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|Comments on news posted 2010-06-25 10:35:56: Driven by AT&T's recent decision to impose caps from 200 MB to 2 GB and monthly overages up to $15, CNET's running an article that claims that those upset by this new shift toward high overages shouldn't be. .. |
Why? Why do these companies spend so much money to build super high speed broadband networks, if all they want people to do on them is check their e-mail and do lite web surfing? No body needs 1.5 mbps or more to check their e-mail. You can do that just fine on edge service. When I had Dial up I don't think I ever wished my e-mail would load faster. I wanted to download movies, and watch youtube. I know business people use the network to send and receive large files, but that's a very small market.
There are no "DATAHOGS" I'm sick of hearing people being called that. What ever you use the service for is fine, but it uses bandwidth just like anything else. If a million people check their e-mail on a network that was only designed to handle 500,000 people, it's going to crash. If your company requires people to buy a unlimited service, most of them didn't even need or want, but they find a use for, whatever that use is, don't make them hogs, when the service you forced them to buy was unlimited. So stop calling your customers names and fix your stinking company.
Next the truly poor, don't have computers, or iphones, or ipads, or smartphones, they're lucky to have a phone. If someone can afford $25 for 2 gbs, they can afford $30 for unlimited service. If they can't they can't afford either. So where is the FREE broadband? I mean if you really care AT$T.
No, they are saying only minorities are poor. Wow, ATT is actually KKK? I didn't know that!
That is what they said... Now non-whites can afford the internet. Because you know, there are no minorities on the "World Wide Web".
They are doing it so black-hispanics in America, without computers, can now have bills for something they don't need. I am sure the homeless, jobless, hungry guy "Hose" needs the internet. You know, all those Lexus and work at home, 'Under the bridge", ads are just what he needs... While he downloads HD pron, and gets charged because they fail to show how much you consumed or alert you that you just went over your cap.
Reminds me of AOL's "accidental" double-billing, and hidden cancellation number scams.
This guy is getting paid to kill ATT... He must have been recommended by the competitors stock-holders.
Still raising prices, because we can... We have the most expensive, slow internet, in the world. Places which are mostly "poor" have faster and cheaper internet.
Not because we pay the bill. It is because the internet is a 1000% mark-up on service here, and only a 500% mark-up over there. (Yet they have 20-30 MBPS, while we have an average of 8-9 MBPS here.)
The issue isn't overcrowding, unless they are making 2000% because they removed half the available hardware, so they can use it twice as long, since we still pay for it. Stop paying. Cancel the account. Go out-side for a year, work, have fun... and then the ADS will stop, the viruses will fade away, the internet will quadruple in speed, and prices will fall in half. Because if they don't, they will loose billions.
This is our world, and they are OUR employees. We pay for them, they don't pay us.