Hope the $199 price is correct..All these new $299 phones are a rip off. You all ready pay for the phone with the high monthly fees of service. The iPhone is $199 and I hope other phones fall in line if they even hope to compete with the iPhone. I've seen nothing yet that warrants the extra $100 these phone companies are trying to gouge out of ya. They just are testing the waters...If people stupidly pay $299 for new phones that will become the new standard phone prices..Hope people wise up and reject these over priced phones.
To be fair, most smartphones run from $499.99 to as high as 799.99. For Verizon to offer a smartphone to the general market at $299 is a bit of a deal considering that if you wanted to outright buy the phone you would pay 799.99. To some ppl I'm sure the 299.99 price tag is a bit hard on their budget, but its the cellphone providers game. If you wanna "play" you have to play by their rules.