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15444104
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reply to whoaru99

Re: Lifeline Internet Service

said by whoaru99:

Interesting, albeit not totally unexpected and completely false, attempt to demonize me as part of the industry because I don't agree with your sense of entitlement.


So did I have a sense of entitlement when I had the Charter Internet Lite service (3/1) at $19.99/mo that was offered without gov't regulation for years?


I wasn't getting "something for nothing" ,the company would not have offered that tier unless they were making a profit on it. The speeds were very modest and so was the price, a nice fit for those that do not want or need fancy, expensive service.

Keep angling that PR. Maybe a few will swallow it.

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I remember when gas was under $1 a gallon and old timers tell me you used to be able to buy a glass of beer for a nickel...


15444104
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I had that service for the past couple of years. Very recent. The rate of inflation for internet service is probably less than most other services and goods.

Not to mention that a smart company would rather retain a long term reliable (pay bills on time all the time) customer than lose them completely even if the profit is small. Some extra profit is better than no profit at all.



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said by whoaru99:

I remember when gas was under $1 a gallon and old timers tell me you used to be able to buy a glass of beer for a nickel...

You must be a real youngster, if that's the cheapest you remember gas?

When I got my very first car, at age 16, gas was 32 cents a gallon!

Some how I think this topic is getting way off track?!

As far as todays generation vs. my generation, the kids are so used to handouts, they don't have a clue what to do after school, which is half the reason the we are so messed up in this country.
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said by cork1958:

said by whoaru99:

I remember when gas was under $1 a gallon and old timers tell me you used to be able to buy a glass of beer for a nickel...

You must be a real youngster, if that's the cheapest you remember gas?

When I got my very first car, at age 16, gas was 32 cents a gallon!

Some how I think this topic is getting way off track?!

As far as todays generation vs. my generation, the kids are so used to handouts, they don't have a clue what to do after school, which is half the reason the we are so messed up in this country.

They were given "hand outs" back then too, it just was not realized because it was a lot more integrated into the family values and way of life.

Somehow in the 60's parents of 16yr olds still managed to help their kids get vehicles and somewhere to live to get started.

Also, there were more housewives back then, so if they couldn't help their kids get one, mom was around to drive them to a job or college.

I don't know why you call it a "hand out", I call it a "start". IT TAKES MONEY TO MAKE MONEY.

Oh by the way, it also takes credit to get credit. Even if a 18yr old landed a nice job out of HS, they would not be able to find anything decent to live in without a co-signer.

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whoaru99

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reply to cork1958

Youngster? Well, perhaps. I guess that's relative.