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Show Of Hands October 14th, 2013 2:21pm

Free smart-phones for life (limit: one every 6 months), or free cell service & unlimited data plan for your phone for life?

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isusd5
10/19/13 5:59 am

I spent my entire childhood with the same exact phones every year for 18 years. We survived. They were made well.

teamseth97 Florida
10/18/13 12:34 pm

I break my phone all too often.... (the screen) at least then I'd be able to replace this one by now

ttchickie Nashville, TN
10/16/13 6:32 pm

Wow, do the math peeps.

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comicguy86 California
10/15/13 6:13 pm

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jeffro02
10/15/13 8:14 pm

Wrong question. This is about free cell phones vs free service.

kenziel
10/15/13 2:37 pm

Hardware: I could use sell the extra phones for an off hand business.

MissN The Experiment
10/14/13 10:28 pm

Hardware; got unlimited everything for $60/m.

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Happy Hong Kong
10/14/13 10:10 pm

A new phone is >$600. I currently only pay $85 a month for unlimited everything. A new phone every 6 months would be more valuable to me.

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CallMeSmith The Tardis
10/14/13 9:45 pm

I can pay for the service. I hate paying the big chunk every 2 years.

ladyniner81 no hope for humanity
10/14/13 9:04 pm

I'm so broke, I get my sisters phones when they buy new ones...

pinkyusuck The Carribean. I wish.
10/14/13 7:30 pm

I can use the cell/data plan once I get my iWatch, or whatever the next gadget is after the smartphone. :)

Hellfire77 Colorado
10/14/13 4:46 pm

To the 91% that picked service you can get close to that if republic wireless is in your area. I think they are newer but you only pay 19/month for unlimited everything. You get an android smart phone as well. You pay 100 for the phone.

Hellfire77 Colorado
10/14/13 4:48 pm

They are even getting the MotoX in the fall. My friend switched and the service is great. He convinced our coworkers to switch as well when their contracts are done.

anonymousmn Minnesota
10/14/13 5:35 pm

After 5 months, you paid for the phone. I am still doing better on unlimited plan.

Hellfire77 Colorado
10/14/13 6:33 pm

I'm talking about cheap service to be helpful. Not the math. In today's world that's the closest to free for unlimited everything.

centexken Republic of Texas
10/15/13 2:44 am

No data coverage for my area. Any cheap service that uses AT&T's network?

Itabliss Hello
10/14/13 4:37 pm

I spend $93 a month on 450 minutes and my old grandfathered in unlimited data plan. In less than 6 month, I can save enough to purchase a smart phone out right.

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cato Santa Barbara, California
10/14/13 3:58 pm

Hardware is a minimal cost compared to service.

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deathvalley Chicago native
10/14/13 3:49 pm

Pretty sure we all spend more money on service.

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stinkypete In the Sky
10/14/13 3:35 pm

4 phones and 2 iPads in my house. I wouldn't mine saving that 240 bucks a month!

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EarlyBird Portland
10/14/13 3:09 pm

Service please.

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kjs Minnesota
10/14/13 2:11 pm

Unlimited, unlimited, unlimited.

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presleyc5 tejas
10/14/13 1:48 pm

I'd choose service since I only buy a new phone every few years. I could use the extra $1200 a year back from the service!

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TiltonAllStarz Outside Ur Comfort Zone
10/14/13 1:40 pm

Larger value in the service.

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Princess Kentucky
10/14/13 1:03 pm

Soon enough we will be beyond smart phones so won't want to have to stick with those forever once the super duper ally uper smart phone is invented

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TheChoznOne Fort Leonard Wood,MO
10/14/13 12:47 pm

Why not? The government loves to give out freebies

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gatsbyxxv
10/14/13 12:20 pm

What some companies are charging for rates, texting, data, etc is ridiculous, irresponsible and greedy. A fair pricing must be in place if cell service is to remain a viable resource.

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djb1607 Illinois
10/14/13 11:58 am

If you sold your free $600 phone every six months you would be making money people

dustbunny
10/14/13 11:45 am

I already have the unlimited data (I'm grandfathered into this plan) and would not change it for anything. I can buy new phones myself.

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TRJake Pendragon
10/14/13 11:39 am

I'd rather have the hardware. Service on T Mobile is very cheap and I'd like to have a new device to play around with every 6 months!

kateXcore Dark side of the moon
10/14/13 11:14 am

Service is more expensive, and I don't need a new phone every 6 months.

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doctalk not all who wander r lost
10/14/13 4:01 pm

For sure... And I would not want the added responsibility of learning new tech and interface. Plus most new devices are buggy!

themahcrow Louisiana
10/14/13 10:54 am

Service cost is much more expensive than a new phone. I pay $1,100 a year for service.

Crawdaddy11 MIMNAZMN
10/14/13 10:34 am

I'll take the free service and upgrade every 2 years like I currently do. Money in the bank!

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10pies
10/14/13 10:28 am

plan will turn out to be more expensive in the end. unless..... you get a really expensive on demand phone every 6 months and sell it every time

poetryk California
10/14/13 10:25 am

Stop teasing us with all these "free" polls that will never come true! =P

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doctalk not all who wander r lost
10/14/13 4:33 pm

If you write the best ever Haiku you get all the free letters you want for life!

amongthedogs
10/14/13 10:17 am

I don't think the 9% thought this out very well XD

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werpinator Brookings, SD
10/14/13 10:48 am

Yeah, people did. Current smartphone technology can rip through an entire data plan's worth of data in hours.

Its like having a Ferrari you can only drive 1 day per month.

Rosebud Ohio
10/14/13 11:20 am

Werp, it includes unlimited data. I think his point remains valid.

susanr Colorado
10/14/13 10:04 am

I'd take the cell service, but not just because the charge per year is greater. Nobody needs a new cell phone every six months; that's a waste of resources.

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Zod Above Pugetropolis
10/14/13 10:00 am

Phones are cheap. Service is the opposite of cheap, and then multiplied by some crazy number. Not to mention, I don't need a new phone every six months, but I do "need" service every day.

dudley northern Virginia woods
10/14/13 9:25 am

Will pay for itself in no time. Buying a phone every six months would still cost less especially if it's a family plan.

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bluerum29 optimistic idealist
10/14/13 9:17 am

Anyone with a brain know the service costs more

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DamageInc California
10/14/13 9:15 am

The service for a year costs more than the phone. Plus, I can go for two years if necessary and save up for the latest and greatest phone.

lectrik Silly gas guzzling Prius
10/14/13 9:05 am

with free phones for life you can get unlimited everything for 40 prepaid. You can sell your free 1000 dollar phone every 6 months and buy a cheap Nexus too.

Carolinaaa My name is not Carol.
10/14/13 8:59 am

The ridiculous cost for a monthly data plan is the reason I don't have a smart phone. Give me that for free and I'll gladly buy my own device!

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alek12 Orlando
10/14/13 8:34 am

I buy a phone once a year for about $300 but it costs $300 a month! Definitely the free data and service.

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susanr Colorado
10/14/13 10:00 am

You're paying $300 per month for ONE cell phone?

alek12 Orlando
10/14/13 10:06 am

Well it's a family plan actually with 5 phones. I think my is $80 of it.

rnm Illinois
10/14/13 7:52 am

I'd rather pay for the phone than the service.

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Posco Not here for socializing
10/14/13 7:50 am

Yo would get more with free service. Ill buy the phones.

jmw7477 Indiana
10/14/13 7:46 am

The service costs more over time than the phone. I only get/want a new phone every 2 years or so.

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pateach2 love my son
10/14/13 7:43 am

Can we pay to upgrade our phones if the service and data is paid for us?

Emily33 North Carolina
10/14/13 7:39 am

I don't need a new cell phone every six month.

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yorkie62
10/14/13 7:34 am

I don't like having to re-download apps every time I get a new phone. Plus I lose progress on my games!

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ScottyDoesNo Stand back and stand by
10/14/13 7:37 am

Do you not use iCloud? It saves and restores everything, including game progress?

asdfe
10/14/13 7:40 am

If you have an iPhone and use iCloud, it'll automatically re-download all your apps, including saved game progress. It'll even do all your contacts and put things in the correct folders for you. All you need to do is enter your name and password.

DavesNotHere where am I
10/14/13 8:22 am

iCloud is superb. The best backup ever. I'd take the free coverage/service any day. But I wouldn't need a new phone every 6 months. Annually would be better.

yorkie62
10/14/13 1:22 pm

I use iCloud. But the most recent update I lost progress on a game! It was just one game. But I never load all the apps when I move to a new phone. Only the most used!

ryanwg24 Pennsylvania
10/14/13 7:34 am

The map is gonna look like Verizon rules the world

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Br@ndon Your Soul
10/14/13 7:32 am

Do I have to use the same phone for life? If I can buy a newer one, than yes. Free service for life.

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MrMilkdud jackass whisperer
10/14/13 7:26 am

$600 ever 6 months or $150 every month?
Give me the free plan

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Arya8
10/14/13 7:35 am

Exactly my thought.

Tony SOH Founder
10/14/13 7:53 am

If you're spending $150/month for cell service, you might wanna shop around.

MrMilkdud jackass whisperer
10/14/13 8:02 am

I pay for a family plan- I have no idea how much a single phone plan costs

alval California
10/14/13 8:02 am

How many phones do you have on the $150 plan?

Arya8
10/14/13 8:17 am

We spend about $130 for two iPhones with the smallest data plan. And that includes a discount because of my husband's employer. I've had Verizon and AT&T and they're pretty close in price...

cbbfle Nashville, TN
10/14/13 11:58 am

On a share plan with 6 gigs for 5 iPhones and an ipad- 300 after taxes.