Well, they definitely convinced me (honestly I leaned that way anyhow) to NEVER get a smartphone. I'll stick with my "dumbphone" and a wifi-only tablet.
I hear you... eventually something has to shake out of this mess the carriers are in and created. Something will have to change dramatically. I bet we're all going to be paying far less for calls, and more for data in the not so distant future but the current data plan prices are a joke too.
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The cost of data for the carrier is ridiculously low compared to what they charge their users. To me this simply sounds like they are bringing their pricing in line with Sprints plans to some degree. The important thing to note is that they are not charging more they are simply throttling the speed which I believe is a much better strategy then charging customers more like Verizon and At&t do.
I agree with you Dave something has definitely got to change with all of these ISPs limiting our data usage and more of our data being moved to the "cloud".
These wireless carriers are already making huge gobs of money (profits galore) every year, yet they b*tch about the costs of doing business. They want MORE Dammit! and they want it NOW!!
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OK it is still $35 a month for the unlimited data/unlimited text/300 voice minute plan right? So they throttle you if you go over 2.5GB thats still the best deal in mobile for the United States.
I got a discounted phone (Triumph) on cyber-monday; still debating whether to use wifi only or buy their data plan...them slowing it down after 2.5GB helps me keep my "contract/plan"$$ in my pocket. I have wifi most of the places I go. Thank you for the discounted phone/wifi 4.1" tablet; and improve your plan and I may get it sooner than if I take my own sweet time to decide that I "need" it...something's got to give... I have been on a prepaid phone plan for over 5 years, avg'ing less than 100 min a month; $10/a month charges... why would I change to $35/month? I don't even use 100 minutes... how about 5.0gb plan(unlimited, but slowed at 5.0gb) for $10or $25...? (whatever's fair) throw in 100 minutes, or 50; is ok with me...
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