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But, but, but... unit sales.... market share... winning...
Yes... Apple is the #2 smartphone vendor in the world. Apple is the Wendy's to Samsung's McDonalds.I'd love to hear your opinions of #3 or #4 though... if being #2 is so horrible.
Hmmmm... that might be the way to go!
Yeah... I'm a single user... so that's what I was basing the prices on. When you have 2 or more devices... the price becomes a little more manageable.Right now my VZW iPhone bill is roughly $88 a month for 450 minutes, unlimited data, and 500 texts. I've had that plan for years... dating back to my old Blackberry.No one in their right mind would pay $88 a month for a single flip-phone though I am kinda worried what will happen when I get the iPhone 5S later this year......
Back then Verizon voice plans started at $40 a month for a basic phone... and smartphones users had to pay an additional $30 a month for a data plan.Now it's the same $40 for voice for a basic phone... but smartphone users have to pay at least $40 for data (though you'll likely spend $50 or $60 a month for a usable amount of data). Prices went up.My points all along were:Smartphones cost more to use than featurephones... which is why there are still people who stick with...
Really?The cheapest basic Verizon phone plan is $40 a month for voice only... but the cheapest smartphone plan is $40 a month for voice and $40 a month for a paltry 300MB of data. You'll probably wanna add another $10 or $20 a month to get 1GB or 2GB of data.So that's between $80 and $100 a month for a smartphone... quite an increase over a basic phone.My point was... whatever it is that keeps people away from smartphones... this one-time discount on the device won't do...
Oh I get it..."Here's an iPhone for $100... now give us $100 a month for the next 2 years..."It was never about the cost of the device itself. The issue is the increased monthly fee for a smartphone plan.This "little help" isn't really that much in the grand scheme of things...
This is all well and good... but the primary reason people are still using featurephones are because they don't want or need to pay extra for a data plan. It's great they're giving featurephone customers a discount on the iPhone 5.... but their monthly bill will likely double when they get a smartphone plan.
I think the concept of "channels" is becoming obsolete anyway. Let's say someday you are able to subscribe a la carte and choose the 10 or 15 channels you actually want. 1. Your cable bill may not become cheaper... since the cable company will likely be charging more per channel. 2. You are still paying for those channels even when you're asleep or at work. Even if you only have 15 channels... those channels are still pumping out 360 hours of programming every single...
My point was I'll be paying for cell phone service over the next 18 years... it was never about the cost of the device.And that's what Adobe is doing now... Creative Cloud is kinda like software as a service.If you pay to use it... you can keep using it. But once your payments stop... so does your access to the software.Just like if I stop paying for my cell phone service.
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