HTC desire not really $0 when tab is less than $50

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I feel is a bit deceptive that when the tab is below zero you see the price of the phone discounted according to your tab balance. For example... for a $100 phone if the tab is above -50 it says you pay $0... however when I try to get the phone it says I must pay off my tab first, so it is not $0 it is $0 plus my tab balance.
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Posted 3 years ago

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You cannot start a new tab if you have a tab balance outstanding.

If you didn't have an outstanding balance, you wouldn't pay anything. But you're starting a new tab, so the old one must be cleared.

You're still not paying a dime out of pocket for the HTC
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You pay off your tab much faster when its only $100 vs the full $150
Thanks guys. I get that... now. But I've been seeing the "you pay" number go down for a few months now waiting for it to be $0. If I need to pay off my tab balance anyway why make it different for a $150 than for a $100 phone. At the end I would pay $0 up front. I mean I cannot use my $100 that I paid off my tab so far, so don't tell me I can. The "Use tab" box is not accurate.
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Because in reality, you are getting the phone for 0$

If you can't swing the payment now but you want to order the phone you can pay it off via your next bill and still order the phone for 0$ today.
It is actually not a matter of having the $ to pay it right now. So, last month, for example, it said you pay $2 that is not accurate because it would ask me to pay my existing tab and then I wouldn't have paid $2, I would have paid $0 according to the logic you are using. It said "Use tab $98"
I am this close of making a formal complaint to a consumer defense group for false advertising. May not be worth the $49 of my tab though.
Also, because of their two-year paid warranty and my current plan they will have to waive part of my tab in two-years anyway.
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I will give you a hmm. You make a point.

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