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Originally Posted by ryboto View Post
I pay zero for unlimited texts, being that this is a techie forum, I'm surprised more don't use Google Voice...
Eh, so your mommy pays for you? How cute.

X3

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Consider the following:

2011 - mobile communications has progressed to the point that for the first time in mobile comm. history, new equipment is being installed that has NO functional use for phone calls..it is specifically for DATA and Internet.

Wireless carriers continue to decrease their own costs and equipment footprints, while in the same time, increasing efficiency in call processing... and charging customers MORE.

Each year the profit scales for wireless carriers increases EXPONENTIALLY.
post #83 of 136
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Originally Posted by Miki View Post
Eh, so your mommy pays for you? How cute.

X3

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and she makes me sammiches.
Edited by ryboto - 8/19/11 at 10:37am
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Looks like I'm switching this coming may... now it's either Sprint or back to Verizon. It all depends on where the HTC Eternity lands for it's service or if ASUS lands some sweet phones too!
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Eh, so your mommy pays for you? How cute.
I think he meant that because he uses Google Voice he doesn't have to pay for texts, not that someone else paid for them instead.
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AT&T milking customers again.
*shocked face* AT&T sticking to the same model that has worked since their birth!? *end shocked face*
Why change your business model when idiots will pay for it? Main reason I don't use ANYTHING linked to Apple including Itunes.

Though to be fair ANY company can be like Apple, its up to the consumers to ensure they can't though. I just for some reason have a special hatred of Apple.
    
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Consider the following:

2011 - mobile communications has progressed to the point that for the first time in mobile comm. history, new equipment is being installed that has NO functional use for phone calls..it is specifically for DATA and Internet.

Wireless carriers continue to decrease their own costs and equipment footprints, while in the same time, increasing efficiency in call processing... and charging customers MORE.

Each year the profit scales for wireless carriers increases EXPONENTIALLY.
This, exactly. I've said almost the exact same thing before. It astounds me that despite this proven trend, people will defend service providers (and their business decisions that clearly don't take the consumer's best interests into account) to the death.

It doesn't come down to people being able to afford services, but the fact that the value of the service is no longer proportional to the cost handed down to the customers. Sure, probably most of us with mobile phones can afford to pay for the various services from providers--but that doesn't mean that the services are actually worth that much, it just means we'll tolerate it *(to a point.

I know everyone hates to spend money. But I would be shocked if the average reasonable person appraised the value of their mobile service to be more than half of what they actually pay.

You can't honestly look at the trend of record profits quarter after quarter and not realize that there's a clear disparity between what a company collects from their subscribers, the services they provide, and the actual cost of those services. Mix up progressive increases in prices for various services and it's even more clear that they're continually exploiting the fact that the customer really has no choice at times but to pay the increased prices for the same services.
    
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shurg, im with virgin mobile,unlimited everything except min, unless you get their unlimited talk plan too. and i pay 25$



wait, well 35$ for the new people.
    
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You haters on ATT lulz. I still have the unlimited data and texting, had it before these plans so they can't take it away!
they sure can try. I've had them cancel a dsl service for no reason so they didnt have to give me my sign up special. My household is now ATT-less
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I LOL at people in US complaining about cell phone charges. Try almost any country in Caribbean or most of the world. The kids spend there whole livelihood on 100 text a week seriously I lived there before (Belize). That's also why the richest man in the world (Carlos Slim Helú) made his money robbing kids just so they can have some text credit to text some friends. I'm more upset about my internet at home costing $50 and is still slow.
Count yourself blessed you don't live in a Country with a Cellular Monopoly.

Problem is some of us in the US live in places with only one ISP to choice from.
so are you for the complaining or against?

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I'd start communicating via smoke towers, or the pony express, before I signed up with AT&T.
BAHAHAHAHA
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