Apple's ex-CEO calls for a cheaper iPhone
Posted 17 January 2013 - 07:38 AM
Posted 17 January 2013 - 08:55 AM
Except that you paid around $20 extra per month for that perk. $240 over 2 years. So you paid at least $480 for the phone.
Posted 17 January 2013 - 09:06 AM
I am running just fine with an Unlimited Data Plan and iPhone 5. You can't share the plan, no Face Time or tethering, but you don't have to give it up to upgrade. Make sure AT&T does try to sneak in a change as others have reported, review the final docs.
Posted 17 January 2013 - 10:41 AM
I don't believe you'll lose your unlimited plan. Unless things have changed, AT&T (and I assume Verizon) will let grandfathered subscribers keep their current plans.
Posted 17 January 2013 - 10:56 AM
More than likely he paid back full retail price plus interest and fees. Service providers don't "subsidize" anything. They provide the device for an up front down payment and what is essentially a loan with a minimum number of monthly payments or repayment of the balance of the loan, plus fees, for early termination.
The difference with the carrier "loan", mistakenly referred to as a subsidy, is that you continue to make monthly payments well after the handset has been paid in full if you don't upgrade to another handset or opt for a cheaper service plan at the end of the contract period.
Posted 17 January 2013 - 11:01 AM
Any news on when Bloomberg expects to interview current and past members of the janitorial staff at Apple?