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Re: BT dongle Q

On Friday 02 March 2018 21:40:18 rhkramer@xxxxxxxxx wrote:

> On Friday, March 02, 2018 08:19:54 PM Gene Heskett wrote:
> > 2; They don't supply the dongle since they assume everyone has a
> > $500 smartphone.
> Not picking on you, Gene, but I hope no one is buying $500 smartphones
> (even though I know they do).  The last 3 I've bought (1 for myself, 1
> for my son, 1 as a spare) cost me about $50 each, and I'm not aware of
> missing any significant functionality.
That $500 was POOMA, to illustrate the point. It could have been less 
since the competition is best described as cut-throat. Meaning the 
street price is more determined by the market than what it costs to make 
the phones. 

> The first 2 (VSN V.45) run Android 4.4.  The newer one (Blu Studio G)
> runs Android 6.0 (bought when I had trouble getting FreedomPop running
> on my phone in parallel with T-Mobile, but turned out not to be needed
> but I would have incurred a $35 restocking fee at Best Buy.)
> (All 3 are dual SIM machines.)

Cheers, Gene Heskett
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