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Article: IN DEPTH: The mobile data rip-off
" Others argue that the only thing the mobile networks are protecting is their profits."
Here in the US it may not be as bad but there are some questionable issues.
I pay for 4g even though there isn't a 4g area within 70 miles of where I live. Its calked a premium service to avoid having to answer why one pays for something they don't use. If I went to a 4g area, I'll pay. You can't tell me that Sprint has no way of enacting a location based 4g payment policy, especially since 4g growth has stagnated.
What's more, I'm not convinced that tethering puts any more strain on the network. Yes, routed I can bypass the tethering costs, but I don't like it. I pay for unlimited access, and unlimited data. Wharmt I do with it shouldn't be susceptible to more charges. In doing so I'm effectively charged twice for the same thing. I also don't want to feel as if I'm stealing when I do use my rooted tether.
This article leaves me with a question.
How do we change pricing policies?
These mobile companies are thieves indeed ! I'm outrage !!!
Pricing policies. That they do. Cartel style. Until some high ranking regulator is fed up in reading his newspaper, gets annoyed, or feels he´s been had, and decides to start a crusade against these chaps...
And once that gets out of the way (it takes years) the mob meets the round-table and conjures up another set of exploitative measures.
And the cycle begins, again...
It's the same all over, I have been with tmo for a long time was on the unlimited loyalty family plan under contract and even then, May 1st rolls around and what do you know I now have limited data. You would think the least they could do is wait until my contract is up then say sorry don't offer that anymore.
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