Whats ATTs cost per phone/unit ea.@?

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Whats ATTs cost per phone/unit ea.@?

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I betcha the Inspire doesnt cost ATT more than $2-250. per unit. If it costs them $400.,theyre sellinit for $600 

Whatev. Itsa biz.

 

 

(Mod Note: Inappropriate comment edited.)

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Re: Whats ATTs cost per phone/unit ea.@?

even if the phone were to cost $400 you also have to factor in advertising, labor, etc.

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Tilt-A-Rama wrote:
I betcha the Inspire doesnt cost ATT more than $2-250. per unit. If it costs them $400.,theyre sellinit for $600 ferkrIstsakes! Whatev. Itsa biz.

often than not when I look at the unbranded versions of the same device from the manufacturer for sale they usually cost MORE than the unsubsidized price for the carrier version.

 

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Thats because the carrier will always be cheaper. The price needs to be appealing to the people the will pay full price.Theyll probably be activeating the phone with them despite the full price. The manufactuerer wont get paid for 2 years,month after month.
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Just the fact that manufacturers charge more for unbranded versions shows that carriers don't always dictate the pricing of the devices.  Also some of those bloatware apps may reduce the price of the devices to carriers which offsets some of the money they pay.  Without actually knowing the agreements between manufacturers, and/or carriers we will never know.

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Who dictates the price is not my question. Just wondering if anyone knows or might wanna guess how much HTC charges ATT for each Inspire?
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Tilt-A-Rama wrote:
Who dictates the price is not my question. Just wondering if anyone knows or might wanna guess how much HTC charges ATT for each Inspire?

No one will know without knowing the deal they have with each other.  Smiley Happy  So asking in this forum is kinda moot as no one who would know would ever visit a customer to customer board.  Mods won't know as they are probably not high enough on the food chain to know.

 

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Thisis true. But never say never. U never know whos listening/reading.
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Oops! Mybad. The Atrix is goin for $600. The Inspire is goin for $500. w/ no contract. Thatll probably change.
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Att pays more then a dollar and less then a thousand for a no contract full price phone. doesnt; really matter what they pay for each unit, they are not a charity and pricing is set to make a profit on the purchase of a no contract phone. Contract phones are discounted greately becasue the profit margin comes from the required service contract being fullfilled or the etf + the used portion of the required service contract.

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We all know;
Its not a charity.
Profit comes from monthly payments.
They pay more than $1,& less than $1000.
That ETF makesup for whatev...
Would anyone care to make an educated guess as to what these phones cost them? Just curious...
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Nobody who knows is posting in here, and the wholesale price of phones is probably treated as company confidential information.  You're free to ask any question that doesn't violate the guidelines, but what are you hoping to accomplish here?  There's about ZERO chance that someone is going to wander in here and say, "Oh, the Inspire costs AT&T $279.42".  

 

 


Tilt-A-Rama wrote:
I betcha the Inspire doesnt cost ATT more than $2-250. per unit. If it costs them $400.,theyre sellinit for $600 ferkrIstsakes! Whatev. Itsa biz.

 

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Nuttindeep...just curious. I figured the higherups on the foodchain might see this somwhow & blablah. I thought we might inspire some sorta HTCleaks info typeofthing! Whatev. Just curious.
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No, higher ups on the food chain will NOT see this and somehow "blahblah".  Anyone who leaked that kind of information would be subject to immediate termination, and potentially criminal and civil liability as well.  Do you understand the kind of non-disclosure agreements (NDAs) these people sign?  

 

And, for the record, the guy who leaked all the information to Wikileaks faces 52 YEARS in jail.

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Not once have u given your opinion on what u think they might cost. We really need u to explain to us about what employees sign. Youve got your acronyms down NDAs or whatev....But wadaya think they cost? Forget all the other shmutz.

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