Free Runner price vs iphone 3G price
higleylh at gmail.com
Tue Jun 10 22:15:45 CEST 2008
I think what Ian is trying to say is that contract or not, you still have to
pay for your phone service and data service. So if you spend US$50/mo on a
data plan, it does come out to be more expensive with the FreeRunner if and
*only if* you plan to use the phone for two years. if you plan on ditching
it in a year, then the FreeRunner is much cheaper (you have that contract
buy out fee).
Thankfully, I have a pay as go SIM card that allows me to use GPRS. I pay
about 10 Euros (US$15) a month with my current total usage (voice and
data). Somehow I see that going way up when I get the FreeRunner just with
the data I'll be using. I pay roughly 4 Euro Cents per 10kb. In this case,
the iPhone is way more expensive than an iPhone.
On Tue, Jun 10, 2008 at 12:05 PM, Dave O'Connor <doc at skynet.ie> wrote:
> You've forgotten about the extra grand and a half in contract charges.
> (that's just in the US, I hate to think what they'll be like here in
> Seems inexpensive to me :)
> On Tue, 10 Jun 2008, Jorge . wrote:
> > Hello everyone,
> > I dont pretend to start a flamewar of "FreeRunner vs iPhone". Everyone
> knows their advantages and disadvantages and at least for me the main reason
> to buy an openmoko is the freedom.
> > But the new iPhone 3G price was announced, and the 8 Gigas version will
> cost only $199 USD and it automatically makes the OpenMoko phone expensive,
> because they have similar characteristics... this could discourage many
> possible buyers, for purely economical reasons.
> > I dont know if the FreeRunner price can be changed at this moment, but
> now the FreeRunner is less competitive than the iPhone in terms of price.
> > Best wishes
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