Originally Posted by elliots11
My iPhone is a life saver for living in a new city. GPS helps me get where I need to go and find new and useful stuff around me. Streaming radio keeps me from getting bored at work. Any time I need to know anything I reach in my pocket and in 5 minutes I'm a lot more informed. Does it justify the cost of the service? In my case probably, but it's still to expensive, and I can't wait for it to go to other carriers for competitive pricing.
Right, the sooner Apple moves to other carriers the faster the price will come down for both the iPhone and the service. People like myself who can't justify it's high monthly cost or need it will buy one because they want one.
I can afford a iPhone easily, I can afford a Rolls Royce too (if I want to live in it), I just can't justify it's costs. $80 a month is INSANE and not a good value when I got one for $15 a month. That monthly $80+ bill coming in from AT&T just makes me sick, I didn't like it when I was with them before. I was so happy to quit and get a pre-paid phone instead.
I'd rather pay a upfront cost for the phone and service for a year and be done with it, not get soaked every month. It's like dealing with beggars "got some change?" over and over.
Perhaps if I paid someone to take care of all my bills, but then I got to pay them. Will someone work a year if I pay them up front? Or will they just take off with the money?
Apple should use any carrier and encourage a yearly "all you can eat" pre-paid plan.
That would make me happy. Less hassle. Less begging. Sell a hell of a lot of iPhones too.