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Topic # 96657 1-Feb-2012 15:32
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http://tvnz.co.nz/technology-news/don-t-get-too-excited-free-smartphones-4709026?ref=rss

You have got to be kidding me!! What a revelation!! What fantastic journalism!!

Welcome to the slowest news day... in the world!
 

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  Reply # 575964 1-Feb-2012 16:27
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Ric Romero must be running to the Romerocopter to try and get to New Zealand to cover these sensational news...





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  Reply # 575973 1-Feb-2012 16:42
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I still say they need to come up with better terminology than "zero dollars", it doesn't make grammatical, or logical sense.





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  Reply # 576020 1-Feb-2012 18:24
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Telcos are careful not to say these smartphones are free with the contract, Brislen said.

Telecom's site says "Free" next to the appropriate phones when you select a plan.

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  Reply # 576437 2-Feb-2012 19:53
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Monthly price is the same on smartphone $100 with or without getting a phone, so IMO that makes the phone free.




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  Reply # 576441 2-Feb-2012 19:58
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2degrees also says free when you sign contracts. So that's 2 of the 3 major Cell companies. /facepalm




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  Reply # 576539 2-Feb-2012 21:42
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richms: Monthly price is the same on smartphone $100 with or without getting a phone, so IMO that makes the phone free.
I agree, what he should be saying is those that pay month to month are really the ones subsidising the handsets for everyone else!

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