Lawsuit Aims At Cell Phone Combo Deals

Another lawsuit has been filed by consumers annoyed that wireless carriers force them to buy their handsets in bundles from the carriers. The arguments are that it’s a monopolistic practice that limits choice. The carriers respond that there’s plenty of choice in carriers… and that to compete, they need to offer bundled plans. Considering the fact that carriers often subsidize the price of phones anyway, I’d say it’s probably a better deal for most consumers. The only area where they run into problems are if people want to keep the same phone when they switch carriers.

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