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Old 2018-12-16, 01:52   #9
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"Chris Halsall"
Sep 2002

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Originally Posted by jvang View Post
The only downside that I see is that I can’t do a trade in, and I didn’t look very closely for that service.
It's all a little complicated. Which is exactly how the providers like it.

Some telephony providers will offer a "free" high-priced phone as part of a contract (sometimes with a "trade in"). What they don't mention is this usually requires a contract of somewhere between one to three years.

Quite possibly the most important lesson your parents are trying to teach you is there is no such thing as a free lunch. Take this to heart.

Tangentially, look up what "unlocked phone" means.

Often it is less expensive (over the expected usage period) to purchase the kit you want to use outright, regardless of your chosen service provider....
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