Free Runner price vs iphone 3G price
Carsten Haitzler (The Rasterman)
raster at openmoko.org
Wed Jun 11 02:48:32 CEST 2008
On Tue, 10 Jun 2008 14:57:04 -0700 Robert Taylor <subscribers at tinsputnik.com>
> ian douglas wrote:
> > Exactly.
> > Whether you get the iPhone, a Freerunner, a Nokia, a Samsung,
> > whatever... you still need to pay for the cellular service.
> > Yes, it's cheaper if you buy pay-as-you-go service, and yes, if you buy
> > the 'locked' iPhone (retail box from AT&T) you *must* buy into a contract.
> Sorry, to clarify.
> To clear up my previous post you are comparing to different things:
> A $600 SUBSIDIZED phone on a 2 year contract ($200 up front cost to
> subscriber) VS a $200 moko UNSUBSIDIZED phone PLUS a 2 year contract.
> Of course they are bloody the same price up front, THE MOKO ISN'T
> Please, compare equal things.
> If you want to compare a subsidized iPhone then compare a subsidized
> moko which will be free with any reasonable access plan.
slight catch. a subsidised neo likely wouldn't be open. subsidies are given to
phones because they get locked down to:
only work on that operators network
disable features so people must use the operator to send/get data
only allow software bought from your operator to run
i'm not saying these are specifically happening on specific phones, but this
kind of thing is what gets a phone subsidised down to $0. a freerunner
subsidised would now cramp your style (freedom). do you REALLY want that? :) so
in the end the only thing you can do is compare it to a full-priced iphone or
any other competition that is not locked down in any way by/to a carrier. then
you can compare. :)
> The moko is cheaper PERIOD and you won't be getting the new iPhones on
> ebay for 200 quid because YOU CAN'T BUY THEM WITHOUT A CONTRACT.
> If you want to buy a $600 dollar subsidized phone, fine go ahead. Why
> are you posting nonsense here?
> Goddamn. You guys make it really hard not to flame everyone on such
> simple calculations.
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