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FFH5
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join:2002-03-03
Tavistock NJ
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Hackers killing off a nice feature - surprised??

I owned an old Kindle and the experimental browser was so bad that reaching a 50MB cap would have been painful to do. But if people hacked it so that a laptop or smartphone browser could get 3G access, then that would make it much easier to use frequently. Amazon always had that 50MB cap, but if hackers were using it for large amounts of data transfer, then I can see why Amazon is capping and also getting rid of it. Their deal with Sprint & then AT&T makes them pay based on how much data is being used. Hackers would make those deals very unprofitable for Amazon to maintain 3G access without charging the Kindle users for the data used.
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r81984
Fair and Balanced
Premium
join:2001-11-14
Katy, TX
Reviews:
·AT&T U-Verse
Charging by how much data you use makes no sense.
If they actually charged by data used then internet would cost pennies a month.
What they do is charge you a usage fee that is 1000s of times more than what your usage actually costs.
Because the way the costs are, internet should always be a per connection fee not a usage fee. It should always be unlimited.
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michieru
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join:2009-07-25
Miami, FL
Although it makes no sense it is a for profit company so at the end of the day they should be allowed to charge you what ever they see fit. We are not forced to purchase any products (unlike healthcare) so let people speak with their wallets.


r81984
Fair and Balanced
Premium
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Katy, TX
Reviews:
·AT&T U-Verse
Broadband ISPs have been built off government subsidies.
In most places they are a monopoly or at most a duopoly.
The actively block competition into their market.
They dont get a right to take advantage and charge whatever they want.
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michieru
Premium
join:2009-07-25
Miami, FL
"Broadband ISPs have been built off government subsidies."

There is your problem.