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The largest saturation was 75% of schools in a given district, with 21% of educators reporting that no technology had been implemented yet. Only 12% say they can get technology in the hands of students, and 51% of those who have some kind of tech report sharing a device cart with other classrooms.

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Fran Shammo, the aforementioned CFO of Verizon, said very plainly “We will not touch our service pricing” when prompted to comment on whether or not Verizon would alter their pricing scheme to suit the Edge offering. Shammo plainly and flatly told us what we knew all along: Verizon isn’t interested in saving us money.

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We wanted a way out of our two-year contracts early, without paying an early termination fee. Each carrier has done that for us, although the ETF is really just parsed out differently. Be it making sure your device is half paid for like Verizon asks, or a monthly fee for the option to leave, you’re still paying for that ETF in some way.

Moto X factory

I’m not familiar with the inner workings of a smartphone manufacturing facility, but one thing that stands out is the color wheels at various (maybe all) workstations. Is that some sort of screen calibration tool? Perhaps it has something to do with customization.

Verizon Wireless

There are no mysterious monthly fees, or painfully long waiting periods for upgrade. There is no early termination fee, and All of Verizon’s “Share Everything” plans are eligible, too.

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It’s a lot like Amazon, except these are Google sponsored results. That little sponsored box at the top of the results screen, which is surprisingly functional, is paid advertising space. If you click on the actual product, you’re redirected to the landing page for that product, on the site selling it.

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The infographic below shows some great stats, and honest comparisons. What jumps out most is the country-by-country breakout, as well as the ability to discover what you’re looking for with misspelled words. I was also a bit taken with the price points for apps via the app store. An app that runs you $999? Wow. That’s bold.