Let's not repeat that too much. Ghent said nothing about pricing. A fourth blog posting, citing a third article, sourced soley to a second blog, citing a first article which cited Ghent on a completely different question, threw that in themselves. That game of pass the secret while it mutates is neither four confirmations, not anything more than a guess and not actually from anyone connected to Sprint.
It's Offiical Now Palm Europe VP of Sales, Mr. Paul Ghent has confirmed the unlocked Palm Pre will cost $500-$550 in Europe while Sprint customers will get it for $399.
The only people with Sprnt or Palm who might leak the crazy $399 are people not involved at all in pricing decisions, but PRPRPR $people$ $interested$ $in$ $portraying$ $high$ $value$, $who$ $also$ $get$ $to$ $lower$ $expectations$ $on$ $price$ ($by$ $citing$ $the$ $high$ $end$), $so$ $everyone$ $feels$ $a$ $pleasant$ $surprise$ $when$ $it$ $turns$ $out$ $to$ $be$ $cheaper$.
The point people are making is many if not most Sprnt people, with unlimted data, are paying considerably less than $100. Many pay in the $40 to $50 range.
Originally Posted by MisterB
I am with you for many reasons. Sprint has the lowest demographics of the national major players (ATT Verizon Sprint). The least business lines as well.
Originally Posted by Alli
It doesnt mean that the Sprint users here are unsophicticated, but that the national numbers are low. The users also generate less revenue per line tha the other big boys.
Low price ($250 or less) with mandated plans higher than Average Revenue Per User make a lot of sense.