tab and plan costs linked?

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If plans (monthly cost to use the phone) and tabs (cost to pay off your phone) are considered exclusive from each other (once your tab is paid off you just pay the plan monthly charge), then why are plans on a monthly Tab Large starting at $79/month (for samsung galaxy s9+), and plans on a Tab medium starting at $45/month. The plan cost changes, instead of just the Tab cost.  Why?
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Goran, Mobile Master

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Because there are 3 tab tiers. And for the privilege of getting an extra 144 dollars to put on tab from the cost of the phone, you get to spend 20 dollars more per month for the same amount of data for two years. Not at all worth it, I'd stick with tab medium unless you're in SK/MB.

Edit: Now I see adjusted tab large data allotments. Well, it's a fair bit less of a rip off now than it always was.
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I don't think if you are a "normal" poor, you would choose an expensive phone (that is only available with a large Tab)..
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Unless you are silly, you would choose tab M or a more modest device
So essentially they are just charging you twice, per month, for the phone.  Once on the tab cost and the other is hidden in the monthly plan cost (the additional $34 per month, comparing medium to large tabs).  Yah, thats a horrible deal,  you end up spending  and additional $816 over the course of the 2 years.  
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I suppose you could see it as a double charge. Either way it's all profit. 79 now gets you 5gb for tab large vs 70 on medium. Used to be a bigger divide so it's less of a rip off but still not worth it nonetheless.
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I like to think of it as an interest charge in order to get a bigger loan