Shameless Carriers | Monday Note
I don’t know if Stephenson is speaking out of cultural deafness or cynicism, but he’s obscuring the point: There is no subsidy. Carriers extend a loan that users pay back as part of the monthly service payment. Like any loan shark, the carrier likes its subscriber to stay indefinitely in debt, to always come back for more, for a new phone and its ever-revolving payments stream.
Shameless carriers | The Loop
“There is no subsidy.” | ParisLemon
Subsidization and Saturation | stratēchery by Ben Thompson
Subsidization and Saturation | ParisLemon
販売助成金ではもうやっていけない | maclalala2