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Cell Phone Companies To End Phone Subsidies?

The era of cheap or free phones from carriers could be ending along with contracts. The popularity of flexible mobile plans is forcing carriers to find alternatives. AT&T Inc. said it was considering doing away with phone subsidies. Chief Executive Randall Stephenson said subsidizing a smartphone every two years was an expensive undertaking that he didn't think the company could afford.

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