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  1. bh7171's Avatar
    T-Mobile does..... well the A71 with 5G so it's $600. But if your a new customer you can get it for $300.


    Not a lot of options from carriers in the $300 - $500 price range. There are a few choices, but then are there really a lot of buyers for phones in that price range in the USA?

    My guess is carriers know what they are doing...

    Folks here have talked about more and more people buying BYOD... but I usually only see that when they are bringing a $100 - $200 phone. Because there credit isn't good enough for the carrier's payments. I'm not sure there is a market for $300 - $500 phones here.

    Do I pay $17 a month for a $400 phone that I can "live with"? Do I pay $20 a month for a phone that is pretty good? Or should I go with the $30 for the $700 phone I want? I'm not extravagant, so I'm not going after the $70 max daddy phone that's $1,600.


    I don't see risking $400 on a phone that the carrier isn't going to do much to help me with if I have an issue, that may not fully work (wifi calling)... safer bet is to buy what everyone else is buying. That's a Samsung or Apple phone... Heck right now Verizon has the SE for $5 a month for 24 Months (with new line).
    I will not ever pay a monthly amount for a phone. Completely unnecessary but I know some do and will continue to do so.
    07-09-20 08:02 PM
  2. bh7171's Avatar
    Just announced that VZW would carry A71 pricing information now in article.

    https://www.androidcentral.com/galax...erizon-july-16
    They all will carry this and the A51 I suspect.
    07-09-20 08:05 PM
  3. Chuck Finley69's Avatar
    I will not ever pay a monthly amount for a phone. Completely unnecessary but I know some do and will continue to do so.
    Some? I believe that’s norm for the vast majority since typically no advantage to paying up front.
    07-10-20 05:46 AM
  4. bh7171's Avatar
    Some? I believe that’s norm for the vast majority since typically no advantage to paying up front.
    The advantage to paying up front and I know you are aware is overall cost. That matters greatly to me and I personally would never pay more than 360 for a new device. (That being the amount I paid for my S9 after trade in. And the sale price I got my S7 Edge for outright before the S8's went on sale). That's just me personally. I picked up my brand new BE K1 for 299 in Jan '19 and it was really 249 to me because my MIL gave me a 50 dollar Amazon card.

    It's going to be REALLY interesting to see what happens to all these 1000-1500+ devices. Seems like handset makers can't kick out more afforded options fast enough...
    07-10-20 04:14 PM
  5. Chuck Finley69's Avatar
    The advantage to paying up front and I know you are aware is overall cost. That matters greatly to me and I personally would never pay more than 360 for a new device. (That being the amount I paid for my S9 after trade in. And the sale price I got my S7 Edge for outright before the S8's went on sale). That's just me personally. I picked up my brand new BE K1 for 299 in Jan '19 and it was really 249 to me because my MIL gave me a 50 dollar Amazon card.

    It's going to be REALLY interesting to see what happens to all these 1000-1500+ devices. Seems like handset makers can't kick out more afforded options fast enough...
    I agree but that depends on the situation. I bought my BE KEYone for about same price on Amazon deal for cash price. However, at time of introduction, my AT&T KEYone wasn’t any cheaper from AT&T either cash up front or 30 monthly payments interest free and on payments I have customer satisfaction leverage with carrier.

    Many people do purchase the more expensive hardware because of same as cash price and the carriers are happy because it’s like signing a contract.
    07-10-20 06:32 PM
  6. Dunt Dunt Dunt's Avatar
    I agree but that depends on the situation. I bought my BE KEYone for about same price on Amazon deal for cash price. However, at time of introduction, my AT&T KEYone wasn’t any cheaper from AT&T either cash up front or 30 monthly payments interest free and on payments I have customer satisfaction leverage with carrier.

    Many people do purchase the more expensive hardware because of same as cash price and the carriers are happy because it’s like signing a contract.
    Or in some cases the contract price might be cheaper than the cash price... depending on the carrier and the promotions they have going. Especially if you are "free" to switch carriers.... or add a new line... or go through a big box retailer that's offering additional discounts on carrier activations.

    People complain about $1000 phones... but very few people I know that's using one of those, paid the cash price.
    07-14-20 10:03 AM
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