12-06-2011 01:42 PM
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  1. palandri's Avatar
    One thing I would love to happen is we break the cycle of buying phones from carriers but I know that will never happen any time soon.

    We don't buy computers from Comcast, Cox or AT&T for home internet and I would love to have the same thing for wireless.
    Steve Jobs had thoughts of eliminating carriers via a large WiFi system.
    Last edited by palandri; 12-05-2011 at 06:41 PM.
    12-05-2011 04:36 PM
  2. Opera Ghost's Avatar
    How in the world did you get switched back??? I had to give mine up for my titan :/.
    Seriously? I upgraded from my Focus to the Titan and while going through the process the AT&T rep was ticking off all the points of my account and said "Of course, you want to keep your unlimited data plan". Didn't ask or try and switch me, just flat out "of course you want to keep..". I thought that was hilarious.

    OG
    12-05-2011 06:40 PM
  3. toshdellapenna's Avatar
    I ordered my titan on upgrade during the black Saturday sale online. When I was going through my plan the unlimited data was already checked. The option only shows up for customers who were already on the plan who are upgrading.

    Sent from my Htc Titan using Board Express
    12-05-2011 07:14 PM
  4. jeremyshaw's Avatar
    Seriously? I upgraded from my Focus to the Titan and while going through the process the AT&T rep was ticking off all the points of my account and said "Of course, you want to keep your unlimited data plan". Didn't ask or try and switch me, just flat out "of course you want to keep..". I thought that was hilarious.

    OG
    Yup. If you got tricked out of your plan... you got tricked. Family member kept his old iPhone unlimited plan straight into a LTE Unlimited plan with his Vivid (it even says LTE Unlimited!).
    12-05-2011 07:14 PM
  5. pseudoware's Avatar
    One thing I would love to happen is we break the cycle of buying phones from carriers but I know that will never happen any time soon.

    We don't buy computers from Comcast, Cox or AT&T for home internet and I would love to have the same thing for wireless.
    Right, who wants to go first. ;)

    Sadly, we're all a bunch of phone whores who can't resist the "price break" our pimp carriers offer on the latest devices.

    I've began trying alternatives. And a step in the right direction for me - I've resisted using one of our upgrades for a few months instead of the day it became available. Part of that has been no LTE in my area and the lack of a compelling (for me) 2nd gen WP7 device. It'll be tough next year, though.

    I know if AT&T ever takes away unlimited data, I'm gone. With 5GB+/month users already getting warnings of being throttled and threats of a capped plan for continued "liberal" usage, that day might be sooner than previously thought.
    12-06-2011 01:42 PM
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