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    Quote Originally Posted by toadyy View Post
    This is true. I think T-Mo will have some type of payment plan where you can pay it off over time.
    That the way I understand it. People who can't afford to pay for the phone in full, will have an optional installment plan where the cost is added to your monthly bill. The non-classic plan will be cheaper than the classic (not sure by how much). So in the end assuming that the plan is much cheaper you may be paying the same monthly or a little less.
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    Quote Originally Posted by sectionsix View Post
    That the way I understand it. People who can't afford to pay for the phone in full, will have an optional installment plan where the cost is added to your monthly bill. The non-classic plan will be cheaper than the classic (not sure by how much). So in the end assuming that the plan is much cheaper you may be paying the same monthly or a little less.
    That's how I see it.

    New plans with phone payments will likely cost about the same as Classic plans until phone is paid off. After phone is paid off, plan becomes cheaper.

    This would encourage carrier loyalty. Your monthly cost would only increase when you start paying for a new phone.
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    Pretty much, what it does is just take the subsidized price that most carriers use and not hide the actual phone price in their monthly service plan. As a slight example, you get a phone on Vzw for $199 and a monthly service plan at $75. If you keep the phone past the end of your contract you keep paying $75/month.

    On T-Mo, you would pay $599 for the phone outright, or pay $199 down, pay $50 for the monthly service plan, and a $25/month towards the phone. Once the phone is paid off, your bill goes down to the $50/month service fee. You could actually save money the longer you keep the phone.

    To stay competitive, the prices will work out to be about the same per month. They are just wording it differently. The actual price of the phone doesn't get hidden in the service price.
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