Lower Wireless Plan Cost for Unsubsidized Phones

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Currently, MTS does not offer a discount for unsubsidized smartphones (unlocked/bring your own device). Based on the current iPhone 5S prices, $719 outright or $229 wit ha 24 month contract, the device is effectively being financed at a cost of $20 per month with a $40 a month unlimited data plan (aka the $60 a month plan). To be more fully transparent in the cost of the device, the true service cost and to better service the unsubsidized smartphone customer I am encouraging MTS to take leadership on this front and fully decouple device financing and service costs, much like long distance and features are currently billed separately from the monthly place.
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Posted 4 years ago

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Official Response
Hey Cory.  MTS actually does offer customers a 10% discount off their monthly plan when they bring their own device. In terms of other "financing" options for hardware, we continually investigate other options and will take your suggestion into consideration.

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