- 04-16-2012, 04:26 PM #26
- 04-16-2012, 04:42 PM #27
- 04-17-2012, 04:34 AM #28
Lastly, i am not blaming Apple for anything. You say Verizon already makes rediculous profits, but from what? Here's a hint, its not from the selling of phones.
- 04-17-2012, 09:40 AM #29
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- 04-17-2012, 04:22 PM #30
people just don't understand that this is the way the world is moving. it's pretty simple really, if you don't like it, don't get a cellphone (or get a burner instead). What did you think was going to happen? Did you think they were going to lower costs or something? Get real
- 04-17-2012, 04:41 PM #31and who do you think subsidizes the rest? Yup, Verizon. Apple sure isn't providing them with any discounts.And when consumers break contracts early, paying a termination fee still doesn't always add up to the cost of what Verizon paid for the device. In the end they lose.
When you look at things as a whole, you can better see VZ is not trying to line there pockets. But merely, trying to offset some the costs from broken commitments and other things. When carriers subsidize phones it immediately impacts there bottom line (negatively). Remember, they pay in advance to Apple the full cost of the device. What if the carriers didn't subsidize a device?
Just Me, D
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- 04-17-2012, 07:10 PM #32
There does need to be some tweaking on the data plans and how they are packaged. The issue with the carriers is, they are not making up the difference for selling phones on subsidy, with there plans.
The new chatter from the carriers is, stopping subsidies on some devices. Now thats a sting we will all feel if, carried out. To me, that's a drastic move but it's all about the margins to them.
Right, wrong, indifferent wireless companies are going to find ways to deal with thier cost. Like the next person I do not want to pay any more than I have to, but this $30 charge to upgrade may be better than the alternatives.
- 04-17-2012, 07:25 PM #33
- 04-19-2012, 08:55 AM #34
Well, well, well... lookie here... apparently Verizon does need the $30/upgrade to cover their costs... their NET REVENUE for LAST QUARTER were only a paltry $3.91 BILLION. Tough to survive on that. Plus they added nearly 750,000 NEW subscribers...
- 04-28-2012, 12:40 PM #35
If it keeps costs down for me in the long run, then I am fine with the extra 30.00. Now I will be buyng my two iphones at retail, but I like having the option to go on contract for the reduced price vs. being forced to always purchase retail price due to having no carrier subsidies. I agree with the op who said if one can afford to shell out a couple hundred for an iphone, bb, whatever, then 30 dollars is not that critical to the overall picture. Either that or sell back your old phone and get that thirty bucks paid for completely.
- 04-28-2012, 01:29 PM #36
Interesting development... I bought an iPhone 4S upgrade a the Apple store rather that at my provider's store (AT&T), and was not charged any upgrade fee. It's been 3 months... wonder how VZW handles that? Maybe a "backdoor" around the fee?
- 04-28-2012, 03:11 PM #37