Re: Store Combats Showrooming With $5 "Just Looking" F While the idea seems somewhat absurd at the moment,
think about it from the gas stations perspective.
Only a few decades ago, dropping by a gas station would net a full tank of gas, washed windshield, topped up fluids, pumped up tires and a smile, all with out getting out of the car.
Nowadays, gas stations will charge extra for "full service", which typically ends up as a fill up, and no more, unless you pester the attendant for the windshield/top up/pump up/smile.
Essentially, businesses have given out quite a bit of service in the past, because for one or the other reason it was normal. However in recent times, a certain push for profits have really distilled the "service" industry, and it got reoriented to "fulfilling the minimal required work, to earn the maximum potential profit".
This line of "social rules" can be traced to anything and everything, it's the new standard. The only real question is Why?
Re: FIOS is just....
said by YukonHawk:Wait a couple more years until the CAPEX for LTE is wrapped up.
Somehow though it's never going to happen.