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Comments on news posted 2012-02-03 10:10:32: Several new wireless carriers will launch this year, all trying to do things slightly differently. Republic Wireless plans to lower prices by offloading most of the daily traffic to Wi-Fi. ..

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bville

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reply to crazyk4952

Re: What about roaming and regulatory fee?

Will Ting charge me for voice, text, and data usage while on WiFi or only while directly on the Spring 3G/4G? Or will WiFi usage not count toward official usage?? Thx.


tmc8080

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reply to Veloslave

Re: Bottom line

once they begin throttling it after X gigabytes it won't be worth more than $10 a month, if anything. verizon learned to monetize data from AT&T's anti-competitive tactics so paying for unlimited really is paying for limited, they just thread the needle a different way.



Veloslave
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said by VIVID IMAGINATION :

once they begin throttling it after X gigabytes it won't be worth more than $10 a month, if anything. verizon learned to monetize data from AT&T's anti-competitive tactics so paying for unlimited really is paying for limited, they just thread the needle a different way.

Did you dream that up during a paranoid bad nights sleep or would you care to share a single shred of evidence?

(And FTR, in case it matters to anyone else suffering from delusional tel-com disorder) I do not use that kind of data all the time... most months are under a gig checking email but depending on the type of work or travel... I can really rack it up. I HAVE NEVER been subjected to, nor do I expect, any throttling. (And neither have some people's imaginations)
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DataRiker
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reply to BiggA

said by BiggA:

An MVNO can't exactly tailor to highly abusive users.

How do you abuse unlimited?

BiggA

join:2005-11-23
EARTH

The MVNO has to pay per byte. In the US, we massively overpay for our cell phones just to have huge buckets of minutes and "unlimited" stuff, when we'd be much better off if we paid for what we actually used, but at a reasonable rate, like what Ting is doing.



DataRiker
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I'm just going to assume your replying to someone else as it has nothing to do with my question.

Frankly its a really slimy thing to do, sell people unlimited then call them abusers for using it.


BiggA

join:2005-11-23
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My point is Ting doesn't offer unlimited, and can't at a reasonable price, because they have to pay on a per byte basis to Sprint. Nothing is truly unlimited, even the local buffet.



DataRiker
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Yes we know they don't offer unlimited.

Many do.


BiggA

join:2005-11-23
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Sprint's own.