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

Vinc Duran uberpfloyd at
Thu Jun 12 00:00:35 CEST 2008

News Flash! The US doesn't always make sense. I'm a United Statesian. I've
lived around and worked with Europeans for years and I'm always agreeing
that what we have doesn't seem sensible or doesn't appear thought out. It's
very screwy. It just is. :-)

On Wed, Jun 11, 2008 at 1:33 PM, Joe Pfeiffer <joseph at>

> Stroller writes:
> >
> >On 11 Jun 2008, at 15:44, Joe Pfeiffer wrote:
> >>
> >> 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.
> US.  To me, it's quite obvious that a contract without a phone
> *should* be cheaper, but that's a long way from "is" (it actually
> worked out for the best, since I've had a working phne all these
> months as a result).
> >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.
> I haven't seen anything like that here.  The plan costs what it costs;
> you can pay varying amounts up front for different phones.
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