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fj12ryder

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Posted: 02/22/21 03:23pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Yes, I do agree with everything you said, up to the point where you said that you know that is what happened. Honestly unless you were in line behind the poster, you are assuming that is what happened. It is the most likely scenario, but it really isn't the only scenario, just the most likely. I usually reserve judgement until all the facts are in.

But yes, I do agree that a "free" phone usually isn't.


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Posted: 02/22/21 07:44pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Last year my wife and I got new S20's with a buy one get one free deal from TMobile. Also got their 55 and older deal for 2 unlimited lines for $35/month each. Sold our old S4 and S5 phones on craigs.


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Posted: 02/22/21 08:57pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

fj12ryder wrote:

Yes, I do agree with everything you said, up to the point where you said that you know that is what happened. Honestly unless you were in line behind the poster, you are assuming that is what happened. It is the most likely scenario, but it really isn't the only scenario, just the most likely. I usually reserve judgement until all the facts are in.

But yes, I do agree that a "free" phone usually isn't.


I don't "have to be behind the poster in line" to know this, I HAVE gone through quite a few cellphone rounds over the last 20 plus yrs of cellphone ownership. First cellphone cost me $150 upfront, $50 per month and 250 minutes prime time and $5.00 PER MINUTE if I exceeded the 250 minutes from 8 AM- 5PM and unlimited "free" use after 5 til morning.. That "contract" was for two yrs and at that time you could not get a "pay as you go" no contract service.

Cellphone companies do not just "hand out" 100% "FREE" phones, YOU know this as well as I do.

I explained this issue is pretty much everyone now days considers it a "free" phone when they can take an old one in and walk out with a shiny new phone with the newest latest gadgets and it cost them NOTHING, no money exchanged hands, that is what they have been told by the marketing people and they believe it is true so you cannot debate it with those folks..

So, no need to be snarky about my explanation and I am done with your trolling me on this.

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Posted: 02/24/21 03:17pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Gdetrailer wrote:

I explained this issue is pretty much everyone now days considers it a "free" phone when they can take an old one in and walk out with a shiny new phone with the newest latest gadgets and it cost them NOTHING, no money exchanged hands, that is what they have been told by the marketing people and they believe it is true so you cannot debate it with those folks..


Mostly agree with you since phone companies will make money and the customer is the only one paying any $'s. That said, a customer may consider it free because they don't have a choice of a lower bill if they opt to forgo the new phone. I recently got a new S20 by changing phone carriers. My new bill doesn't include any extra payment for the phone. The amount I pay is exactly the same as the plan rate anyone else would pay. There is no way for me to get a cheaper plan by saying I'll use my existing phone. The plan cost is the same whether I accept a new phone or not.

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