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elray

join:2000-12-16
Santa Monica, CA

Why not?

If you want to use it, why aren't you willing to pay for it?

Why should the rest of us subsidize your vanity?

Expand your moderator at work


gballer

@reyrey.net
reply to elray

Re: Why not?

im totally with you..

why should we pay for those other douchers? I dont care if you are paying for a data plan! can you believe these people who buy a data plan actually think they should be able to use that data for whatever they want?

what you're using that data for is now important and if you're going to facebook or some place with pictures whatever then you need to pay more...dont be trying to get stuff off my dime..!!



koolman2
Premium
join:2002-10-01
Anchorage, AK
reply to elray

Nobody is subsidizing anything. People pay good money for their bucket of data and just want to use it how they want. Is that so much to ask?



skeechan
Ai Otsukaholic
Premium
join:2012-01-26
AA169|170
kudos:2
reply to elray

Uh, don't users already pay for their data on these tiers? How would FaceTime not be included already in the 3GB tier?


elray

join:2000-12-16
Santa Monica, CA
Reviews:
·Time Warner Cable
·EarthLink
reply to koolman2

said by koolman2:

Nobody is subsidizing anything. People pay good money for their bucket of data and just want to use it how they want. Is that so much to ask?

As I've outlined before, data comes in different qualities and value.

I agree that in general, if they're selling you 3GB of general-purpose data transfer, you ought to be able to use it on the device you purchased it for - but FaceTime's requirements may not qualify as ordinary use, i.e. relatively high upload speeds in a network that's designed for downstream performance.


koolman2
Premium
join:2002-10-01
Anchorage, AK

Then why not do the same thing on home connections? Oh, right, the whole net neutrality thing that doesn't apply to mobile networks.


elray

join:2000-12-16
Santa Monica, CA
Reviews:
·Time Warner Cable
·EarthLink

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said by koolman2:

Then why not do the same thing on home connections? Oh, right, the whole net neutrality thing that doesn't apply to mobile networks.

Net neutrality theory needs to end, quickly, before it does even more damage.

If you think 150GB/250GB caps are bad now, wait until the Neutrality Police start enforcing "neutral" treatment, under IPV6.