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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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