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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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fiberguy
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reply to ArrayList

Re: why?

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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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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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
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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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Re: Intersting

Great point.

decifal

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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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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
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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.

openbox9
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reply to 8744675
said by 8744675:

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

Isn't that $0.13/mth, not indefinitely?

openbox9
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reply to ArrayList

Re: focus

Its core business is doing just fine. Time to generate additional revenue.

i2Fuzzy

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Hidden value

The only way I could see this being of any value is if they don't count transfers to and from their cloud storage option against your data allowance.
--
Ali
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mob
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reply to fiberguy

Re: why?

And you're just a hack tool that posts the same crap over and over again. Whining and crying when real competition is even discussed, and bashing the concept of consumer rights is all you do.


mob
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Great

ATT is a good friend of the NSA. So good, that the NSA set up shop in several ATT locations.

I imagine the NSA already has root or admin access.

jeff17

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reply to decifal

Re: why?

I have a jet, not a helicopter. Some people... jeez. So what if prices are over-priced. I bet you'll keep paying!

Skippy25

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

Re: Well it only makes sense....

Yes, it MAY consume data from your wireless cap or your ISP cap. One way or another it WILL consume data from one of those capped plans though.


ArrayList
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reply to openbox9

Re: focus

they could stick to what they know and expand that just fine. they will fail at cloud storage.


Bill Neilson
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reply to Skippy25

Re: Well it only makes sense....

said by Skippy25:

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!

Gooooooo Fake Capitalism!


Twaddle

@sbcglobal.net

Slippery slope

Why store your data in the cloud? Don't count on it being secure or even available to you when YOU want/need it. The Feds have made it clear that they will and do seize stored data from the citizens without warrant nor ability to retrieve your data. Cloud storage of data is just making it easier for the Feds to circumvent constitutional protection. I know, you say only the big fish doing illegal things like child porn, video and audio rip-offs etc. but ATT has already shown how willing it is to allow access to your private data without warrant and Megaupload customers have discovered their data is no longer available to them even if they are innocent of ANY violations. If your data is essential to your life liberty and pursuit of happiness, DON'T store/archive it in the cloud. Once it leaves your home/business it is in the control of the FEDS.


Twaddle

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Re: AT&T Cloud vs. Megaupload

My thoughts as well. ATT, your data in their hands- Not a good situation.

openbox9
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reply to ArrayList

Re: focus

I doubt AT&T will fail. It might not excel given the large number of players, but it likely won't fail. Why should a business not seek to expand?


ArrayList
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it's in the communications industry, right? why not stick to that theater at least?

openbox9
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It's in the technology industry.

decifal

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reply to jeff17

Re: why?

said by jeff17:

I have a jet, not a helicopter. Some people... jeez. So what if prices are over-priced. I bet you'll keep paying!

Actually no.. I've been down sizing like no bodies business.. Mellinecom account? Gone, data plan on phone? Majorly reduced on the share plan. Everything i've been killing bells and whistles on to save some cash flow.. I will not be bumping up my plans to use more data in the near future.... Crap has to be more affordable.


ArrayList
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reply to openbox9

Re: focus

»en.wikipedia.org/wiki/AT%26T
quote:
Industry: Telecommuncations


openbox9
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For purposes of segmenting the market, yes. However, AT&T does much more than standard telecommunications.

»www.att.com/gen/investor-relations?pid=5711


jimk
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Limited usefulness

Data caps aside, this isn't all that useful. It only works on AT&T devices as far as I can tell, so if you have a WiFi tablet (for example), you can't use it to access things you saved from your phone. Using a web browser in this case would be kind of clunky. I just can't see any reason to use this instead of Dropbox or Google Drive.

fiberguy
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reply to mob

Re: why?

said by mob:

And you're just a hack tool that posts the same crap over and over again. Whining and crying when real competition is even discussed, and bashing the concept of consumer rights is all you do.

So sorry if I have an opinion that isn't in agreement with yours. But yea, you're brilliant in your post.. all I do is bash the concept of consumer rights.. right? asshat.. no, in your rush to, what, attack me...? .. you fail to see that I have an opinion of my own and it's not one-sided like the majority of people where, who quite frankly as you put it, are crying and whining all the time because they want something for nothing and have NO concept of how an economy works.

But please. go on, demand everything for free.. just remember that someone has to pay for it.. in your mind, as I can assume here, it's anyone but you.

Get out of here with your worthless assessment of who I am as a person.. I am no such.. REAL competition IS being discussed here and guess what? .. I'm here wondering why everyone is down on AT&T for offering it.. the majority opinion is "why should they?" or.. "pay them for something that others already offer"..isn't THAT bashing competition? ......?

... did you get dropped on your head as a child? or are you just that ignorant to what's being said here? ... I'm guessing just ignorant. The FACT here is that people want competition so long as it doesn't come from "a corporation".. *gasp* .. and no, I am no lover of corporations, in fact I'm quite the opposite, but I will defend reality, and I will also point out irony and one-sided extremists, such as you seem to be.

fiberguy
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Thanks for proving you can't read...

My line : EVERYTHING that has to do with internet is subject to caps..

You say that you firmly disagree? really?? Could you be any more incorrect?

EVERYTHING that goes over the internet IS data which is in turn subject to a CAP.. were you too busy to try to make me look like a fool (and fail in the process) to rush out that attempt to put me down, yet again? ... or are you just that ignorant? So yes, EVERYTHING discussed here that goes over the internet has or so to with a service, app, product, website, etc. HAS TO DO WITH A CAP. duh!