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Android & Iphone (buyer beware) The cost of ownership is very High

Poll: Android, Iphone or blacberry (5 member(s) have cast votes)

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  2. Blackberry (0 votes [0.00%])

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Posted 04 November 2010 - 12:07 PM

I found out today that rim subsides the Blackberry plans we get in T&T by our mobile providers.
Which means that non blackberry users will have to pay a lot more for data.

These mobile companies are heavily promoting android phones this Xmas that are all about apps that use a lot of data.
What they are not telling you or advertising is that the cost of ownership is going to be a lot higher, due to the cost of their existing data plans. Digicel does not even have a 2g (edge) unlimited non blackberry data plan (crazy stuff).

You gonna pay more and spend more, I wonder what is gonna happen when they start rolling out 3g/4g data plans here (lord).
android, iphone, blackberry and other new smart phones are continuously demanding more and more data to take advantage of their best features.

Our mobile providers seriously need to upgrade the over priced dial-up like data services (gprs/edge) they are offering consumers, to use with the high-end (3g/4g) over priced devices that they sell us.
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Posted 05 November 2010 - 08:50 AM

View Postgameboyz, on 04 November 2010 - 12:07 PM, said:

I found out today that rim subsides the Blackberry plans we get in T&T buy our mobile providers.
Which means that non blackberry users will have to pay a lot more for data.

These mobile companies are heavily promoting android phones this Xmas that are all about apps that use a lot of data.
What they are not telling you or advertising is that the cost of ownership is going to be a lot higher, due to the cost of their existing data plans. Digicel does not even have an 2g (edge) unlimited non blackberry data plan (crazy stuff).

You gonna pay more and spend more, I wonder what is gonna happen when they starting rolling out 3g/4g data plans here (lord).
android, iphone, blackberry and other new smart phones are continuously demanding more and more data to take advantage of their best features.


Our mobile providers seriously need to upgrade the over priced dial-up like data services (gprs/edge) they are offering consumers to use with the high-end (3g/4g) over priced devices that they sell us.


Hmmmm...I see no problem with this...

Greg
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Posted 08 November 2010 - 10:16 AM

View Postgreall, on 05 November 2010 - 08:50 AM, said:

Hmmmm...I see no problem with this...

Greg

deep pocket people would off-course not have a problem with the above.

The fact is for now if you gonna buy a smart phone and use im, email, net browsing, etc your best bet is to buy a blackberry becuase its cheaper due to rim's subsides.

If your are a cost conscious consumer or simply expect good value for your money, the my social and my mail plans are reasonably priced and Unlimited net is an option available to you only on blackberry models (still needs to get cheaper than $225.00 per month).

If your phone bill is paid for or subsides by your company, then by all means go wild.

This thread is for people that don't like arriving at a $500.00 bill in one week because they did some lite chatting, checking of emails, etc on their smart phone.
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