Re: Will dump my HSI if we get more speed ! ...aaand this is why we can't have fast unlimited data on our smartphones. WIRELESS IS NOT A REPLACEMENT FOR WIRED CONNECTIVITY!
There, I just had to get that off my chest...
Re: Lets have a pricing war, Price war to the bottom is not beneficial to anyone. It would be short term bliss until the organization with the best credit/reserves won. Then there would be consolidation, less competition and stratospheric prices until the FTC investigates and restores competition or regulates the monopolist.
I'd like to see greater variance. For instance, if I want unlimited data, I can actually pay for it without taking out a second mortgage. (By that I mean it has to be reasonable, say $120/month -- just data, no voice, no mms, no frills perhaps even prepaid). Likewise if all I do is make a few voice calls, send a few text and read some e-mail, perhaps I want to pay for every minute, message and byte I use (total metering.)
Only healthy competition with no "dumping" (i.e. predatory pricing to hurt competitors) is best for all.
They already did it for me in NJ I have an AT&T LTE phone for work
and T-mobile LTE phone for personal on the jersey shore.
T-mobile already edges out AT&T
Test I just did
T-mobile 21 Mbps / 9 Mbps
AT&T 16 Mbps / 4.55 Mbps
I was a former T-mobile customer, I've been on prepaid for awhile and I pop back and forth on GSM pretty frequently. with their LTE deployment and 1900Mhz refarm the signal quality has improved considerably in my area and they are now the fastest for me at this point in time.
Though I know the only reason they can manage that now is because they have less customer's LTE is still on 2 x 5 Mhz here.
But even if it was marginally slower than AT&T, I'm paying $70 for truly unlimited data instead of $60 on gophone for 2GB.