Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 23rd Jul 2013 23:30 UTC
PDAs, Cellphones, Wireless If you're in the market for a smartphone, odds are you're looking at an Android phone. If you're looking at an Android phone, odds are you're looking at Samsung, and if you're exotic, you may be looking at a Nexus, HTC, LG, or maybe even Sony. Few of you will be considering Oppo. I, however, did.
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RE[3]: Too big
by aqd- on Fri 26th Jul 2013 14:49 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: Too big"
aqd-
Member since:
2009-02-16

Oh, the ignorance. The phone isn't free, the bill is just spread over 2 years. For a $500 phone that makes about $20/month that's added to your regular bill.


Where do you live?? Here the $500 is totally for 3G/call bill. You just have to pay them first at once, then you won't need to pay anything in about one year.

Edited 2013-07-26 14:51 UTC

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RE[4]: Too big
by WereCatf on Fri 26th Jul 2013 17:08 in reply to "RE[3]: Too big"
WereCatf Member since:
2006-02-15

"Oh, the ignorance. The phone isn't free, the bill is just spread over 2 years. For a $500 phone that makes about $20/month that's added to your regular bill.


Where do you live?? Here the $500 is totally for 3G/call bill. You just have to pay them first at once, then you won't need to pay anything in about one year.
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You're not making sense here. First you're talking about 2-year contracts and now you suddenly jump to 1-year contracts.

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RE[5]: Too big
by aqd- on Sat 27th Jul 2013 02:57 in reply to "RE[4]: Too big"
aqd- Member since:
2009-02-16

You're not making sense here. First you're talking about 2-year contracts and now you suddenly jump to 1-year contracts.


oh you misunderstand. Let me explain the details:

2-year contracts cost about $1,000 ($40 * 24), and it allows you to get a phone for free up to $500 - if you choose cheaper phones it's your loss. What it requires is for you to pre-pay the same amount of phone bills as the cost of phone itself first. So you pay $500 which equals to about 12 months of phone bills, and then you don't have pay phone bills until the accumulated sum of them exceed $500 (=> about a year later).


The $500 / 12 = ~ $40 covers unlimited 3G and totally free calls as long as caller/callee use the same MNO (it's our dominating MNO). Basically it guarantees a fixed amount of phone bills every month, no matter how many calls you make or how much you use Internet.


It's what we have here in Taiwan. I always thought the policy is the same everywhere in the world.

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