US is becoming crazy nation. How much can a blind person use a smartphone? How much can external organization dictate a company to design its product? If iPhone is a monopoly, this may make some sense. But but Google Android is dominating Apple iOS. Isn't this a fact by all kinds of media reports?
Good you agree with me the phone is not subsidized. I am not saying the telephone companies are raping us. They have a lot of other things to spend like building the LTE network. Further, they have been making the deals better recently. The multi-carriers model are benefiting the consumers.
Simple question to you. When does the $3120 go in two years? Only people poor in math think their smartphones are subsidized without thinking how much money they paid the telephone company in two years.