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Unlocked Nexus One w/o contract is really $49

DPic [PersonRank 10]

Sunday, February 7, 2010
13 years ago2,061 views

http://www.gadgetopolis.com/posts/7315
via slashdot: http://mobile.slashdot.org/story/10/02/06/233240/Googles-Nexus-One-a-Steal-At-49-Unlocked

<<So, the real cost of an unlimited everything plan is $99.99/mo for subsidized phone buyers. Compare that to the $79.99/mo plan for unsubsidized buyers and that’s a $20/mo savings. Over two years, that’s a whopping $480 savings.

Now, that $480 savings is $130 more than the $350 savings you get by selecting the $179 subsidized purchase option.

So, when you think about it, the $20/mo discount to unsubsidized phone buyers is effectively a rebate against the up front cost of the phone.

So, $529 – $480 yields a final purchase price of just $49!>>

Here's the part (kind of irrelevant) that i'm not sure they should be sounding so sure on:

<<Should we be thanking Google for this new found savings and phone freedom? Not quite.

First, it’s T-Mobile that’s offering the $20/mo discount. It’s not something that T-Mobile is offering because of Google’s arm twisting. In fact, the Even More Plus plans were introduced over two months before Google released the Nexus One.>>

Really? Isn't it a common tactic to space out changes like that for the very reason that they would look connected if they didn't?

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