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Originally Posted by zissou View Post

It seems like plans are improving, though, at least with Verizon. I had an iPhone with unlimited minutes, 200 texts, and 2GB data for ~$120/mo, and I just switched to unlimited voice and texts, 4GB shared data, with an iPhone and iPad for the same price.

fo real?it actually costs that much in USA? crazy.gif 
in sweden right now I can get a iphone 4s 16gb with 2gb/month (@high speed, after that it gets cut 64kb/s), unlimited calls and unlimited messaging for ~50 $/month for 2 years
 

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Phone/internet carriers in the US have way too much lobbying power.
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Originally Posted by Razele View Post

Kopped two iphone 5's for me and my wife
Guidi Reverse Black Derbies
Guidi Reverse Black Ankle Boots

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Originally Posted by BB1 View Post

You are not really buying an iPhone, rather you are buying several years of high priced wireless service which just happens to include a heavily subsidized phone.
If customers had to pay the full price upfront few would buy one. The wireless carriers remind me of those low end furniture stores who attempt to sell furniture and a new TV on a payment plan. Thus it should come as little surprise that even the poor buy iPhones.

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Originally Posted by cyc wid it View Post

Phone/internet carriers in the US have way too much lobbying power.

just bought unlocked 4s. first i anything that is not a pod, do not even attempt to explain to me what i did wrong. anyway the damn thing is pretty fucking capable even without a phone, since there is internet everywhere and everyone will just iMessage me anyway of whatever. I think it's pretty cool actually shog[1].gif

i have a crush on siri
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Anyone have runway photos from this season? I'll take better pictures later.

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Originally Posted by the shah View Post

this doesn't make sense. if you buy it with a contract, you pay it back in 2 years through the contract. but a contract is just an agreement to pay a service fee, you can't use the phone without a service plan. so if you buy it off contract, you just pay it up front. so fine, after 3 years without a contract + full price device. the final sum is the same in the end when the phone falls apart due to planned obsolescence (say, battery gets fudged) in 2-3 years...

But when you sign a wireless contract you are still likely paying far more than you need to. Instead you could buy an unlocked phone and subscribe it to a MVNO for far cheaper per month. For example Straight Talk will give you access to AT&T's network with unlimited minutes and about 2GB per month for only $41/month (including all taxes) if you pay in 3 month blocks.

Additionally an unlocked phone provides you with the ability to switch to a different carrier at any time or to use your phone inexpensively while visiting a foreign county. With the prepaid plans today this has become quite easy and makes the roaming agreements that US providers have with foreign carriers look like a rip off.

The contract phone is more $$$ in every way imaginable.
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Originally Posted by kindofyoung View Post

fo real?it actually costs that much in USA? crazy.gif  

in sweden right now I can get a iphone 4s 16gb with 2gb/month (@high speed, after that it gets cut 64kb/s), unlimited calls and unlimited messaging for ~50 $/month for 2 years

 

Not an entirely fair comparison. It costs far more to provide the infrastructure to cover the entire US than it does tiny Sweden. There are huge areas in the US with very low population density, yet most cell phone providers have good coverage even in the middle of nowhere. Although the US prices are also high because the people here have enough disposable income to pay these high prices.

I would like to see companies offer the option of excellent coverage in urban areas for a cheap price per month, but charging more when you try to use your phone in low population areas. The closest we have to that in the US is t-mobile. Their prices are generally cheaper with the downside of providing poor coverage in less populated areas. For example, t-mobile has a non-contract plan that gives you 120 minutes + 5GB per month for only $30. If you mostly do data, it's the best deal around.
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Originally Posted by BB1 View Post


Not an entirely fair comparison. It costs far more to provide the infrastructure to cover the entire US than it does tiny Sweden. There are huge areas in the US with very low population density, yet most cell phone providers have good coverage even in the middle of nowhere. Although the US prices are also high because the people here have enough disposable income to pay these high prices.
I would like to see companies offer the option of excellent coverage in urban areas for a cheap price per month, but charging more when you try to use your phone in low population areas. The closest we have to that in the US is t-mobile. Their prices are generally cheaper with the downside of providing poor coverage in less populated areas. For example, t-mobile has a non-contract plan that gives you 120 minutes + 5GB per month for only $30. If you mostly do data, it's the best deal around.

 

you're probably right about it not being an entirely fair comparison, was honestly just surprised, and yes USA is quite a bit bigger than Sweden laugh.gif

wasn't trying to start a debate, so I won't comment the rest of your post since I don't know much about this stuff so you're probably right 
 

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Originally Posted by BB1 View Post

Not an entirely fair comparison. It costs far more to provide the infrastructure to cover the entire US than it does tiny Sweden. There are huge areas in the US with very low population density, yet most cell phone providers have good coverage even in the middle of nowhere.

Not entirely sure about this. What's the population and average density in Sweden vs the US? The fact that the US has extremely high population dense areas should make it easier for companies as long as the market is open and fair.

I'm pretty sure Sweden is quite a low population density.
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Originally Posted by max_r View Post

Picked up this black tweed jacket for £5 from some vintage shop while at Leeds festival, what do you guys think? I'm thinking it was made for someone taller than me and would look better 2" shorter or so, has anyone had a jacket shortened before?
just threw it on over what I was wearing today Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)
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Not interested in wearing it in an MC way (shirt and tie). I may wear it with an OCBD at some point but thats as formal as I get when I'm not at work.
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Originally Posted by LTTP View Post

don't shorten that jacket one millimeter.

This. Have it taken in very slightly in the waist and leave the length as is. Short jackets are lame.
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Today of all days, probably the hottest day of the year in SoCal, I decided that I need a sweatshirt -
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Thank you Style Forum for helping me make some of the most rational decisions in life.nod[1].gif
Edited by Adubz - 9/15/12 at 6:19pm
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Looks nice on you. I dig the hairdo, and... frames
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Originally Posted by BB1 View Post

You are not really buying an iPhone, rather you are buying several years of high priced wireless service which just happens to include a heavily subsidized phone.
If customers had to pay the full price upfront few would buy one. The wireless carriers remind me of those low end furniture stores who attempt to sell furniture and a new TV on a payment plan. Thus it should come as little surprise that even the poor buy iPhones.

Im not in the US dude

Australia's plans arent too bad, I get 1gig of data, 700 dollars worth of calls, free text and calls to vodaphone members for like 66 dollars a month, including handset charges? With insurance for both of us plus plans its like 145
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So...

Thanks a million artishard, you are the best ever. Crossed a grail off my list today.

ya, that's good +1
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i pre-ordered an iphone 5 as well and also bought 16 pairs of socks at uniqlo
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I'm actually honestly jealous of my future self right now
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nice reedo but doesnt that have a fish tail?
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