Linked by Thom Holwerda on Fri 17th Aug 2012 22:48 UTC
PDAs, Cellphones, Wireless I always see The Netherlands - my home country - as a small, easily graspable version of other, larger and more important western countries and even the west as a whole. In light of this, Tweakers.net's Arnoud Wokke points to a very interesting report about the Dutch telecommunications market. This reports notes a trend that, if present in the rest of the world, could have serious effects for phone makers.
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Honestly ...
by WorknMan on Sat 18th Aug 2012 00:58 UTC
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I would rather just pay the $600+ up front and pay a cheaper monthly rate, thereby saving money over time. However, with some carriers in the US (like Verizon), the monthly fee is the same whether you buy the phone up front, or get it at a subsidized rate. Therefore, it makes no sense to pay full price on the phone.

This may be different on other carriers in the US, but not sure. I'm on my parents' family plan on AT&T now, so saving quite a bit from what I was paying with Verizon.

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