Flying Fox wrote:As for unlocking, it is almost always 10-50 bucks and you can let someone send you an unlock code. Telus just made it "official". People have been unlocking and debranding their carrier-bound phones for years I don't know why this is news to you. As long as you are willing to void the warranty and be a "rebel" to the carriers' fear tactic, you do have a choice, to a degree.
Now in terms of plan pricing, that's the part you really should be bitching about. It seems that people in US/Canada often do not realize the true cost of a device. My last phone was unlocked and I paid in full. I consciously made the decision to do that in order to gain the flexibility. In the end, you get what you pay for (except option #2 really isn't so IMO that one is stupid).
I am saying, "telus made it official". that's all i'm saying. I'm aware that unlocking has been around for years.
As far as plan pricing, that's what I'm talking about!!!! I realize the true cost of the device, and am not interested in paying Y + Z for it, when i don't need to. I wish wind was in my area, (they're not really in ANY area, yet) as they have a 45$ a month unlimited everything plan.
Nobody has of yet replied to my breakdown, and somebody did mention the anger, and I'm not really sure what started it. I'm not mad, and with the exception of Glorious, I have a fair bit of respect for you all of you. I was over the line with tanker, and for that I apologize.
As for Ludi's comment on the full retard, i fail to see what "full retard" has to do with this discussion. Nobody has, of yet, justified why i'm paying for the insurance, and cost of a phone i'm not using/getting. i've heard "it's your choice, you don't have to do anything", and IT'S ECONOMICS/INVEST/I LOVE MEN from glorious, but nobody has actually touched on my question. that might be how it goes.
As for the flame warriors, yeah I love em. thank you for posting the naked one.
Productive dialogue? on here?! never happen. too many people are filled with nerd rage, and run off screaming about crap that's got nothing to do with the issue at hand. I appreciate your sentiment, however, and this thread was started with the intent of having a serious discussion.