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iansltx

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$20 is a bad deal...

...unless the $20 is also across family plan lines. If you stack the $20 on top of a 450-minute plan you're almost at the $70 unlimited plan price point. If you have the 900-minute plan you're already over. $10 per line would have been reasonable. $20 per line isn't.


en102
Canadian, eh?

join:2001-01-26
Valencia, CA

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I agree on the price gouging.
$20/month is steep for voice. I'd be putting my phone on WiFi and using Skype.
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MyDogHsFleas
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reply to iansltx
said by iansltx:

...unless the $20 is also across family plan lines.
it is... the $20/month covers all the phones on a FamilyTalk plan, for a particular MicroCell. In other words everyone in the house can use the MicroCell at the same time and only pay $20/month for unlimited minutes at home, assuming everyone's on the FamilyTalk plan and remembering only 4 devices can be active at time, and 10 max devices registered.

iansltx

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Sounds a lot better if that's true, though I believe Sprint's Airave program, which applies for ANY Airave, is preferable.

All that said, voice and DATA should be both included on the unlimited offering. Data routing would be a little odd because you'd want a similar experience to standard 3G (APNs etc.) but the expense to AT&T would be quite low, particularly for folks using AT&T DSL/U-Verse anyway.


en102
Canadian, eh?

join:2001-01-26
Valencia, CA
If (big thought here) AT&T 'really' wanted to do this properly, then they would

a) Create a combined Uverse /microcell terminal
b) Allow AT&T Uverse/DSL users free access for voice/data
if they purchased the equipment.
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iansltx

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Nah, that would result in a loss of income, potentially...despite the fact that it would really help AT&T's cross-platform brand image etc.

Heck, if they allowed cross-microcell roaming U-Verse areas would have nice high data rates and happy AT&T wireless customers, happy U-Verse customers, etc. With U-Verse DSL powering each microcell, most of the time subscribers would see data rates of 5 Mbps down and 1 Mbps up, if not better. Big retention tool versus Verizon and Sprint.

MyDogHsFleas
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said by iansltx:

Sounds a lot better if that's true
I got it from the press release, linked in the OP. Check it yourself.

All that said, voice and DATA should be both included on the unlimited offering.
I believe it is. Although with an iPhone you'd rather be using the wireless connection to your ISP rather than going through the MicroCell, it'd be a lot faster.

iansltx

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1. I believe you.
2. Not everyone has iPhones or phones with WiFi.


DarkLogix
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Last I read if you pay the $20/month you get unlimited minutes (not just unlimited while home)

I'm going to read the press release in a sec

Oh just read it they made the unlimited apply only to minutes vai the Microcell

oh well I have a ton of roll over and unlimited nights and weekends so I'm really not worried about minutes


93388818
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reply to en102
said by en102:

If (big thought here) AT&T 'really' wanted to do this properly, then they would

a) Create a combined Uverse /microcell terminal
working on it

MyDogHsFleas
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said by 93388818:

said by en102:

If (big thought here) AT&T 'really' wanted to do this properly, then they would

a) Create a combined Uverse /microcell terminal
working on it
oooh me want

should I wait? Or is this a 2012 kind of thing?


93388818
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No idea, if you want the 3G MicroCell, I wouldn't wait (once it's available for your area)