I'm not sure I totally agree with that. There are a lot of people out there who
Originally Posted by CGK
a) do NOT want to sign a 3 year contract, therefore if they want a new phone, they go and buy one.
b) those same people don't want to spend more than a couple hundred dollars, at the most, for their phone
c) they also are not interested in spending $65/month for data alone.
Now I know that Roger's Wireless, in Canada, is offering the Pre2 for $29 and change with a 3 year contract. Let's just say they have the next best thing that's going to make this phone obsolete. So, what do they do with all the Pre2's? Apparantly nobody wants them(they're obsolete). They need to regain some of their money back and if they have to sell them at 1/2 cost just to get some money recovered, so be it. (Look at the Pixi, getting sold for $50 no contract, for example, I'm sure it cost more than $50 to make)
I think one of the biggest drawbacks that people out there without smartphones see, is month to month cost. That's why there's a huge percentage of people with feature phones. I was told by a Bell rep, when I was comparing my plan to those in the USA, that I was comparing apples(the edible, not computer kind) and oranges. I use my phone moderately, I have 350 daytime, all incoming free, 5 numbers in or out free, 1GB data(minimum available, they said I only used 18MB last month, I used way more), and when I tried to narrow my bill to pay less/month, they said I was managing my phone as well as I could be doing, $120/month.
A lot of people are not interested in that pricetag, including me, but I'll suffer though it