reply to hottboiinnc
Re: Not sure what the big deal is? They already charge you for the data, with hefty overages. If I've bought the data they shouldn't be able to restrict what I use the data for.
It infuriates me when people say things like vote with your wallet or they can screw customers all they want.
These are laissez faire capitalist arguments, which have been repeated a ridiculousness amount of times in all tech forums since 2008, the situation isn't even considered, just the same right wing mantra repeated over and over.
In economies of scale, utility providers, monopolies or duopolies free market idea's simply don't work. Most people need better coverage than T-mobile or Sprint provides, so most people are stuck in the AT&T/Verizon duopoly whose prices are for all practical purposes identical, as they don't want actual competition, and they actively buy up spectrum to prevent any real competition from forming.