| |jhboricuaExMod 2000-01
| |said by jp16: Why should they be paying for it? It amounts to double-dipping, plain and simple.
Why are people upset that the carriers are putting an end to something that people are getting for free when they should be paying for it.
said by jp16:Your analogy is flawed. A better example would be you buying a Volkswagen and AFTER THE SALE they kept changing the terms of the warranty every other month limiting what you can do with the vehicle. Want to drive above 30 MPH now? Pay an additional monthly fee or we'll void your warranty. Want to give a ride to anyone? Pay an additional monthly fee or we'll void your warranty. Want to use the highway? Pay an additional montly fee or we'll void your warranty. You can use the radio for a nominal fee, even if it doesn't costs us anything extra for you to do so. BTW, they are the only car maker authorized to provide vehicles in your area and nobody can service the vehicle but the dealer. You don't like it? Well you can stop using the vehicle and don't expect anything close to a refund for it. Oh, the only other option available to you in your area is a scooter. But hey, as long as this is spelled out on their continually revised TOS you have absolutely no right to be upset, right?
I don't get pissed when I go to the Volkswagen dealer and buy a Volkswagen and get a Volkswagen but then expect it to be a Porsche.
said by jp16:Another stupid analogy that has nothing to do with this.
Do you go to work and expect to get paid? What if your employer decided to simply not pay you for the services you performed? You would be pissed and rightfully so.
said by jp16:I rather continue enabling a feature that came on the device I PAID FOR. If AT&T, Verizon, etc, wants not to allow me to tether, they can do whatever they want on THEIR END, not on MY DEVICE. Anyone remembers when ISPs wanted to charge extra for NAT? It went well for them, didn't it?
If the wireless carriers are so bad and you are so "fed up" with them then drop your service. No one is forcing you to pay them a monthly fee. You choose to do so and to whom you send that money to.
Stop getting pissed because there are businesses in business to make money. That's right folks... Verizon, At&t, et al are there to make money. They do a good job at that as well.
said by jp16:Because it's a ripoff and no amount of marketing spin or TOS bullshit can change that. If you treat your customers like that, you deserve all that comes back to you.
So I guess in summary my question to the group is: Why are people upset that the carriers are enforcing the TOS that their customers agreed to?
You do realize that a key event in this country's revolution started with an illegal act of dumping tea on the harbor because the people were fed up with unfair but LEGAL practices by the British and the East India Company? Yes, THEY BROKE THE LAW!! Imagine that. It's pitiful you're advocating we all go back to being sheep.
"Two things are infinite: the universe and human stupidity; and I'm not sure about the the universe." - Albert Einstein
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New York, NY
said by axiomatic:Agree 100%
The "idea" of tethering only makes sense to people too stupid to understand how networks work.
Re: break up
said by anon6 :Agreed. AT&T should become AT and AT [American (Wireless) Telephone, and American (Wireless) Telegraph/Data]
maybe the government should break them up again?