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 <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> 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 > Canada). > > 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 > > > > > > > > _________________________________________________________________ > > Stop squinting -- view your photos on your TV. Learn more. > > > http://www.microsoft.com/windows/digitallife/default.mspx?deepLink=photos > > _______________________________________________ > > Openmoko community mailing list > > firstname.lastname@example.org > > http://lists.openmoko.org/mailman/listinfo/community > > > > > > _______________________________________________ > Openmoko community mailing list > email@example.com > http://lists.openmoko.org/mailman/listinfo/community >
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