01-22-2012 07:44 PM
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  1. TheWeeBear's Avatar
    01-18-2012 06:05 PM
  2. GekkoAce's Avatar
    Boo!!!! This sucks.. They need a lower price 2gb ($15 would be awesome)

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    01-18-2012 06:12 PM
  3. Duvi's Avatar
    More gigs would be awesome... like unlimited.
    01-18-2012 06:17 PM
  4. power5's Avatar
    They dont have a 2gb anymore. Still pissed that tethering costs extra. Where is the oversight regulatory commission on that crap? At least they give you 2gb extra with the tethering plan on top of the $30 plan, but its still crap. Even if I get the 300mb plan I should be able to use tethering. Why does ATT get to decide how I can use my data? I do not even know why they care? Bandwidth is bandwidth. Not like 1mb of transfer is any different on a tablet vs a phone. Maybe someone could enlighten me as to the reason besides just another money grab for ATT.
    01-18-2012 06:19 PM
  5. TheWeeBear's Avatar
    Can't believe these prices. :(

    On 3 UK I have unlimited data (no caps & included tethering) 5000 sms's 7000 minutes for $30 USD

    Glad I'm here and not there LOL :D
    01-18-2012 06:20 PM
  6. Duvi's Avatar
    Can't believe these prices. :(

    On 3 UK I have unlimited data (no caps & included tethering) 5000 sms's 7000 minutes for $30 USD

    Glad I'm here and not there LOL :D
    Show off :P

    I have unlimited data (no caps) for $30 still; grandfathered.
    01-18-2012 06:27 PM
  7. TheWeeBear's Avatar
    Well I have to try and boast about something duvi. :D

    Kissy Kissy to 3. :)

    Even more kisses if they get a lovely new Nokia WP for me. :D
    01-18-2012 06:29 PM
  8. the_fly68's Avatar
    I'm on the 2GB plan for $25, so I guess $5 for an extra GB isn't bad. See? Just depends on how you look at it! :-)

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    01-18-2012 06:41 PM
  9. Winterfang's Avatar
    I have unlimited data for 10 bucks and still want to get away from my carrier.

    My plan has 3GB of 3G speeds and then I get edge after they run out, the thing is that I had only used more than that once so it might as well be unlimited for me. And that means that I could get the beautiful Lumia 900.

    mmm tentation tentation :)

    Edit: Just made some math, there's no way I can afford that. Oh Lumia 900 why can't we be together? :(
    Last edited by Winterfang; 01-18-2012 at 07:52 PM.
    01-18-2012 07:45 PM
  10. fogel35's Avatar
    They dont have a 2gb anymore. Still pissed that tethering costs extra. Where is the oversight regulatory commission on that crap? At least they give you 2gb extra with the tethering plan on top of the $30 plan, but its still crap. Even if I get the 300mb plan I should be able to use tethering. Why does ATT get to decide how I can use my data? I do not even know why they care? Bandwidth is bandwidth. Not like 1mb of transfer is any different on a tablet vs a phone. Maybe someone could enlighten me as to the reason besides just another money grab for ATT.
    I completely agree with you. I want to take a stab at the reasoning behind their thinking.

    1) business will pay it
    2) customers will have a hard time keeping under their allotted sum

    Well for reason one there is nothing I can say because business will pay. Reason two should be the responsibility of the consumer to gauge their usage.
    Last edited by fogel35; 01-18-2012 at 08:38 PM.
    01-18-2012 08:29 PM
  11. GekkoAce's Avatar
    Its an easy way to suck $5 more out of each smartphone user. Most won't change their browsing habits and will stay under 2gb.
    I'm happier and happier at&t&t was rejected. I can't believe at&t will get away with this un-scaved... Where is he competition...?

    I completely agree with you. I want to take a stab at the reasoning behind their thinking.



    1) business will pay it

    2) customers will have a hard time keeping under their allotted sum



    Well for reason one there is nothing I can say because business will. Reason two should be the responsibility of the consumer to gauge their usage.

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    01-18-2012 08:40 PM
  12. aubreyq's Avatar
    I'm on the 2GB plan for $25, so I guess $5 for an extra GB isn't bad. See? Just depends on how you look at it! :-)
    That's exactly how they want everyone to look at it, however if one never doesn't go over 2GB, then the extra $5 are wasted every month. Same thing would happen to me if I change my $15/200MB for a $20/300MB data plan. I don't go over 200MB, so why give them an extra $5 every month?

    Eff AT&T.
    01-18-2012 09:02 PM
  13. aubreyq's Avatar
    Its an easy way to suck $5 more out of each smartphone user.
    EXACTLY
    ...I'm happier and happier at&t&t was rejected. I can't believe at&t will get away with this un-scaved... Where is he competition...?
    Are you referring to the T-Mo merger? Yes, I'm also glad it didn't go through. Can you imagine if that went through and there wasn't a GSM competitor in the US?

    My contract will be up in November and I will look at other carriers for the first time in 9 years.
    01-18-2012 09:06 PM
  14. TMavC5's Avatar
    Not clear in this. Is this mean I'll lose my unlimited plan?

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    01-18-2012 10:24 PM
  15. aubreyq's Avatar
    Not clear in this. Is this mean I'll lose my unlimited plan?

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    No. Older plans are grandfathered as long as you don't stop/restart service.


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    01-18-2012 10:26 PM
  16. TMavC5's Avatar
    Thanks aubreyq.

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    01-18-2012 10:40 PM
  17. jimski's Avatar
    Not good for Microsoft. Dumbphone users will stay dumb, unless there is a reasonably priced, reasonable capped plan. An $15/500MB plan would add 10M (or 20M) new smartphone users. 200MB was not enough for a Windows Phone, even with light usage. AT&T doesn't. get it.

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    01-18-2012 11:05 PM
  18. HeyCori's Avatar
    I think I'm partially to blame for this. It was just the other day I was in the "Is AT&T really that bad?" thread and I said that AT&T is always trying to raise prices. Whadda ya know, they raised prices. It's like I predicated it. I guess this is AT&T's way of "passing on the savings" from their failed acquisition of T-Mobile.
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    01-18-2012 11:11 PM
  19. Premium1's Avatar
    I think I'm partially to blame for this. It was just the other day I was in the "Is AT&T really that bad?" thread and I said that AT&T is always trying to raise prices. Whadda ya know, they raised prices. It's like I predicated it. I guess this is AT&T's way of "passing on the savings" from their failed acquisition of T-Mobile.
    They have to make up all the money they had to pay tmo some how. And you lucky at&t customers are going to have to pay the difference.
    01-19-2012 08:51 AM
  20. aubreyq's Avatar
    Not good for Microsoft. Dumbphone users will stay dumb, unless there is a reasonably priced, reasonable capped plan. An $15/500MB plan would add 10M (or 20M) new smartphone users. 200MB was not enough for a Windows Phone, even with light usage. AT&T doesn't. get it.
    Dumbphone users hardly do any research as to how much data they will use when they move up to a smartphone. They'll listen to whatever bullsh*t estimate AT&T will give them. I would say that yes, 200MB is too low of a cap for a smartphone, but I personally don't go over my 200MB because I avoid using 3G as much as possible. Other people will pay just to not worry about it. AT&T gets it just fine. They get how to keep making money. All of these price hikes are carefully analyzed with tons of metrics. As long as people give them their money, AT&T will take it.

    They have to make up all the money they had to pay tmo some how. And you lucky at&t customers are going to have to pay the difference.
    Meh, prices only go up in this world. T-Mo or no T-Mo deal, it was going to go up anyway, trust me.
    01-19-2012 10:15 AM
  21. HeyCori's Avatar
    I'm a AT&T customer and all this has left me wondering how much data I really use. I have the 2GB data plan but I rarely get close to 200MB because I'm always on wifi (both work and home). Well yesterday I checked my usage and saw that I was at 201MB. I'm blaming part of this on the Titan's spotty wifi performance. Still, I was surprised that I finally went over 200MBs. Now I want to know how much data I actually use in a day. I'm going to go the whole day (maybe two days) using just my "4G" connection. I wanna see how much data I use and if AT&T's speed is as unbearable as some make it out to be.
    01-19-2012 10:48 AM
  22. Winterfang's Avatar
    I wish my country had enough Wifi spots for me to go around. Well I should probably use the one at my house but I forgot the password.
    01-19-2012 11:34 AM
  23. HeyCori's Avatar
    I wish my country had enough Wifi spots for me to go around. Well I should probably use the one at my house but I forgot the password.
    There's probably a way to hard reset the router.
    01-19-2012 11:37 AM
  24. Winterfang's Avatar
    I know, but I'm on unlimited and I have full 3G bars here at my home so I don't really need it. The bad thing is that I don't have data neither at my job or most of my college. Making my Windows Phone unusable. most of the time.
    01-19-2012 11:46 AM
  25. Reflexx's Avatar
    I think part of the reason for the price increase is BECAUSE the T-Mo deal was rejected.

    AT&T had to pay a few billion to T-Mo and also had to buy new spectrum. The new spectrum that would have been dedicated towards LTE is now having to be used as a mix of LTE and strengthening the existing network. The T-Mo acquisition would have solved a lot of that.

    Sucks that prices have to go up. But the upcoming costs for AT&T's network growth are going to be pretty huge.

    And as for AT&T needing a GSM competitor... I think that becomes less and less relevant every day. T-Mo isn't really much of a competitor anyway. They're a small player.

    The real competitor is Verizon. Verizon is the big dog. But just because they're CDMA people think they're not a competitor for some reason. They're WINNING. How are they not a competitor?

    And everyone is moving to LTE. So the whole GSM vs CDMA thing will be a thing of the past in a few years.

    So right now we have Verizon with a decent amount of spectrum and a solid nation-wide network leading the pack. And we have AT&T with a spectrum shortage (though they just recently bought some spectrum that Qualcomm put up for sale) trying to compete with Verizon.

    Far far far far behind we have Sprint and T-Mo.

    T-Mo doesn't really have a very big network. They're treading water.

    Sprint has a decent sized spotty network. Ironically, Sprint has the most spectrum. I remember way back in the day when all the spectrum first went to auction. That's when PCS was the new thing. Sprint bought up almost half the spectrum available. They just have really really really really really sucky management.
    Last edited by Winning Guy; 01-19-2012 at 02:19 PM.
    01-19-2012 02:10 PM
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