Saturday, September 24, 2016
Trim your wireless bill -- skip that phone upgrade
It's hard to teach an old dog new tricks.
Wireless subscribers have been conditioned to get a new phone every two years. That made sense back in the day, when wireless subsidies from mobile operators let you upgrade to the latest iPhone or Samsung Galaxy for only $200.
Those days are over. Today consumers are expected to pay full price for their devices. The carriers have tried to make the hefty $650 price tag of high-end devices more palatable by offering payment plans. But wireless subscribers shouldn't confuse these plans with the old device subsidies.
Marguerite Reardon explains why, in this new era of wireless, you'll spend considerably more if you continue your device-upgrade-every-two-years habit at https://www.cnet.com/news/trim-your-wireless-bill-skip-that-phone-upgrade/.
Posted by Bob at 8:50 AM