Eric at on 6 Jul 2012 08:14:51 -0700

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Re: [PLUG] Linux friendly tablet?

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On 07/06/2012 11:02 AM, Rich Freeman wrote:
> On Fri, Jul 6, 2012 at 10:33 AM, Eric at <> wrote:
>> The Galaxy Nexus sounds great.  I see I can get it from Verizon for $149 with a 2-year contract (AKA: enslavement agreement.)  I can get it direct from Google for $349 - but it's GSM only.  Decisions, decisions.
> I was just doing comparision shopping, and if you're willing to forgo the phone subsidy you can get 4 lines of unlimited voice+text and 2 lines with 2GB of data (with no overage charges - just throttling above that) from T-Mobile for $100/month.  By my math that is a savings of $50-100/month that you can put towards phones compared to most plans.  The math might not be as close if you have fewer lines, but for a single line their plans can be fairly cheap.
> I'm thinking about going that route so that I don't end up with debates over whether I should get the cheap phone offered by the carrier or the better one offered elsewhere.
> The downside is that if you don't want the Nexus but you want a flagship phone, you could be close to $600 up-front for that. However, it usually still works out long-term.  Keep in mind the carriers aren't giving you the phone to be nice, so they're making money on the subsidy somehow...
> Rich

Ah, that's good to know, thanks.

I hesitate to switch from Verizon though (see next post/reply.)

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