amazed at the people that are upset over somebody getting a better deal than they are.

Or even worse, thinking there is a law against it.

If they want to give somebody a FREE phone, they can do it. It is their business and their decision.

Grow up and stop thinking somebody owes you something.

Or that life is fair, or some other silly idea.
You have a point at least on the "crab mentality" and "dog in the manger" attitude that many exhibit. That whole attitude of "If I can't have it then no one else should" is sad. Mindsets like these are often rooted in poverty, spite and envy.

Then again I think many others are not spiteful or envious but just sick of ATT, VZ and other carriers raping us blind. I also feel sorry for those who try to defend overly aggressive and downright greedy practices of certain aspects of business and economics. They do this often because they are either part of that elite in some way or even worse they sadly try to associate the ideals of that elite in hopes they may join it someday.

Bottom line.... I think people just want more options and a fair deal. Options as in more flexible pricing and plans. A fair deal would be something more in line to what the telcoms in Europe offer iphone and ipad customers.

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