Originally Posted by ghostface147
Analyst blah blah blah. All I know is that I am used to a new subsidized iPhone each year, every year. If this changes, it'd suck. I am ready for The New iPhone this fall, but I happened to check my upgrade date yesterday and the upgrade date is May 2013. Screw that.....
I'm ready to get off that treadmill. Now that it's possible to get a regional carrier (which uses the AT&T network, so I won't lose any coverage) at a deeply discounted price with no subsidy, I'm going that way.
Originally Posted by KingKuei
The iPhone subsidy isn't outrageous and given what the carriers charge for data, it's clear that they're doing just great with their current pricing.
I'm paying $150 for two lines with limited data (2 GB on one line and 150 or 250 MB on the other). For $90, I can get two lines on Straight Talk with unlimited data. So I save $60 per month or $1440 over 2 years.
I can buy a new iPhone for $700 and sell my old one for about $300. My daughter's phone is about $400 and the old one will sell for perhaps $100. So my net cost is $600, saving me $840 over 2 years. Heck, even if I replace the phones EVERY year, I come out ahead.
Only 2 more months until my AT&T contract expires.
Originally Posted by uguysrnuts
This is how Apple laughs back-
Apple market cap: $593B
share price: $636
MS market cap: $260B
share price: $31
I like Apple's version better.
You forgot a few:
AT&T market cap: $182 B
Verizon market cap: $106 B
BITG Research market cap: $17.52