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AzzKicker
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join:2001-02-04
Edinburg, TX
reply to 88615298

Re: Do you trust AT&T's numbers that 98% use less than 2GB?

said by 88615298:

Even if it's is 2% why base things on what is used NOW. Shouldn't at&t be FORAWARD looking? Ok so 1 out of 50 go over 2 GB. What was that number last year 1 out of 100? How about 2 years ago 1 out of 200? How about 3 years ago 1 out of 500? You see my point? Next year it might be 1 out of 25 in 2 years it might be 1 out of 10 in 3 years 1 out of 5. At some point what is considered "heavy" is normal or even light useage. 200 MB is considered "light" useage today. 5 years ago at&t would have called it "heavy".
Ya and when that time comes they will adjust. But for now thats how it stands.

Honestly I dont see this as a bad thing because now I can get my wife a smartphone and I know for a fact she wont use more than 2gigs. In fact I use my phone heavily for work, checking email, stocks, etc. I hardly browse web with it, but sometimes do and I thought I was using a lot of data but it turns according to my data use per month I never go over 200mb LOL which was shocking to me. So now, even I can save.
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88615298
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join:2004-07-28
West Tenness
said by AzzKicker:

Ya and when that time comes they will adjust. But for now thats how it stands.
Oh so in 2015 they'll have 2010 pricing like how in 2010 they have 2005 pricing. At which point does at&t actually catch-up to modern times?

MyDogHsFleas
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join:2007-08-15
Austin, TX
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said by 88615298:

said by AzzKicker:

Ya and when that time comes they will adjust. But for now thats how it stands.
Oh so in 2015 they'll have 2010 pricing like how in 2010 they have 2005 pricing. At which point does at&t actually catch-up to modern times?
I keep seeing you say this over and over again. My challenge is: show me the US carrier who is pricing their data at 1/10 AT&T's rate, as you assert AT&T should be to have "2010 pricing". If you can't (and I know you can't), then your "modern times pricing" is just in your head and has no relationship to reality.

sonicmerlin

join:2009-05-24
Cleveland, OH
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said by MyDogHsFleas:

said by 88615298:

said by AzzKicker:

Ya and when that time comes they will adjust. But for now thats how it stands.
Oh so in 2015 they'll have 2010 pricing like how in 2010 they have 2005 pricing. At which point does at&t actually catch-up to modern times?
I keep seeing you say this over and over again. My challenge is: show me the US carrier who is pricing their data at 1/10 AT&T's rate, as you assert AT&T should be to have "2010 pricing". If you can't (and I know you can't), then your "modern times pricing" is just in your head and has no relationship to reality.
Asking to compare US carriers to AT&T is asinine, given the uncompetitive nature of the wireless American market. Yet even within the US market one can look at Sprint, T-Mobile, or even Verizon to see that unlimited is quite viable.

If such a small % of users are downloading so much data, the effect on the network should be minimal. It's not the amount you download that counts- it's the rate at which you download. And since *that* is essentially capped by available spectrum, the whole tier-based system is one giant deception.