Can cell re-sellers offer better monthly rates than providers?
November 16, 2011 7:41 AM Subscribe
Can/do cell phone re-sellers (for the big four) offer better deals on PLANs or are they only authorized to offer better deals on PHONEs.
posted by n-palmer to Shopping (3 answers total)
I have looked at T-Mobile, Verizon, AT&T, and Sprint re-sellers and it seems that they all have better prices on phones than directly from the provider, but all of the monthly rates are the same (or a subset, anyway) as the vendor's website.
I assume that the monthly billing comes from the provider and is the same irregardless of the re-seller that signs you up. But I wanted to verify that.
It looks like going directly to a provider is the better option because if allows the most flexibility in only signing up for features that you want whereas re-sellers tend to have only a few prepackaged bundles of plans.