Re: Phones in US include a CONTRACT (Re: Do phones bought in Australia work in the Phils?)
- From: "Congenital Kano" <jrsdaddeletethis@xxxxxxxxxxx>
- Date: Mon, 2 Jan 2006 20:27:18 -0800
"Just JT" <JohnnyThor@xxxxxxxxxxx> wrote in message
> "LeeBat" <LeeBat@xxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
>> Hunh? Are we talking cell phones or am I merely conpuse? I paid like
>> US $70 for mine and they had them as low as US $39.
>> curious yellow
> The phones for sale in the US all include a PLAN with a specific provider.
> The cost of the eqpt is subsidised by the provider but you are have to get
> a 12-18 month contract with the said provider.
> The costs we quote are the direct cost of the equipment WITHOUT a CONTRACT
> with any provider.
Ectually, here is the States you can buy the phone without contract or with.
I got Maria a Razor for Christmas, and had the option of a) paying $99 with
a 2 year contract, $149 with a 1-year contract, or $399 without a contract.
This is for a high-end phone. You can get basic phones, sans contract, for
well under $100. Convenience stores sell phones as low as $49 with prepaid
cards like you get in the Pinas, but you don't have to buy a card when you
buy the phone.
I don't mind a 1-year contract, but you'd be crazy to go with a 2-year
plan - your tech will be so out of date you might as well send smoke
Still delighted with his dated Treo 650 Pig
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