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Microsoft Preparing to Sell Cellphone-Like Subscriptions for the Xbox?

Microsoft isn't commenting on this rumor, but The Verge is reporting that Microsoft is planning to start selling subscriptions for the Xbox next week, similarly to how wireless carriers sell cellphones. Under the plan, the Xbox plus Kinect will cost $99 upfront and then $15 a month for two years, including access to the Xbox Live Gold service and its streaming TV and music.
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WSJ: ‘Google to Start Selling Own Phone Without Wireless Partner by Next Year’

Technology / Internet : Daring Fireball (5 years ago)

Jessica E. Vascellaro, reporting for The Wall Street Journal (link to get behind the WSJ paywall): Google Inc. has designed a cellphone it plans to sell directly to consumers as soon as next year, according to people familiar with h... Read Post

China Telecom will start selling Microsoft’s Xbox One in September as its exclusive carrier partner

Technology : The Next Web Blog (6 months ago)

One of China’s three largest telecommunications firm, China Telecom, revealed at a press conference yesterday that it will be the exclusive carrier partner of Microsoft’s Xbox One and will start selling it in September (as first rep... Read Post

Selling the Xbox as if It Were a Cellphone

Technology : Bits (3 years ago)

Microsoft has a plan to sell its Xbox game system more the way it would a cellphone, giving customers a break on the cost of the device as long as they commit to pay a monthly service bill. Read Post

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