Since our phones are subsidized by the carrier on the promise you pay 24 months of 50 plus dollars, the carrier will recoup the cost of the phone. With this said, after 2 years, your monthly rate stays the same. So the carrier is making even more off you now that the portion of the bill no longer goes to paying off your hardware. Shouldn't it be law to get a discount? or should we just resign, take the new phone and sell the old one? This is what I always do. Simply because they won't discount your rate when you bring your own phone.