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elray

join:2000-12-16
Santa Monica, CA
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reply to KrK

Re: Dang phone companies.

said by KrK:

I'm not sure. They clearly want everyone on capped and metered and very lucrative LTE.

FIOS could be done, period.

Nonsense. None of them want capped services. They'd much rather sell you a higher priced "unlimited" tier to overcome your meter anxiety.

But a few people ruin that option, just because they can, and the majority isn't willing to pay the price necessary to provide fiber. So you get LTE and caps.


KrK
Heavy Artillery For The Little Guy
Premium
join:2000-01-17
Tulsa, OK
LOL

Caps and metering are not to "curb abuse" they are to further monetize and extract revenue from existing user base.

elray

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

LOL

Caps and metering are not to "curb abuse" they are to further monetize and extract revenue from existing user base.

You're simply wrong. "Unlimited" offerings are the preferred marketing norm. Anything that will guarantee 24 months of contracted rents at their highest minimum level is the measure that all major "greedy" companies pursue. Companies do not want volatile revenue. Growth, of course, but NOT at the risk of alienating customers, especially Mom.

The glitch here, is that a few select users have taken upon themselves to push the boundaries of what "unlimited" is actually meant to provide, spoiling it for everyone else.


KrK
Heavy Artillery For The Little Guy
Premium
join:2000-01-17
Tulsa, OK


Yeah, that's what it is.

Obviously must be, they prefer to give everyone unlimited, and forgo all the additional revenue. The fact is they could just throttle so called "abusers" if your theory was right.

They don't. It isn't.
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"Fascism should more properly be called corporatism because it is the merger of state and corporate power." -- Benito Mussolini

elray

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



Yeah, that's what it is.

Obviously must be, they prefer to give everyone unlimited, and forgo all the additional revenue. The fact is they could just throttle so called "abusers" if your theory was right.

They don't. It isn't.

No, they prefer to sell "unlimited" at a much higher price to one and all, who in turn, use next-to-nothing (i.e. 2GB and less today), but pay the extra rent every month for 2 years. When *every* subscriber is paying an extra $15/month to prevent overages, your ARPU goes sky-high.

But that strategy failed when a few select abusers decided to prove to the world that they could, indeed, download "unlimited" amounts, and when the iPhones started using tremendous amounts of cloud-access bandwidth. Network management, caps and throttling were the result.