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Someone on the site said that if they used less does that mean they pay less?

Listen, we're already padding their bottom line

for them 1 gb costs roughly $0.05, I pay 25 a month, for them 150gb is $12.50 if my math is right, and that means they get $17.50 PURE PROFIT every month, and imagine how many people pay MORE than me a month, AT&T needs to get sued over this.
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post #12 of 216
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Originally Posted by Zaxbys View Post
I sure did... SLOW internet + data cap is amazing!

So I switched to Comcast

Ahaha

Actor 1: so I switched
Actor 3: I switched
Actor 3: I switched
Actor 4: to comast business class
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post #13 of 216
It's called twisting the facts. AT&T surveyed customers asking whether they would prefer paying per data used, per minute used (aka metered) or pay per package with a rough cap. In other words do you want terds for dinner or terds with a glass of ice tea for dinner.
    
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Someone on the site said that if they used less does that mean they pay less?

Listen, we're already padding their bottom line

for them 1 gb costs roughly $0.05, I pay 25 a month, for them 150gb is $12.50 if my math is right, and that means they get $17.50 PURE PROFIT every month, and imagine how many people pay MORE than me a month, AT&T needs to get sued over this.
This all goes back to the lack of competition. all the ISP's charge rates like this, JUST BECAUSE THEY CAN. if only the US gov't wasn't such a pushover we wouldn't have this problem now.......
post #15 of 216
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Ahaha

Actor 1: so I switched
Actor 3: I switched
Actor 3: I switched
Actor 4: to comast business class
I got Comcast business class
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T-mo FTW! The coverage isn't quite as good, but no data caps and data (at my house) is really fast! 5 gigs down, 1.5 up.
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If I could die of laughter this would do it

No one I know wants data caps...NO ONE!
Nobody wants their own data capped. But what I really don't want is to have the insane data users at the top raising prices for everyone else.

What I would be OK with is a fairly high data cap that even savvy users wouldn't be likely to go over, this way almost nobody is affected by the caps.
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It's called twisting the facts. AT&T surveyed customers asking whether they would prefer paying per data used, per minute used (aka metered) or pay per package with a rough cap. In other words do you want terds for dinner or terds with a glass of ice tea for dinner.
I also believed they told study groups "There are a few people who are to blame for your slow Internet. If we cap them, you would all share the Internet more fairly."


What bothers me is Comcast has not move the cap in 2 years.... even though data consumption is going up. This is due to online media consumption..... something that competes with their lucrative cable TV.
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post #19 of 216
Sounds like they're twisting words and such. LAWSUIT!!! (I'm not going to do it as I don't believe my connection is through them)

Hey, here's an idea that works with the "customer feedback" they have. Offer various internet connection plans that don't have bandwidth caps, but give people who don't use much bandwidth discounts. So those who simply check e-mails pay less then those who play games and what not. Simple, easy, wouldn't piss me off!
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AT&T disgusts me. Verizon all the way.
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