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08-22-2008, 12:21 PM #21
I know why, you see cuz im a polish-american and just was in poland for summer
So orange and all the other iphone selling people sell the phone for 1PLN (about 40 cents) but they make people pay like 500$ a month, the thing with polish people is they like to buy things upfront and we are harder to trick then people in the UK.
If polish people want an iphone they buy them on the greymarket for way less (still more then the USA) When i was there i sold my 2G in preperation for a 3G for over 900PLN thats like 500$
Last edited by alek; 08-22-2008 at 12:21 PM. Reason: Automerged Doublepost
08-22-2008, 12:44 PM #22
omg, bliv me it'll be the same situation here in india...i mean indians are ready to spend a lot on phones (n95 for about $900 is very popular here) but now iphone 3g?? can anyone guess the price? wait for it: rs36500 (about $900) for 16gb and rs31500 for 8gb...thats not all.
we have to still sign a friggin contract, a first in india. the contracts are way too unjust, and existing customers have to "add" to their current plans. what dumb crap!
bad idea, apple.
i'm staying put on my beautiful 1st gen iphone, unlocked!
08-22-2008, 01:47 PM #23
08-22-2008, 02:23 PM #24
"I pay total for contract in O2 in UK:
869 pounds included 21600 min and 9000 massages"
9000 massages.......... Damn! Sounds like a good deal to me!
08-22-2008, 02:37 PM #25
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08-22-2008, 09:46 PM #26
I think the fact that the line was mostly made of girls gave it away.
08-22-2008, 09:52 PM #27
08-22-2008, 10:45 PM #28
You've not a clue, have you? No, no you don't.
US federal spending for defense is approx. 20% of total spending in any modern day fiscal year. It is social programs, not "high military taxes" (whatever that is) that account for most of our spending. Those being social security, medicare, education, veteran/employee benefits, etc. Those programs, amongst others, account for around 70% of spending.
08-22-2008, 11:22 PM #29
08-23-2008, 02:47 AM #30
BTW, US spent over $500 billion just on the war in Iraq.
That cost doesn't include domestic stationed soldiers or soldiers anywhere else employed on no-Iraq related relations.
Also, the US budget for Iraq in FY 2007 came to $4,988/Iraqi. This is triple Iraq's per-person GDP. It's like spending $121,000 per person in the US.
If 70% is spent on the social programs, how do you explain how such a large number of American Citizens is without medical insurance, why US Veterans who have shed blood for this country have to fight tooth and nail to get a penny and why the school system is comparable to that of a 3rd world country in some areas of the US? Why do our future seniors have to fear getting old?
Why is it that even when you have and can afford insurance, a trip to a doctor or a Hospital still costs your a pretty penny out of pocket?
Why are there additional road tolls when a good chunk of your deductions go towards the maintenance and development of those road?
Please educate me. I mean it in the most sincere way.
I'd love to know reasonable answers to those questions.
08-23-2008, 05:18 AM #31
Hi, another voice from Poland
Just remember there are lots of 2G iPhones in Poland. It is ******* stupid way to pay so huge amount of money to get the phone. I would say the average income in my country is quite below mentioned 500 pounds. I would say around 400. So you can understand - Polish incomes and european prices. It is better and quite cheaper to get the one from US paying the full contract than aid Orange or Era (T-Mobile)
08-23-2008, 07:00 AM #32
08-23-2008, 08:04 AM #33
08-23-2008, 05:38 PM #34
hehe..... no suprise here....
i go to poland almost every year...
and the average phone over there is as strong (or whatever you would call it)
as usa's blackberries.
most of them either cost very little, and have a huge bill at the end of every month, or have a 100-200 $ phone that has a bill just the same...
when i showed my cousin in poland the iphone, he wasent THAT impressed, you know, the kind of american impressed (rollling on the floor, jaw droped to the ground, ect...)
08-23-2008, 07:04 PM #35
Um one thing most roads and the Interstate is free, when i went on vacation to eroupe almost every highway that had more then 1 lane was tolled
08-26-2008, 04:36 AM #36
It's clear folks. Apple needs a different strategy in Europe for it to really kick off.. regardless if it's in the UK, Poland or Albania, the hype is in the U.S - rather than Europe. Nokia by far dominates in Europe.