SIM cards for Freerunner (was Free Runner price vs iphone 3G price)

Stroller linux.luser at
Wed Jun 11 19:29:57 CEST 2008

On 11 Jun 2008, at 15:44, Joe Pfeiffer wrote:

> ian douglas writes:
>> Joe Pfeiffer wrote:
>>> when I went to get a sim card to use in my moko, I was
>>> unable to find one without getting a subsidized phone to go with it.
>> TMobile did this for me in about 15 minutes at one of their  
>> stores, and
>> I didn't even have my Neo with me at the time. I simply told them  
>> I had
>> an unlocked international GSM-capable phone and I just needed a  
>> SIM card
>> for it.
> Did you get a lower price on your contract than you would have with a
> phone?  Yes, they would have let me pay for a subsidized phone without
> giving me the phone...

Where the heck are you?

To the British it is quite *obvious* that a contract without a phone  
is cheaper.

The most obvious example of this is that one can choose how much to  
pay up front - on can choose the phone "for free" with one set of  
tariffs, or pay £75 on purchase and get the same number of minutes  
for £10 a month less (on an 18-month contract, for example). One can  
also get much cheaper contracts when no phone purchase is involved.


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