skewt: So, to have a telecom phone on a contract, it costs you MORE?
they lock you in to charge you more, how does that even work
$59 Smartphone plan
LOCKED into a contract, have to pay to switch plans, end contract
$100 of $250 off a phone
Overage: 69cents a minute
International Calling: Australia, UK, USA, CAN, IRE - 91c/min, Rest of World - $1.43/min
$59 Open Smartphone plan
Can change or cancel at anytime
Non-Stop Text (fair usage, but will be 2500/5000ish)
Overage: 59cents a minute
International Calling: Australia, UK, USA, CAN, IRE - 51c/min, Rest of World - $1.43/min
you get a discount on a phone upfront with the contract. that is the difference. don't want it? don't sign up to a contract. simple as that.