you know stuff like this makes me miss "Softbank Japan"
by PepperElf - Posted Mon April 30, 2012 @ 9:52 AM
never had to worry about upgrading cos... you don't get free phones to begin with.
pay full price for the phone and then a reasonable rate for service. plus calls to other SB J users was free from 2am to 9pm (yes 19 hours a day), texts to other SB J users were free 247.
which brings up another issue. breaking contracts. pretty easy cos it's a monthly contract. so once you say "ok i'm done!" you have one final monthly bill and then you're off the hook.
the thing is... americans DO have that option. The problem is... no one really wants to pay full price for a phone to get it.
IMO people are too accustomed to thinking they're entitled to free stuff all the time.