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#31 HellboundIRL

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    Neowinian

  • Joined: 24-January 06
  • Location: Ireland
  • OS: Windows 7 x64
  • Phone: Nexus 5

Posted 13 August 2013 - 14:10

Phone - iPhone 5 16gb Black - Vodafone IE - €99

  • unlimited calls to any network
  • unlimited texts to any network
  • 100 worldwide minutes
  • 100 worldwide texts
  • 2GB Data
  • 24 month contract

€55 per month - comes out to €1419 total including tax.

 

We're probably much closer to the US in terms of (depending on state ofc) the cost of living than the UK would be.




#32 +LogicalApex

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  • Joined: 14-August 02
  • Location: Philadelphia, PA
  • OS: Windows 7 Ultimate x64
  • Phone: Nexus 5

Posted 13 August 2013 - 14:18

For me, on T-Mobile US, the costs aren't too bad in comparison to most.

 

Phone: Nexus 4 - $349 (I always buy unlocked so this has no ongoing carrier related costs)

 

Plan: $70/m ($940/y or $1680 over a typical US contract term) for unlimited everything (Minutes, SMS, MMS, Data, etc.)



#33 Growled

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  • Location: USA

Posted 13 August 2013 - 14:58

Mind blowing that people would spend so much money on a phone.  Makes me glad I get a free one from work and use VOIP at home for $7 a month.

Yes, it is, and something needs to be done in the US to address it.



#34 Rohdekill

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  • Location: Earth

Posted 13 August 2013 - 15:09

Yes, it is, and something needs to be done in the US to address it.

 

I don't foresee anyone taking steps.  People are obviously willing to pay for the latest and greatest.  Any attempt by the government to control it will simply be knocked down by contributions from the providers.....money, people are giving them by signing up with these plans.



#35 Bad Booster

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  • Joined: 12-April 10
  • Location: Delhi, India
  • OS: OS X 10.9
  • Phone: iPhone 5 16GB, iPhone 4S 16GB, iPad 2 16GB WiFi

Posted 14 August 2013 - 15:56

India - $750 for iPhone 5 16GB (Unlocked) = Rs. 45,000

 

$7 per month for 300 minutes of nationwide calling + 300 Texts + 300 mb of 3G + Unlimited 2G Data 

 

Not to mention calling rates are very cheap, its like $1 for 2 hours of nationwide talking.

 

Interestingly, last year the $ rates were better so comparatively an iPhone 4S 16GB costed $900 @ Rs. 45,000





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