reply to BF69
Re: I read this last night....
said by BF69:Precisely. said by osravens:
Except then they'll want to build a 5G network, and rip us off for that.
If you feel you are being ripped off then [why] use their services?
I often find myself in disagreement with BF69, but on this one I agree. Don't like what they charge? Don't buy it. I don't. My wife and I feel subscription TV is also too expensive for what you get, so we don't buy that, either.
People going out and buying stuff that's too expensive for what they get, then complaining it's too expensive and "the government ought to Do Something" annoy me. Quit your whinging and just stop buying it.
I find all kinds of things either too expensive for what they return, or just plain too expensive for our budget, so I don't buy them. There are many things I may occasionally regard wistfully and think or say "That'd be neat" or "I wish I could..." and then move on with my life. Some of it is just plain beyond our means. I'd love to have a Dodge Viper, but it's well beyond our means. I thought I wanted a smartphone, but, after doing some research and pondering it, decided having some money put aside for a rainy day is more important than expensive flash and trash.
As long as people keep paying it, sellers will keep charging it. That's called "what the market will bear." It's capitalism. Yup, I think American consumers are being ripped off by wireless, subscription TV and Internet service providers. But it's their own fault for paying too much. Nobody's holding a gun to their heads and forcing them to buy the stuff.
Just. Stop. Buying. It. It's really that simple.