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Comments on news posted 2012-11-01 08:18:09: The UK has been well-behind the United States in LTE deployment, only just this month seeing their first carrier deploy the faster technology. ..



nonamesleft

join:2011-11-07
Manitowoc, WI

Did they drill in the ground to get LTE?

Does LTE suck oil out of the ground or what? That supply and demand excuse to raise prices on everything is the stupidest excuse ever.

DabberDan

join:2004-11-15
Canada
How many LTE devices out there today? Yeah... demand. Instead, they should claim it's a premium service?

I'd like to add, if customers find it too high, just don't use it (which should lower demand and the price?). Over simplification?

bugabuga

join:2004-06-10
Austin, TX

Heh

I wondered if Verizon gave them the idea of bundling So EE is not as much "Everything Everywhere" but rather "Extremely Expensive".
More puzzling is that their data allowances start so small. 10 minutes of high-speed LTE and you're done.
And UK has plenty of competition. So... I don't think this will fly. And once Three turns on LTE, this little exercise in squeezing extra cash will be over
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BobbyC101st
Premium
join:2006-02-10
M20 6BN
That's what I am doing.....as much as I would like a high speed connection through my dongle when using my laptop....there is no way I want to pay extortionate prices for the benefit. I am prepared to wait until competition forces prices down so that LTE phones and dongles have to sell or become obsolete on the shelf.....and I am advising my friends to do the same. The more people shy away from an expensive product, the more the ISPs will regret high prices.


nonamesleft

join:2011-11-07
Manitowoc, WI
reply to DabberDan

Re: Did they drill in the ground to get LTE?

Makes sense to me.


Bill Neilson
Premium
join:2009-07-08
Arlington, VA

And why should the company do anything else?

Like the US, the company has been given the ability to price it whatever they want, whenever they want, however they want. Well, they may have a few more restrictions with the EU but hell, it still is rather insane as shown by this price.

These companies don't even try to give actual reasons for their actions....and why should they? Who is going to stop them from out-right lying with their reasons?

elray

join:2000-12-16
Santa Monica, CA
Reviews:
·Time Warner Cable
·EarthLink
said by Bill Neilson:

Like the US, the company has been given the ability to price it whatever they want, whenever they want, however they want. Well, they may have a few more restrictions with the EU but hell, it still is rather insane as shown by this price.

If they price it "whatever they want", and no one buys it, they will go out of business. The price represents what people are willing to pay this year.


Bill Neilson
Premium
join:2009-07-08
Arlington, VA
said by elray:

said by Bill Neilson:

Like the US, the company has been given the ability to price it whatever they want, whenever they want, however they want. Well, they may have a few more restrictions with the EU but hell, it still is rather insane as shown by this price.

If they price it "whatever they want", and no one buys it, they will go out of business. The price represents what people are willing to pay this year.

Well no, many people like myself require their products as a way to keep our jobs due to demand from employers, employees, and customers.

I would love to cut off my phone/internet for other companies but sadly, I do not have that option. I only have 1 company to choose from.....GOOOOOO COMPETITION!

elray

join:2000-12-16
Santa Monica, CA
Reviews:
·Time Warner Cable
·EarthLink
said by Bill Neilson:

said by elray:

said by Bill Neilson:

Like the US, the company has been given the ability to price it whatever they want, whenever they want, however they want. Well, they may have a few more restrictions with the EU but hell, it still is rather insane as shown by this price.

If they price it "whatever they want", and no one buys it, they will go out of business. The price represents what people are willing to pay this year.

Well no, many people like myself require their products as a way to keep our jobs due to demand from employers, employees, and customers.

Even if your belief was true, you are still choosing to pay for the phone service - paying only as much as you're willing, "to keep your job". Maybe you should look for other work, or turn the tables on the boss, and have him pay for it.


Bill Neilson
Premium
join:2009-07-08
Arlington, VA
said by elray:

Even if your belief was true, you are still choosing to pay for the phone service - paying only as much as you're willing, "to keep your job". Maybe you should look for other work, or turn the tables on the boss, and have him pay for it.

I wasn't really stating whether it was true or not....I know it is true as virtually every person I know needs the ISP at home for their jobs. Maybe some do not....but in my line of work and a variety of others, people need it.

I know that people online can say things like "Quit your job" or "Quit using any internet" as a jab on internet forums but in big-boy world, we do REQUIRE these things as a daily part of our life....and we can't afford to make a "statement" to our ISP's unless we have a 2nd choice.

If it wasn't a requirement and it was a "luxury"....I would have dropped in years ago.