@kzi - you're right, the money has got to come from somewhere. A subsidy is nice, but they're going to recoup that loss elsewhere.
This seems like it might be temporary. Are they really raising the prices of all other phones to push people into the iPhone? This would make me angry. I agree the subsidy model should go away. Interesting timing on this one if that's the case.
This is all because we Americans (as a culture) are all about the instant gratification. To the average person, if you told them that if you save you're money, buy the phone you want at a retail price and shop for the best monthly rate that it would actually save them money, they'd just look at you like you were crazy and cry about how "the man" doesn't pay them enough to have the luxuries they somehow believe they are entitled to at birth. corporations know this so they put a pretty price on everything up front and milk it from you over time.
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that mail in rebate form is for authorized agents, not corporate vzw locations...
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What the hell people instead of paying 299.99 with a mir of 100 for the x youll only pay 199.99 with the new changes and forget about filling out mir form which is a pain in the butt.
Do we know for sure that they are dropping the Verizon store price of the $150+ phones by $100, or is that just conjecture? Do we know for sure that this is not just effectively a $100 price increase?
Love verizon's policy changes lately. Really looking out for their customers.
-No more early upgrade on a 2 yr contract
-No more unlimited data
-Your phone has hotspot app, but it's extra
-The next phone you buy will be more expensive
+Hey, we lowered the insurance by $1.00/month, awesome! Oh, but the deductible went up though. sorry
Am I missing anything?
-Oh yeah 4G data plans will be higher too. thanks