Why are other countries up in arms and America lazily sits back?

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  1. rxl125 macrumors regular

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    ATT's plans are robbery, why aren't we up in arms. I hope people stay away day 1. Our economy is in shambles. 15 extra dollars, on top of a high cell phone bill is crazy.
     
  2. slicecom macrumors 68020

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    Because compared to the other countries that are up in arms, America's iPhone plans are INCREDIBLY good. Canadians would kill for the American iPhone plan.
     
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    Have you thought about starting an online petition?
     
  4. jdcrow711 macrumors regular

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    at&t has been offering voice and data plans for quite some time. compare iphone to those prices --- how is it robbery?? people who want voice&data have paid that for quite some time without near this complaint.

    its been said time and again -- if you cant afford the plan then perhaps an expensive phone shouldnt be number one on your priority list
     
  5. wfj5444 macrumors 6502

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    Because caplitalism wins. We have money :D

    If anyone thinks they are poor, especially students, imagine living like a student your whole life. Much what it is like in most European countries for the average Joe.
     
  6. Loonytik macrumors 6502a

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    Lol....I hope you meant this as a joke. Have you ever seen any results from a petition?
     
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  8. .Andy macrumors 68030

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    You'll never know........
     
  9. edesignuk Moderator emeritus

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    Yes. America is rich where as most Europeans live in small single room huts made from poop and straw :rolleyes:

    Got to go, the cattle tied up outside my "front door" need milking before dinner.
     
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    Heatsinks for misguided angst.
     
  11. MojoWill macrumors 6502

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    rightttttttt

    the fact that my wage (which is average at 30,000GBP for UK) works out to be $60,000USD

    whats the US average wage? $45,000

    so eurpopeans are poor? do the maths yankies!
     
  12. .Andy macrumors 68030

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    I've been to europe and I can verify 100% this is how the average joe lives.
     
  13. rxl125 thread starter macrumors regular

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    Americans aren't rich, we just put everything on credit. Apple won't let you buy the phone with cash, which I think is against the law, but I digress..
     
  14. iPaul macrumors regular

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    These posts are getting old and annoying, quickly.

    If you think the economy is in shambles and are doing so poorly financially to the extent you just can't afford an extra $15.00/month (which brings iPhone pricing in line with every other smartphone) - DON'T BUY ONE.

    The prices are by far the most reasonable in the world and are in line with AT&Ts other pricing.

    It's simple - if you can't afford it, you don't buy it.
     
  15. DeaconGraves macrumors 65816

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    I think the better question is why don't people, across all nations, just choose not to buy the phone if they think its a rip-off.

    No need to take up arms for a gadget.
     
  16. alexboy45 macrumors regular

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    you have a door i only have a hole where the door should be. and you can affors straw. wow you are rich
     
  17. rxl125 thread starter macrumors regular

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    We live with 5 dollars a gal oil. If the teamsters stopped delivering goods, instead of passing the buck to the consumer, our oil would go down big time.


    We aren't smart enough to stay away when we can put everything on credit.
     
  18. alexboy45 macrumors regular

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    $5 a gallon. at the moment we are paying £5.95 a gallon (Diesel) and that works out at about $11.70
    $10.57 a gallon for petrol
    but lets not go there.

    so the iphone is good...
     
  19. bitslap47 macrumors 6502a

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    If anyone has a petition to sign about stopping these threads.... I'm in!
     
  20. RRK macrumors 6502

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    Lol, maybe they will start debating religion soon. ;)
     
  21. Voodoophone macrumors member

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    Why are other countries up in arms and America lazily sits back?

    I thought you were digressing onto issues about global warming and corrupt african regimes, then I realised you were talking about the iphone. again. ;)
     
  22. grapes911 Moderator emeritus

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    Back on topic . . .
    AT&T's iPhone plan, while $15 more than the previous, is in line with every major US carrier's smart phone plan. We might not like the increase, and I'm not certainly going to pay it, but it is a decent price in market. In other countries, the iPhone pricing is higher than other smart phone plans on the market. They have a right to be upset. If you want to fight the price in the US, don't fight the iPhone pricing, rather fight smart phone pricing in general.
     
  23. alexboy45 macrumors regular

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    so what do you think of this religion thing then. how does it feel in the hand. does it have gps
     
  24. drchipinski macrumors 6502

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    Easy there.....we do not need any bad blood.
     
  25. bitslap47 macrumors 6502a

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    Median or average...median wage is substantially less than the average wage.

    It looks like you are quoting median.
     
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