Why can Verizon give me a phone for around $150 and a second one free with a contract but charge me $600 for a phone without a contract?

Part of your monthly bill for the next 24 months pays for the cost of the phone they gave you for a discount when you signed up. By the end of those two years, you’ve more than paid for the full cost of the phone.

If you are on a month-to-month plan, they make you pay retail cost for the phone because there is no guarantee that you will stay with them for any certain amount of time and they have no reason to subsidize the cost of the phone for you.

/u/zebz

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DUUUUUUUUUUH!

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yes… and where else do you think that early termination fee comes from…

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