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Atnt has an annul income of 124.280 billion (2010)
(1 / 20th of the entire US GDP:14.8 TRILL)

infrastructure isnt the problem.

Conspiracy is the problem

Now just imagine what type of influence atnt has.

How did all the maths nerdery of OCN miss this?
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The old all-in-one prediction again...

Seriously, the only thing phones are truly good at is doing phone-related tasks. No smartphone feature out there will beat a dedicated device, unless you're comparing a high-end phone with a truly low-cost device.

Dedicated cameras are better, and so are portable media players and handheld consoles. While the idea of having many things packed in one is great, as long as the battery lasts long, I wouldn't give up on buying and using dedicated devices.

Handheld consoles aren't going anywhere, there's still a BIG market out there. It won't simply shrink and die like that in a few years.

I didn't say phones were any better, or bring up any "all-in-one predictions" so thanks for putting words in my mouth. Just saying most people would rather reach for the phones they already own to game on before inconveniencing themselves buying separate devices, games for them, and carrying them around to use them.
 
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what? 20mb is nothing these days
 
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I got 100mb cap on my Evo 3D with T-mobile. Just watching few youtube vids eats that limit. And when i visited the site, i was told that this limit is there to make it equal for everyone and be fair. Wut ? Why dont they leave it without any limit ? Isnt that equal too ? I see this every single day. And it doesnt matter that most of the time i am near WiFi.

There shouldnt be any limits. Its just stupid >.>
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I've never owned a device without a bandwidth cap, and I never will unless there is absolutely no alternative.

I'm not even doing it to make a point, I actually just don't see how people can put up with bandwidth caps in an age where technology gives us gigabit per second interconnects. It just makes me rage
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I got 100mb cap on my Evo 3D with T-mobile. Just watching few youtube vids eats that limit. And when i visited the site, i was told that this limit is there to make it equal for everyone and be fair. Wut ? Why dont they leave it without any limit ? Isnt that equal too ? I see this every single day. And it doesnt matter that most of the time i am near WiFi.

There shouldnt be any limits. Its just stupid >.>
Why shouldn't there be any limits?

The device comes with 3G functionality built in. No monthly fees. Of course there is going to be a limit.

20MB is a bit low, but that's about right for a device like this. The 3G functionality is for web browsing, maybe some light video streaming, but mainly video game multiplayer and/or co-op. None of which will take 20MB at once.

It's not a 20MB monthly cap or anything either. The Kindle has the same setup too.
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How did all the maths nerdery of OCN miss this?
They didn't, you just didn't read through the thread.
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14.8 trillion / 124.280 billion =
14,000,000,000,000 / 124,280,000,000 = 112.64

So it would be roughly 1/113th of the GDP. Also, income isn't the same as profit. Nevertheless I agree completely that the data caps are unnecessary from a profit standpoint, they could be required due to network capabilities, which it doesn't seem AT&T is in a hurry to fix, which is understandable given how much money they're making off their data caps.
This also isn't right because as others have stated, revenue =/= profit.
GDP is calculated one of two ways, but the method you guys are thinking of is proabbaly the income approach (wages +profit+rents+interests-depreciation - indirect taxes).

AT&T also only have revenue of $35 billion, $12.5 billion net income (aka profit) per their 2010 Annual report (latest available).
http://www.att.com/Common/about_us/a...T2010_Full.pdf

US GDP during that period was $14.1 trillion
http://www.google.com/publicdata/exp...hl=en&q=us+gdp

Assuming there was 0 depreciation and indirect taxes (in actuality was probably well over 2 trillion), the % of GDP attributed to AT&T was $12.5 billion/$14.1 trillion= 0.09%.

So yea, AT&T doesn't actually have anywhere NEAR the sort of impact you guys are thinking.
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