Originally Posted by reverie
Why are people so obsessed with those "free" phones? Hello, there's still a $2000 contract attached to each "free" phone!
I totally agree, and so do most people here (at least I think so). The thing however is that you have people that think about this kind of argument, and those that don't think about it. As most people don't, they see the initial price, and that is what is important to them. So if you take two equal phones, one subsidised with a higher price-plan and 1$, and one less subsidised, but with a lower price-plan, where the overall cost is cheaper for the one with a higher entry price, I will guarantee you that most people would buy the 1$ phone.
It's just they way things are. I for one will buy an iPhone in the UK for probably 300£ and a 24 months subscription of 25£/month. Overall cost is about 900£ over two years, and it suits my needs (there aren't that many minutes and texts, but I'm interested in the internet connection, and the iPhone of cours
). But how many people do consider the overall cost of the phone plus plan when buying it? I don't know any.