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88615298
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join:2004-07-28
West Tenness
reply to thegeek

Re: 10 MILLION Percent

said by thegeek:

According to the article on Gizmodo it works out to a 10M% premium over what they charge for regular data.

»gizmodo.com/5832245/atts-new-tex···10000000

And their data is priced at least 10X higher than it should be.

It takes 7 million texts using all 160 characters to equal 1 GB of data. You'd have to send and receive 19,000 a day to use that much in a year. So even if you buy at&t's notion that 1 GB cost $10 texting shouldn't be more than $10 a year. What's sad is if at&t charged say just $5 a month for unlimited texting a year they'd still make over $5 billion a year. Yet that's not enough.


thegeek
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join:2008-02-21
right here
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I don't fault them for making all sorts of money though. I do what I can to earn as much as I can in the businesses I own. I don't royally screw my customers over like they do though. But I also don't have multi-billion dollar profits and millions of customers either.


ctggzg
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join:2005-02-11
USA
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What exactly is the difference between "screwing" a customer and trying to maximize profits from one?


duked

join:2000-08-12
Bath, ME
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said by ctggzg:

What exactly is the difference between "screwing" a customer and trying to maximize profits from one?

that is the million dollar question

openbox9
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join:2004-01-26
Germany
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reply to ctggzg

Perspective? Obviously many consumers don't believe they're getting "screwed too hard" as they continue to willingly hand money over to AT&T.



88615298
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West Tenness
reply to duked

said by duked:

said by ctggzg:

What exactly is the difference between "screwing" a customer and trying to maximize profits from one?

that is the million dollar question

more like $100 billion.