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SUMMARY: CEOs of the mega-retailer and the online auction giant say that wireless carriers need to open their networks and offer simpler data plans.

BARCELONA, Spain--Wireless operators need to stop locking devices and offering overly complicated data plans. That's the message from Best Buy CEO Brian Dunn and eBay CEO John Donahoe here at Mobile World Congress.

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I thought this was too good not to put in the news!


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Update: Operators don't care. rolleyes.gif
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As longs as people are buying plans, they will continue to use and tweak them. Until a more profitable system arises, I doubt anything is changing with most mobile carriers.
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Update: Operators don't care. rolleyes.gif
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As longs as people are buying plans, they will continue to use and tweak them. Until a more profitable system arises, I doubt anything is changing with most mobile carriers.

pretty much said it all right there thumb.gif As long as people are willing to fork out cash for overpriced data plans, then they carriers won't care at all. if we could get everyone to band together against the carriers that would be great, but it ain't happenin' in this lifetime frown.gif
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As longs as people are buying plans, they will continue to use and tweak them. Until a more profitable system arises, I doubt anything is changing with most mobile carriers.

this about sums it up.
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HA!

Not a chance.

Ive worked for Verizon, Sprint, AT&T, and T-Mobile in various positions from sales to IT.
And they dont care one bit what their retailers or customers have to say.
Especially Verizon.
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Hey at least you aren't Canada... you get a choice between Bell and one of their sister companies or Rogers and one of their sister companies. Then since Bell gets more of the infrastructure leases, they force everyone else to price similar.
I will not pay for a data plan here, not going to happen the way things are now. I'll keep my free company dumb phone...
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To Bestbuy: You need to pack up and go out of business, even the mentally challenged know not to buy $500 HDMI cables, so why bother selling them in the first place? Unless you're saying you're a mainstream store for complete imbeciles and idiots.

To eBay: Your fees are too complicated, they should be radically reduced.
 
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Some people might jump on me for saying this. But this is where the government needs to jump in and bump some heads.
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Some people might jump on me for saying this. But this is where the government needs to jump in and bump some heads.

The problem with this is that there is competition in the market. It's not a monopoly. As long as they are "competing" and there's no price fixing (there may be price fixing in this mess), the government won't step in.
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