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Comments on news posted 2012-11-01 14:38:47: AT&T has jumped into the online storage market this week with a new service that allows users to store video and photos in the cloud using their mobile device. ..

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JigglyWiggly

join:2009-07-12
Pleasanton, CA

Intersting

why not just get google drive for 10$



buddahbless

join:2005-03-21
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Lets see, 5GB free storage, 2GB data cap ?

WIN FOR AT&T, FAIL FOR THE CONSUMER....

This may help the average joe (consumer) notice just how there being blindsided by ATT's data caps and overages.

Unless ATT allows you unlimited usage and streaming from there cloud and it not count against your data package... LOL let me stop dreaming.


ISurfTooMuch

join:2007-04-23
Tuscaloosa, AL

It'll become bloatware

I guarantee you that AT&T will include this app on all new Android devices they sell, and there won't be any way to uninstall it. And while the folks who know about cloud storage will use their service of choice, this will draw in the folks who don't know any better. And really, it doesn't appear that much worse than what's out there, so, when it's on every Android phone AT&T sells, it'll get customers just fine.



ArrayList
netbus developer
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focus

AT&T has ADHD.. cannot stay focused on core business.


jeff17

join:2000-12-11
US

why?

why does every news post have to include a response about data caps? let it go people, relax...



Mike
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Because caps are garbage.



Nightfall
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reply to buddahbless

Re: Lets see, 5GB free storage, 2GB data cap ?

said by buddahbless:

WIN FOR AT&T, FAIL FOR THE CONSUMER....

This may help the average joe (consumer) notice just how there being blindsided by ATT's data caps and overages.

Unless ATT allows you unlimited usage and streaming from there cloud and it not count against your data package... LOL let me stop dreaming.

I didn't see a data cap. Please link to your source.
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ptrowski
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I believe he is referring to your smartphone data plan.



buddahbless

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said by Nightfall:

I didn't see a data cap. Please link to your source.

Note I said Unless, However at the end of the press release read the fine print...

(AT&T Locker
Requires compatible iPhone 3GS or higher or Android 2.1 or higher smartphone, or internet access from computer. You must enable the Easy Upload feature in order for your content to be automatically uploaded to the AT&T cloud.

"""" Download and usage from wireless device may consume data.""""

Service intended for US based customers only. For terms, see att.com/wirelesslegal. )

Now Theres no mention that this will NOT count against your data it only mention that it MAY consume data. In those worded terms on there wireless network and not over wifi I speculate it will count.


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reply to ptrowski

said by ptrowski:

I believe he is referring to your smartphone data plan.

I was looking at this as another Dropbox like application.
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Nightfall
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reply to buddahbless

said by buddahbless:

said by Nightfall:

I didn't see a data cap. Please link to your source.

Note I said Unless, However at the end of the press release read the fine print...

(AT&T Locker
Requires compatible iPhone 3GS or higher or Android 2.1 or higher smartphone, or internet access from computer. You must enable the Easy Upload feature in order for your content to be automatically uploaded to the AT&T cloud.

"""" Download and usage from wireless device may consume data.""""

Service intended for US based customers only. For terms, see att.com/wirelesslegal. )

Now Theres no mention that this will NOT count against your data it only mention that it MAY consume data. In those worded terms on there wireless network and not over wifi I speculate it will count.

First off, its like Dropbox. I would speculate you are correct, but AT&T has been known to not count data that is used on AT&T services against the cap. I guess we will see how it all pans out.

For 5gb of free storage, this could be a good alternative to Dropbox or Sugarsync or Google Drive.
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morbo
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reply to jeff17

Re: why?

Feel free to pay my data overages. What is your address? I need to know where to send the invoice.


8744675

join:2000-10-10
Decatur, GA
reply to JigglyWiggly

Re: Intersting

Even more interesting is that it only costs 13 cents per GB to store data indefinitely, which consumes resources as long as it's stored, but it costs $10 a GB to transmit it there, which only uses resources momentarily during transmission.

Doesn't make sense. I bet the FCC will become very interested if they don't count that data against your cap.



ArrayList
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reply to jeff17

Re: why?

nice try, AT&T


fiberguy
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reply to jeff17

said by jeff17:

why does every news post have to include a response about data caps? let it go people, relax...

Jeff, you're absolutely right. Not every post has to keep festering what everyone knows. That's actually known as Trolling, but around here BBR calls that acceptable-trolling. It's off topic and serves no purpose to the topics at hand to constantly flame the threads with cap related posts.


Mike
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join:2000-09-17
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1 recommendation

reply to jeff17

Look at all these angry telco employees....


Skippy25

join:2000-09-13
Hazelwood, MO

Well it only makes sense....

Put a limit on how much data people can use before you start charging them for more data and then start rolling out services that use up lots of data. Anyone else see this coming?

Next thing to happen is for them to have a deal with all the big movie companies so you can see the latest just released movies through your mobile carrier for a buck!


Skippy25

join:2000-09-13
Hazelwood, MO
reply to buddahbless

Re: Lets see, 5GB free storage, 2GB data cap ?

said by buddahbless:

"""" Download and usage from wireless device may consume data.""""

What exactly do they mean by "may consume data"?

Is there ever a time that you pass packets back and forth that it does not consume data?

Why do they not simply say Download and usage from wireless device WILL consume data?

Stating "MAY" is 100% false, stating "WILL" is 100% true.


aztecnology
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said by Skippy25:

said by buddahbless:

"""" Download and usage from wireless device may consume data.""""

What exactly do they mean by "may consume data"?

Is there ever a time that you pass packets back and forth that it does not consume data?

Why do they not simply say Download and usage from wireless device WILL consume data?

Stating "MAY" is 100% false, stating "WILL" is 100% true.

If I connect from my phone via WiFi or from my computer, how much data will I consume...?
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ArrayList
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reply to fiberguy

Re: why?

by not talking about it, people learn to just accept it. not exactly a good thing to do.


fiberguy
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said by ArrayList:

by not talking about it, people learn to just accept it. not exactly a good thing to do.

So you feel compelled to CONSTANTLY drive that point home in every single topic or thread? ... or do you just feel that people are too stupid or beneath you that they don't remember something unless you tell them every day. So again, what's the point?

There are threads where it's appropriate. Why not just change the name of the site to broadbandcaps.com? EVERYTHING that has to do with internet is subject to caps.. there's no need to bring it up on everything that's discussed. It gets to the point of whiny..

fiberguy
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reply to Mike

said by Mike:

Look at all these angry telco employees....

Look at all these ASSumers... and you're a mod? wow. Brilliant!


djdanska
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reply to aztecnology

Re: Lets see, 5GB free storage, 2GB data cap ?

Depends, if you have at&t dsl or uverse, you still have the possibility of getting charged! lol! They got this down pat!


podstolom

join:2010-01-25
Wichita, KS
reply to Skippy25

Re: Well it only makes sense....

said by Skippy25:

Next thing to happen is for them to have a deal with all the big movie companies so you can see the latest just released movies through your mobile carrier for a buck!

*Viewing of this movie may consume data.


DataRiker
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reply to 8744675

Re: Intersting

Great point.


decifal

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Bon Aqua, TN
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reply to jeff17

Re: why?

said by jeff17:

why does every news post have to include a response about data caps? let it go people, relax...

Because caps are low and over priced.. Sorry, but we don't all make 100k+ a year, and all have access to land based broadband... I know if your house floods you just jump in your helicopter and fly to one of your others, but the rest of us have to stay and try to stay afloat...


ArrayList
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reply to fiberguy

said by fiberguy:

said by ArrayList:

by not talking about it, people learn to just accept it. not exactly a good thing to do.

So you feel compelled to CONSTANTLY drive that point home in every single topic or thread? ... or do you just feel that people are too stupid or beneath you that they don't remember something unless you tell them every day. So again, what's the point?

Well, obviously it is just to piss you off. /s

But seriously, it is so that the discussion doesn't end. I don't post about it in every thread. I only post about it when it is appropriate. This is one of those threads.

EVERYTHING that has to do with internet is subject to caps..

I firmly disagree. Usage caps serve no real purpose in maintaining infrastructure.


Andy from CA
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join:2008-09-05
Anaheim, CA

Works well on my iPhone but ...

Even though it has music folders (Skydrive has document or photo folders) you can, like Skydrive, only play songs one at a time rather than all of those in a single folder. However, it is another 5GB for free so I won't complain about it.

One more thing, if YouTube can allow you to make playlists then the first out of the gate with this will definitely have an advantage.

BTW: I don't know about Google Play as Google can't upload from a browser (special non-W2K program needed) while AT&T & MS let me use the Fox (FireFox that is).

All IMHO so YMMV


MaynardKrebs
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AT&T Cloud vs. Megaupload

How is AT&T going to police the content users upload? Oh, you mean they aren't except to take down stuff 'on notice'?

How'd that work out before????

I wonder when the DOJ will raid AT&T, seize their servers, hold everyone's data hostage, freeze A&T's bank accounts, and prosecute the Chairman, CEO, and President?

What's good for the goose .........

But it'll be, "They may be sons of bitches, but they're 'our' sons of bitches", so nothing will be done. Kim Dotcom take note.



Oh_No
Trogglus normalus

join:2011-05-21
Chicago, IL
reply to JigglyWiggly

Re: Intersting

Or just setup a shared drive at your home internet connection, then you have actual privacy for your data.
The workers for these online storage companies must have hours of fun go through files of their customers.

As for google drive and other online storage, I lol.
Very expensive yearly prices.
Google is $120 a year for 200GB. That is more than what XM radio costs.

I could see like $10 a year, but $10 a month is crazy.