Interesting CNET article with regards to locked vs unlocked phones

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by swiftaw, Jan 24, 2007.

  1. clevin macrumors G3

    clevin

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    yes, unlocked phone is pricey, and not normal-user friendly. Its almost an attitude rather than a necessary for most users.
    But, still, few user would think about buy a phone that require them to switch network. In this case, extra $200 and freedom of picking and choosing ur networks might not be that bad, consider u have to pay $500(phone)+service termination fee (up to $200)+cingular activation fee $36.
     
  2. siurpeeman macrumors 603

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    the last two phones i bought were unlocked, and i'm thinking of getting another (rizr).
     
  3. tutubibi macrumors 6502a

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    I would never buy locked phone.
    I can maybe understand carriers locking those cheap $100 and less phones. But if I am spending $500 or $1000 I think phone should be unlocked. Buying locked phone is like buying TV that works with only one cable provider.

    So carriers: why not remove phone subsidy and instead reduce price of plans?
     

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