Will we see upfront costs on every tariff?
One thing i've noticed in the past few years is that upfront costs have started to return. Usually they've only been on lower tariffs but now networks like Three and T-Mobile and the others have kind of started throwing in upfront costs on high end tariffs for certain handsets.
Do you guys think this will be something we see more of in the future? Networks obviously want to charge upfront costs so that customers have a better chance of getting the contract/so the networks get some money straight up.
Do you think that maybe we'll see a USA pricing structure where there is a set upfront cost for each handset and the tariffs are all the same price?
I really hope networks don't go this way and start sneaking in upfront costs on every tarriff. Especially on low end handsets.