Three more complaints, all to do w/ my netbook, a 10" Asus Eee running Ubuntu (9.10 right now -- perhaps one or both fixed in the current versions of the upcoming 10.4, but haven't tried there yet, and that's not the point anyhow):
And in EU you pay full price of the device. If you buy it without contract that is. What is this novice concept in USA that everyone's so freaked out about? You buy a phone, you pay its retail price. It's normal.
I do realise it'll take years for people (of USA) to realise that their phones cost much more than they paid [when they renewed the contract].
There are two plans at T-Mobile. One is when you get cheap phone, you pay $99 all unlimited. Or (!) you get identical T-Mobile plan for only $79 ($20 less per month). But you do pay for the phone yourself; you do not get subsidized. If you do the math, on most of the phones you _will_ save money if you pay full price for the phone.
Refer here for more info: http://www.engadget.com/2009/10/25/t-mobile-officially-unveils-99-even-more-79-even-more-plus-pl/
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