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    Why T-Mobile phones are more expensive? Ex Galaxy 7 and Edge

    T-Mobile Galaxy S7 edge cost $144 more than AT&T....and I know T-Mobile is giving away Netflix for 1 year...but still. Seems to be the Netflix "giveaway" is built right into the price of the phone.




    All are the 32GB version.

    Verizon
    Unknown yet

    AT&T
    Galaxy S7 $23.17 per month or $556 and change outright. Galaxy S7 Edge is $26.50 per month ($636 outright)


    T-Mobile
    Galaxy S7 $27.92 for 23 months + $27.83 for the 24th month; FRP: $669.99. Galaxy S7 edge will be 32.50 for 23 months + $32.49 for the 24th month; FRP: $779.99.

    Sprint
    $27.09 a month for the Galaxy S7 ($650) or $31.25 for the S7 Edge ($750)

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    Quote Originally Posted by wildhope View Post
    T-Mobile Galaxy S7 edge cost $144 more than AT&T....and I know T-Mobile is giving away Netflix for 1 year...but still. Seems to be the Netflix "giveaway" is built right into the price of the phone.




    All are the 32GB version.

    Verizon
    Unknown yet

    AT&T
    Galaxy S7 $23.17 per month or $556 and change outright. Galaxy S7 Edge is $26.50 per month ($636 outright)


    T-Mobile
    Galaxy S7 $27.92 for 23 months + $27.83 for the 24th month; FRP: $669.99. Galaxy S7 edge will be 32.50 for 23 months + $32.49 for the 24th month; FRP: $779.99.

    Sprint
    $27.09 a month for the Galaxy S7 ($650) or $31.25 for the S7 Edge ($750)
    AT&T price is [email protected] months for the s7 edge=$795

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    Maybe because customers will pay that much? There are options to buying high-end T-Mobile-branded devices.
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    T-mobile is cheapest from initial announcement (SG7):
    ATT = $23.17 for 30 months = $695.10
    T-mob = $27.09 for 24 months = $650.16
    Sprint = $27.91 for 24 months = $669.84
    Verizon = TBD

    7Edge (Sprint cheapest):
    ATT = $26.50 for 30 months = $795
    T-mobile = $32.50 for 24 months = $780
    Sprint = $31.25 for 24 months = $750
    Verizon = TBD.

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    Just wait 2 months....

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    Thumbs down

    Just wait a minute, we're talking about a phone here.... $650+? Much more than the cost of a decent HDTV. This is out of control. There are hungry people in the USA. Yet we're programmed to keep sending our hard earned US Dollars out of the country...lol

    I remember when a Flagship used to cost $249.99-$299.99. These Korean and Asian companies have found out something ....

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    Quote Originally Posted by The SPCS Guy View Post
    I remember when a Flagship used to cost $249.99-$299.99. These Korean and Asian companies have found out something ....
    when? ....

    only recent "flagship" at that range is the zenfone 2... years ago?
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    Quote Originally Posted by The SPCS Guy View Post
    Just wait a minute, we're talking about a phone here.... $650+? Much more than the cost of a decent HDTV. This is out of control.
    The market sets the price. If they couldn't sell phones at $650, then the price would come down. As long as the phone sell at that price, then that's where they sell them. Free market.

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    Quote Originally Posted by paperwastage View Post
    when? ....

    only recent "flagship" at that range is the zenfone 2... years ago?
    Segue: I wonder when we'll see a value 3rd-party device, like the zenfone, that will meet T-Mobile's band-12 requirements? Aren't we supposed to be entering the era of "universal" unlocked phones?

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    Quote Originally Posted by The SPCS Guy View Post
    Just wait a minute, we're talking about a phone here.... $650+? Much more than the cost of a decent HDTV. This is out of control. There are hungry people in the USA. Yet we're programmed to keep sending our hard earned US Dollars out of the country...lol

    I remember when a Flagship used to cost $249.99-$299.99. These Korean and Asian companies have found out something ....
    That was a long time ago though and a dollar is worth less than or once was.

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    Quote Originally Posted by The SPCS Guy View Post
    Just wait a minute, we're talking about a phone here.... $650+? Much more than the cost of a decent HDTV. This is out of control. There are hungry people in the USA. Yet we're programmed to keep sending our hard earned US Dollars out of the country...lol

    I remember when a Flagship used to cost $249.99-$299.99. These Korean and Asian companies have found out something ....
    Oh just wait. In a couple of years time these phones will be well over $1000.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DRNewcomb View Post
    Segue: I wonder when we'll see a value 3rd-party device, like the zenfone, that will meet T-Mobile's band-12 requirements? Aren't we supposed to be entering the era of "universal" unlocked phones?
    we kinda are... iPhones, moto x pure, nexus 5x/6p

    I'm guessing that designing a phone compatible with many frequencies take a lot of hard work.... not something that ($199-299) manufacturers focus on?

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    Flagships always cost 499 on up starting with the palm treo

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    Quote Originally Posted by The SPCS Guy View Post
    These Korean and Asian companies have found out something ....
    Last time I checked, Korea was in Asia as well.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 2400zr View Post
    That was a long time ago though and a dollar is worth less than or once was.
    Except wrt technology. then it's worth a lot more. I'm with Jet1000 on this one. The flagship phones cost so much because people are willing to pay so much to have them. If people were less inclined to drop a bundle on their phones, the prices would come down. People need to ask themselves, are those "gee wiz" features really worth that much money?

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