What would you pay for a truely open phone?

Discussion in 'Android Forum' started by Icculus760, Apr 4, 2011.

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How much is it really worth to you?

  1. $75

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  2. $100

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  3. $125

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  4. $150

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  5. $200+

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  1. Icculus760

    Icculus760 Member

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    There's enough threads in various forums about P3D's recent post and plenty of better places to discuss your thoughts.

    I'm wondering how many of you would pay a premium to have a completely open phone: no encrypted bootloaders, no "you didn't take the OS push, you can't make calls anymore", no tethering restrictions, etc

    Assume every phone would be on a 2-yr contract on whichever provider you wanted, there would be no data restrictions for any reason, you'd have no warranty, and it would be a one-time fee ON TOP OF the normal price.

    I could see myself dropping an extra $100 to have this freedom if the carriers/manufacturers decide to lock things down and make us dependent on them for new OS versions. The only reason I haven't upgraded my OG Droid since its release is because of all the work the dev's have done to keep it looking & running fresh.

    ...and I can't edit my poll, so I guess nobody can vote for $0, which really sucks
     
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    Zero for me....rooting does nothing to get me to pay extra.

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    I would pay what I normally pay for a new phone. $200 on contract and about $600 off contract.
     
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    I can't decide between $125 and $150 :laugh:

    You should've formulated the poll better

    1 Nothing
    2 Less than $50
    3 Between $50 to $100
    4 $100-$200
    5 More than $200
     
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    Depends on specs.
     
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    Nothing more. U can root phones already. Why pay 4 it

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    the point of this thread is b/c of P3Droid's thoughts about the future of Android.
    I agree it's not worth paying extra for something we can do now

    But (PLEASE READ THIS CAREFULLY!!! what I am about to write is NOT what P3D said was happening, so PLEASE read the below link before commenting on my next line) if the only option in the future is "no rooting" or "rooting costing extra $", what, if anything, would you be willing to pay?

    http://www.droidforums.net/forum/dr...otloaders-rooting-manufacturers-carriers.html
     
  10. dfuser312553

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    I wouldn't pay a premium. It would cost the manufacturer the same or less so why pay more?
     
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    It would be like paying for wheels when you buy a car.....:huh:
     
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    That's how I look at it except the car comes with wheels; it's just you are not allowed to change them.
     
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