On Tue, 2008-06-10 at 18:08 -0700, ian douglas wrote: > Robert Taylor wrote: > > > If you want to compare the total cost, compare the total cost of buying > > the new iphone UNLOCKED at retail cost (you can't) plus the data package > > and THEN we can talk. > > But the consumer isn't asked to pay the full unlocked price of the > iPhone. Just because AT&T subsidizes the phone by lessening the profit > they make on the $100/month you'll pay them for using their service, the > consumer isn't paying "more" for the phone since they'd still have to > pay for the same voice/data service to use a Freerunner. It just means > AT&T makes more profit on the voice/data plan because they haven't > subsidized anything. > > And you still haven't followed up with how you calculated the iPhone to > cost 'twice' as much as the Freerunner. > I took the following approach (I am in The Netherlands): compare the price difference for a 24month contract with or without an iPhone (16GB) (Yes this is not the new one, but i suspect it will not differ too much).
Price for 24 mo with iPhone: 719,- eur with HTC Touch Diamond (just for comparison): 541,- without phone: 163,10 eur _______________________________________________ Openmoko community mailing list email@example.com http://lists.openmoko.org/mailman/listinfo/community