Re: They'll have to offer the phone for under $50
Shane, the reason why they should offer a $50 phone is as a promotion, or in exchange for agreeing to be spammed by their ads.
Most companies offer refurbished phones for under $50, which is also fair.
Bottom line, like many people, I won't be paying $200 or more for a phone, nor signing a contract with a company whose service and quality are unproven. There have been alot of problems with the Google phones.