AT&T Selling 50GB Shared Data Plan for $500

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A Bad Day

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And you wanted to buy T-Mobile?

As a stock investor, I'm indifferent.

As a customer, I think I'm going to "upgrade" my phone so it has farther Wi-Fi ranges. And you have my boycott.
 

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EDIT: I'll be voting for you and EA (because I'm a strong SC4 fan) in the Consumerist's "Worst Company in American 2013 Contest"

http://consumerist.com/2013/03/18/here-are-your-contestants-for-the-2013-worst-company-in-america-tournament/
 

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Steep price is correct. The best "new plan" news would be if any of our cell phone companies decided to adopt a more European model, considering we in the States pay almost 80% more for our cell phone service than do Europeans.
 

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[citation][nom]Caeric[/nom]Steep price is correct. The best "new plan" news would be if any of our cell phone companies decided to adopt a more European model, considering we in the States pay almost 80% more for our cell phone service than do Europeans.[/citation]
Well, this depends on the European country you are talking about. I know operators like Free are quite cheap in France for example, but for us in Belgium, data isn't exactly cheap either, and when you are in Brussels, you are just 120km away from the coastline, 200km from Luxemburg, 70km from holland and 70km from France... These are fronteers ... and when you pass them, you start roaming (at insane prices ... close to 1€ per Mb !!!)
 

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[citation][nom]A Bad Day[/nom]EDIT: I'll be voting for you and EA (because I'm a strong SC4 fan) in the Consumerist's "Worst Company in American 2013 Contest"http://consumerist.com/2013/03/18/ [...] ournament/[/citation]

yea, not banks that forclose on homes they dont own... seriously, look into bank of america and some of the crap they do to royally screw the consumer. im honestly surprised that we dont have violent vigilante justice after "to big to fail" was said.
 

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Here unlimited mobile data costs 2€ per month... full 3G speed costs maybe 10-20€/month depending on carrier.
 

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I think I'll stick with my $35 unlimited plan. At their price you pay $10/1Gb. It's much cheaper to buy an SSD, store the data, and have it over-nighted.

These prices are past ludicrous, technology is making storage and data transfer cheaper not more expensive, I think it's time someone stood up to these money grubbing companies. I hate to say it but I think the FCC needs to step in and start regulating the prices these telecom companies charge, or at least look for any price fixing deals.
 

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[citation][nom]alidan[/nom]yea, not banks that forclose on homes they dont own... seriously, look into bank of america and some of the crap they do to royally screw the consumer. im honestly surprised that we dont have violent vigilante justice after "to big to fail" was said.[/citation]

Yeah I agree. Not only that but the recent "To big to JAIL" with HSBC, a bank that gave worked with Iran and Mexican drug cartels... fined $1.92 Billion... but that pails in comparison to the money they made from the deals. Don't even get me started on BoA.
So yeah... people upset that there new city simulation game is broken and there phone can't get there porno in some areas... seems a little trival compared to 50,000+ cartel related deaths and Iranian nukes...
 

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Ehh no thanks AT$T... While wireless data is more expensive than wired, it is not THAT much more expensive. This is straight up delusional pricing.
 

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[citation][nom]shadowfamicom[/nom]Yeah I agree. Not only that but the recent "To big to JAIL" with HSBC, a bank that gave worked with Iran and Mexican drug cartels... fined $1.92 Billion... but that pails in comparison to the money they made from the deals. Don't even get me started on BoA.So yeah... people upset that there new city simulation game is broken and there phone can't get there porno in some areas... seems a little trival compared to 50,000+ cartel related deaths and Iranian nukes...[/citation]

money laundered for al qaeda, the Mexican drug cartels, lets also add on how they handle money (extreme irresponsible, but that's an industry wide thing) and i believe they foreclose, dont tell you they dont foreclose but they kick you out making you think they do basically sticking you with the bill for the house, the time you weren't in it, and the upkeep and maintnense, but you also cant live there, to get money from the govenment as an insurance scam, that is somehow legal through loopholes.

more people need to know about that crap.

 

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I still do not understand how they can keep customers with tiered data plans of any kind. I ran screaming to Sprint and am happier for it. Although I still think they all are overpriced even... three 'unlimited' phones cost me 200/month and change... Ridiculous really. But I'd rather do that then pay $500/50G a month... I've used 50G myself doing work and transferring some of my large files around.

Sure, people who just surf the web and check email and use the (imho, stupid) social networking sites won't use jack but... there are those of us who can burn through data limits (totally legit, no hacking/pirating/etc.) in a day... That's why I left AT&T originally and never considered the other tiered options. If I didn't have Sprint's unlimited plan, I simply wouldn't have a smart phone at all. Just keep my other portable devices for all of my GPS/notes/callender/etc. like I used to. Works just fine. Smartphones are just a tad more convenient is all... But at a cost where it begs the question, is it worth it?
 

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Someone needs to hack Android in such a way that we can run an app which uses the cellular radios in our phones to create a peer-to-peer web connectivity network based around all the phones that are connected to WiFi. Cell Towers would suddenly have far less load while users would be getting faster internet.
 

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Don't like the price, don't buy it. No one forces you to buy it. It's called freedom. AT&T is free to charge whatever it wants. You are free to not buy it.
 

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[citation][nom]Onihikage[/nom]Someone needs to hack Android in such a way that we can run an app which uses the cellular radios in our phones to create a peer-to-peer web connectivity network based around all the phones that are connected to WiFi. Cell Towers would suddenly have far less load while users would be getting faster internet.[/citation]

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/B.A.T.M.A.N.
 

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[citation][nom]alidan[/nom]money laundered for al qaeda, the Mexican drug cartels, lets also add on how they handle money (extreme irresponsible, but that's an industry wide thing) and i believe they foreclose, dont tell you they dont foreclose but they kick you out making you think they do basically sticking you with the bill for the house, the time you weren't in it, and the upkeep and maintnense, but you also cant live there, to get money from the govenment as an insurance scam, that is somehow legal through loopholes. more people need to know about that crap.[/citation]

Those dastardly banks, expecting you to pay your mortgage and taking the house when you never pay it. They should've known people were too stupid to understand how a loan works and turned them down.

Just pay for everything yourself and don't depend on credit/loans. They don't make their money to lend you off of money trees, they make it by taking it from the last guy. It's how credit works.
 

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I went metropcs and haven't looked back.
It's $35 bucks for unlimited everything,
And..... it works.
Their stores are everywhere around here, and I don't care that they didn't whore themselves out to apple...

gg, the end.
 

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AT&T is going the way of the dinosaurs. They need to be MORE competitive in their offers not ripping off their customers.

Ah well. They're only shooting themselves in the foot with this scheme while their customers leave for other carriers.
 

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[citation][nom]kinggraves[/nom]Those dastardly banks, expecting you to pay your mortgage and taking the house when you never pay it. They should've known people were too stupid to understand how a loan works and turned them down.Just pay for everything yourself and don't depend on credit/loans. They don't make their money to lend you off of money trees, they make it by taking it from the last guy. It's how credit works.[/citation]

you dont get it, predatory loans. they know these loans will fail, and they sell them off to someone else to deal with, because even if they sell the loans at a loss, they get money from the government as insurance.
they sold these packages (which memos in company say they called them "bag of [explitive], Hiroshima, Katrina, and other disasters) packaged and sold them to someone out of country, for 500 million, that company after some time realized that they had lost 450-470 million on that deal.

the banks are commiting fraud on a massive scale.

lets also go into how they bet money, as in for every 1$ they have, they make X$ of extremely risky investments. if i remember right wells fargo is the best one in this reguard, only betting about 76$ for every 1$ they have, and the bet is evaluated somewhere in the 4-5 times out national gross domestic product... yea, they are the BEST one as in investing the least amount of moment like that.

now on a more macro scale, you have banks targeting minority's with predatory lending, now lets go on what that means.

a fixed rate mortgage will not change, same as always. a adjustable usually starts out better than that fixed rate, and they say you can switch to a fixed after X amount of time.

lets say both people pay 1000$ a month for their home, now over time, and a short time at that, the ajustable rate forces one to pay 2500$ a month, and the other is still 1000$

most people cant handle that 2500$ so they have to foreclose.

now here is where its even worse. the banks don't always foreclose, so you still have to foot the bill for a home you cant live in, and are forced to keep up with maintenance.

there are some people who really cant pay their homes for valid reasons like they lost a job and such, and there are people who get screwed hard by the bank... and the people who get screwed out number the "i lost my job" people by a large margin.
 
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