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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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FreedomPop starts selling tablets with free data and voice plans

Technology : GigaOM (yesterday)

FreedomPop today started selling the iPad mini and the Samsung Tab 3, offering the same free voice and data plans available to its smartphone users. FreedomPop starts selling tablets with free data and voice plans originally publish... Read Post

Selling the Xbox as if It Were a Cellphone

Technology : Bits (2 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

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

Technology : The Next Web Blog (last week)

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

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