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09-22-2011, 05:24 PM #41
09-22-2011, 07:15 PM #42
It's all about supply and demand (like gas prices). Since everyone has a cell phone... and most everyone uses data... data prices go up and usage is limited. Gas prices go up... and less people take trips. In the end it hurts the economy. The trick for the phone companies is that users won't stop using and so they get twice as much profit as the user gets less data. The only way we get unlimited back is when competition allows it and technology demands it. It's the same as phasing out oil vs. electric. There needs to be a demand and the technology needs to be accessible to everyone for the ultimate change to occur. For now, the phone companies get to beat it's users down... just like the oil companies.
Last edited by Pepsolman; 09-22-2011 at 07:18 PM.
09-23-2011, 11:31 AM #43
And now to top it all off AT&T says they are streamlining their service by getting rid of their lower tiered messaging plans. Really?! Right as iOS 5 comes out and lets iPhone users message each other for free AT&T decides to do this. That's a little ironic. I was excited to see that option in iOS 5 because most of my friends use iPhones so now I could save $10 a month and drop down the the 200 messages option. But no, they took that away too in order to keep my bill over $100 a month. Funny thing here is that messages use zero bandwidth. They are piggybacked onto already in use radio waves and cost phone companies zero dollars. Why do they get to get rid of unlimited data on the cry of using too much bandwidth but continue to charge us an arm and a leg for something that doesn't use any? It's just bad business.
So you sit there on your chair high above the rest of us, telling us what we should and shouldn't be able to do. Think of it this way. I run a wine business. I have a wine club where people get 4 bottles a month for a certain price. Now what if I decided that because they weren't drinking the wine themselves, but sharing it with their friends, that I was only going to give them 2 bottles a month for the same price and tell them that because I don't have enough money to keep my business running under the agreement that we originally had you get half as much. Oh and I'm allowed to do this without telling you and there is nothing you can do about it because you signed a contract. Seems a little bull$!*# when you put it that way doesn't it.
09-23-2011, 07:07 PM #44
i think i unly used hotspot ones since i had att for 1 min making sure it mywi worked.
i hope tmob stays tmob, att stays att go nd f** themsevles Period and Sprint pulls of something nice not trying to be ATT.
Last edited by delusion950; 09-23-2011 at 07:11 PM.
09-24-2011, 02:26 PM #45
I use MLB.TV on my Iphone and it would be nice if I was exempt from a bandwidth cap since that's all I use my data for. I paid $120 for it. Why the hell offer it??? Especially since I use it at work and need 3G to watch games and wifi is not available. I wouldn't care if AT&T would trace my data. I would welcome it so they knew I am not an extreme data hog.