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Michael C

join:2009-06-26
Cedar Park, TX
reply to hottboiinnc

Re: a Lie

oh you actually think your bill will go down? show me a service plan that any ISP has ever REDUCED in price.


fiberguy
My views are my own.
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join:2005-05-20
kudos:3

said by Michael C:

oh you actually think your bill will go down? show me a service plan that any ISP has ever REDUCED in price.
(grabbing a soda and a cigg for this one cuz it's going to be fun!!!)

Pacific Bell - when I got DSL back in 1998, it was $300 to install, $100 for the modem, a 2 year plan, $400 ETF and $80 a month for 384/128. The price went down to $59 a month, $100 install, 1 year term, and free modem. AT&T purchased PacBell. Care to tell me how much DSL is today? I do believe a 1.5/384 line was retailing for about $14.95 a month with a free modem and no commitment.

Verizon - Plans wer about $69 a month - I saw them as low as $9.99 for 768K service.

Comcast - Used to be $69 a month bundled. 1.5/384. Today, it's about 12 on average with a price tag of $42 a month bundled.

TWC internet used to be $79 a month - about the same service as Comcast listed above.. how much is it today? .. would it be $79? or is it a lot less than that?

Sprint Mobile Broadband Cards - Used to be $99 a month for non 3G speeds. I pay $49 a month, now, for 3G speeds.

Shall I go on? Need any more examples of price reductions?

Actually I will. AOL - Used to be $19.95 per month plus a per minute connection fee. They changed it to unlimited for the same price and then dial up for $9.99 at the end. (you DID say ANY isp... so this would qualify as an example)

(That was easier than I thought)

djhexer

join:2002-10-07
Reno, NV

they didnt reduce price for the sake of reducing... it was because back then it was new technology.

I could argue the point that back then I was paying for metered dial up at 25.00 a month and overages over 200 or so houes a month now days is unlimited for 9.95.

price is dictated by demand. if they are going to have 1 GB up and down they will charge a boatload until it becomes avail to the common user and everyone has it.


fiberguy
My views are my own.
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join:2005-05-20
kudos:3

said by djhexer:

they didnt reduce price for the sake of reducing... it was because back then it was new technology.

I could argue the point that back then I was paying for metered dial up at 25.00 a month and overages over 200 or so houes a month now days is unlimited for 9.95.

price is dictated by demand. if they are going to have 1 GB up and down they will charge a boatload until it becomes avail to the common user and everyone has it.
ALL irrelevant... not a single thing you said matters in context to what the OP stated.. he clearly stated ....

"oh you actually think your bill will go down? show me a service plan that any ISP has ever REDUCED in price. "

... and I did. Did I not?

When you speak in a forum, speak directly and say what you mean... the ONLY thing that people can go on is the black and white text in front of them. He made a direct statement and he was factually incorrect.