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Korean phone subsidies: Comical, chaotic and often illegal

As the Korean cellular market draws closer to saturation point, the drive to win customers through cheap phone deals has gone off the rails.

By July 1, 2014

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Optus cuts handset subsidies, ups iPhone and Galaxy price

Optus cuts handset subsidies and pushes up the price of mobiles, arguing similar moves from Telstra and Vodafone allow it to remain competitive.

By April 28, 2014

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Intel, hell-bent on hitting 40 million tablets, ups subsidies

Intel fully intends to see 40 million tablets ship this year with its chips inside. And it will make payouts to customers to get there.

By April 15, 2014

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Verizon CFO: Abandoning subsidies would be a mistake

Though carriers have moved more agressively to offer installment plans to subscribers, Verizon's CFO still sees risk in that area.

By March 10, 2014

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AT&T chief: We can't keep doing big subsidies on phones

CEO Randall Stephenson says wireless operators can no longer afford to suck up the costs of customers' devices. The wave of the future? Drive up network use.

By December 10, 2013

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FCC proposes $14M in fines over abuse of phone subsidy program

Five wireless carriers allegedly signed up thousands of consumers to multiple subsidies despite rules permitting one subsidy per person.

By October 1, 2013

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Google loses Pentagon fuel subsidy on private jets

A deal letting Google's Sergey Brin and Larry Page buy discounted jet fuel from the Pentagon ends, according to a new report.

By September 13, 2013

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T-Mobile faces war of words after killing subsidies, contracts

There's a lot of confusion over whether T-Mobile's new plans are a good thing. CNET breaks it down for you.

By March 26, 2013

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The phone subsidy is paid off, so why is my monthly bill still high?

In this edition of Ask Maggie, CNET's Marguerite Reardon explains why carriers continue to charge the same monthly service fee even after your phone subsidy is paid. She also explains T-Mobile's prepaid offerings.

By March 8, 2013

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Verizon hints at LTE-only phones in 2014 to lower subsidies

Carrier's chief financial officer says removing handets' CDMA chips would result in lower costs and subsidies.

By March 4, 2013