Interesting CNET article with regards to locked vs unlocked phones

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

  1. clevin macrumors G3


    Aug 6, 2006
    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


    Dec 2, 2006
    the OC
    the last two phones i bought were unlocked, and i'm thinking of getting another (rizr).
  3. tutubibi macrumors 6502a


    Sep 18, 2003
    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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