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Originally Posted by Blindrage606 View Post

Infrastructure cost money.

And your point?

Let us use the UK carriers as an example as I am living here now.

3 :
- 35gbp per month gets 2,000 minutes, 5,000 3 to 3 minutes, 5,000 texts, unlimited data, and a free phone (Note 2 for me) with 2 year contract.
- They just did an upgrade in late 2011 and early 2012 to H+
- They are currently doing a massive upgrade to 4G
- Exceptional coverage

Vodafone (Owns Verizon) :
- 47gbp per month for a Note 2 with unlimited calls and texts and 2gb of data (10gbp a month for an extra 2gb)
- 3G coverage with H+ in some areas
- Haven't heard about when they will get 4G
- Signal reception is appauling unless you are in London or other major cities.

O2 :
- 36gbp per month and 129.99gbp upfront for a Note 2 with unlimited calls and texts and 2gb of data
- H+ in most areas with 4G coverage growing
- Exceptional coverage

If 3 can do it so can others. There is no reason carriers cannot offer unlimited data at a decent price even in the states.

Edit :
Quote:
Originally Posted by Rayleyne View Post

Let me get this straight, You are getting basic cable tv free with your 30/1.5 plan for 60 a month and from what i see no data cap

I'm paying 110 a month for 10/.5 with no cable no anything with 200GB of service wich btw uploads are counted against., I always love reading the complaints

I am at 1.5/0.80 with no cap. frown.gif Oh and there is no plan for fibre optic at all.
Edited by Magariz - 1/24/13 at 1:14am
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post #62 of 224
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Originally Posted by Magariz View Post

And your point?

Let us use the UK carriers as an example as I am living here now.

3 :
- 35gbp per month gets 2,000 minutes, 5,000 3 to 3 minutes, 5,000 texts, unlimited data, and a free phone (Note 2 for me) with 2 year contract.
- They just did an upgrade in late 2011 and early 2012 to H+
- They are currently doing a massive upgrade to 4G
- Exceptional coverage

Vodafone (Owns Verizon) :
- 47gbp per month for a Note 2 with unlimited calls and texts and 2gb of data (10gbp a month for an extra 2gb)
- 3G coverage with H+ in some areas
- Haven't heard about when they will get 4G
- Signal reception is appauling unless you are in London or other major cities.

O2 :
- 36gbp per month and 129.99gbp upfront for a Note 2 with unlimited calls and texts and 2gb of data
- H+ in most areas with 4G coverage growing
- Exceptional coverage

If 3 can do it so can others. There is no reason carriers cannot offer unlimited data at a decent price even in the states.

Theres a reason why carriers can't do it, It's A expensive and B vodafone is terrible, If vodafone owns verizon that explains why you lot have so many horrible problems in america, Vodafone is terrible, Also known in australia as Vodafail, Vodacrap, ANd a few more imaginative and rude names.
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bottom line- profit (aka greed)
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Originally Posted by Rayleyne View Post

Theres a reason why carriers can't do it, It's A expensive and B vodafone is terrible, If vodafone owns verizon that explains why you lot have so many horrible problems in america, Vodafone is terrible, Also known in australia as Vodafail, Vodacrap, ANd a few more imaginative and rude names.

The thing is 3 is doing it and charging customers less at the same time. Yes Vodafone is atrocious lol, but the fact remains others can do it they just refuse to. They only care about the money and as long as people still pay like blind sheep than they have no need to change.
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If i remember correctly Vodafail bought out 3
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Originally Posted by Rayleyne View Post

If i remember correctly Vodafail bought out 3

No they just merged their networks in Australia. Didn't even realize 3 was outside the UK lol.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hutchison_3G#Vodafone_Australia
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Don't like how expensive it is? Then buy the cheapest plan available and eventually the more consistent providers will drop their prices to compete. If there isn't anything cheap enough for you then just wait for a company to undercut their competition's prices. As long as there aren't underhand tricks to stifle competition, capitalism will work itself out eventually thumb.gif

It would be nice though if congress stopped arguing about gun laws (waste of time IMHO) and started working on a law to restrict pricing of internet service. Didn't the UN declare it to be a basic human right or something? That'd get me cheap 4G LTE a lot quicker biggrin.gif

NO nononoonoonnoonononoonnoonnoo.

We already know that the network providers in the US and the rest of the world fix their prices and agree not to undercut each other. The only way to stop the ridiculous pricing is with government intervention.
    
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water is limited though..

internet is technically "unlimited" except for the energy that goes into maintaining it

Tehnically your wrong. Because the ammount of water stays the same, no matter how much it is consumed, only thing that changes is the quality after each use.
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Tehnically your wrong. Because the ammount of water stays the same, no matter how much it is consumed, only thing that changes is the quality after each use.

Yes but the quality of it should theoretically have a limit to as much filtration it can take?

I don't know about this subject so i can't comment
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While i'm not exactly educated in close matter on that , it'd be wise enough to say that it should be possible to constantly filter/improve it back to original quality and only thing that might limit it would be the needed energy.
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