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sonicmerlin

join:2009-05-24
Cleveland, OH
kudos:1

Wow

This is so overpriced compared to similar services in Asia, all I can do is laugh.



a333
A hot cup of integrals please

join:2007-06-12
Rego Park, NY
Reviews:
·T-Mobile US

WTF, $220 a MONTH??? Might as well buy a tri-band UMTS/HSDPA 7.2 USB modem and just sign up for a prepaid data plan wherever you go.... pays off for itself in a matter of months. Even better... just buy an unlocked "world phone" that is a standard quad-band GSM/EDGE, and tri-band UMTS device.... at least you get cheap voice and data wherever you go...

Jeez.... why would anyone want this???
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hottboiinnc
ME

join:2003-10-15
Cleveland, OH

because its VZW


The Dv8or
Just call me Dong Suck Oh, M.D.
Premium
join:2001-08-09
Denver, CO
reply to a333

When youre a company that has high level execs traveling overseas 2-3 times a year for a week at a time. You cant ask them to go out and buy their own modem. Also, they have Blackberries and want/need to check their email on there all the time and have the same phone # to be reachable.
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Fir_Na_Tine
Giggity Giggity
Premium
join:2001-01-03
Sout Joisy

So basically the people who have money to burn and just want it to work. Instead of people like us who watch where our money goes and are smart and resourceful enough to do better for less.
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-Jimi Hendrix


stufried
Premium
join:2003-10-13
reply to sonicmerlin

Are the Asian plans transborder?



pnh102
Reptiles Are Cuddly And Pretty
Premium
join:2002-05-02
Mount Airy, MD
reply to Fir_Na_Tine

We've seen in many things that people are willing to pay a huge premium for a technology that "just works well." Look at the prices people pay here for services like texting.
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fifty nine

join:2002-09-25
Sussex, NJ
kudos:2
reply to Fir_Na_Tine

said by Fir_Na_Tine:

So basically the people who have money to burn and just want it to work. Instead of people like us who watch where our money goes and are smart and resourceful enough to do better for less.
Pretty much. When you're an exec you don't have time to mess around with technology to save a few bucks.


AintBuyinIt

@holdenandrew.com
reply to sonicmerlin

True that. It is so much cheaper to buy the pay-as-you-go Internet service from the local wireless carriers overseas when you are traveling. Once you are done, just throw it away.

It is funny too that friends from abroad who visit here in the US roll their eyes when they try to buy pay-as-you-go cellphones as the prices are too high. Furthermore, all the phones are locked to that particular carrier so they can't use it back home as spares.


patcat88

join:2002-04-05
Jamaica, NY
kudos:1
reply to a333

said by a333:

WTF, $220 a MONTH??? Might as well buy a tri-band UMTS/HSDPA 7.2 USB modem and just sign up for a prepaid data plan wherever you go.... pays off for itself in a matter of months. Even better... just buy an unlocked "world phone" that is a standard quad-band GSM/EDGE, and tri-band UMTS device.... at least you get cheap voice and data wherever you go...

Jeez.... why would anyone want this???
A corporation just removes it from shareholder dividends and increases their prices.