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Thread: Analyst: LTE iPads Will See Decaying Demand

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    If the way billing worked made and sort of sense, I think people would be open to paying. But as it stands, you pay $20+ per month and whatever you don't use gets taken away. As such, you are required to babysit your plan. If you are not using it one month, you must cancel everything and set it back up for when you do plan on using it. Why not just charge a flat rate for the data that is being used? Or require that a couple GB of credit be purchased at a time, and once that credit is used up, you are automatically billed for another chunk of data. The wireless carrier has nothing to lose and everything to gain here. They are not dealing with subsidizing the product or dealing with lengthy contracts or even credit checks.

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    Quote Originally Posted by runey71 View Post
    Did you even read the article? It is nothing to do with older products reducing in demand. It was about consumers not wanting a mobile broadband option in tablets and preferring to use wifi instead.
    Products as in 3G and 4g will be older and 5g, super wifi and more hotspots will be open around the world by 2016

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