Verizon's Touch Pro2 is more expensive than the other carrier's model after 2 years

Verizon's Touch Pro2 is more expensive than the other carrier's model after 2 years
When Verizon launched its version of the HTC Touch Pro2 on Friday, it set a 2 year contract price that after rebate was $150 less than the price charged by T-Mobile and Sprint for essentially the same device. Yes, there are a few things that are different between the models. T-Mobile's version does not have the 3.5mm audio jack that Verizon and Sprint's CDMA model offers. But if we were to just look at the 3 carriers and the actual cost of service, the least expensive Touch Pro2 would not be from Big Red.

WMExperts compared the monthly service charge from T-Mobile, Sprint and Verizon for the Touch Pro2. They used the cheapest possible voice plan, went with unlimited data and basic texts. With this in mind, over the life of a 2 year contract, the lowest cost provider of service for the Touch Pro2 came from T-Mobile with a cost of $1,319.52. The runner-up was Sprint with a 2 year cost of $1,679.76. Rounding out the trio is Verizon at $2159.52 (The figures on the chart at the bottom of the page from WMExperts are updated and are correct). The dollar difference between Verizon's 24 month cost and the other two carriers is a multiple of the $150 you would save by buying the handset at Verizon. It sure looks different when you look at the money spent in this manner.

Of course, not one plan is suitable for everyone. And it is not exactly a level playing field that we are looking at. Some applications, like Sprint TV, are not available with the other two wireless operators. Of the three, Verizon is considered to have the better voice and data network. Still, if the dollars are one of the factors you are using to determine where to purchase your new Touch Pro2, keep in mind that there is a reason why such expensive devices are subsidized by the carriers.

HTC Touch Pro2 Specifications (CDMA) | Review (Sprint)
HTC Touch Pro2 Specifications (GSM) | Review (GSM)

source: WMExperts



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