Discuss: Cellular Data Rates

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March 22, 2013 at 05:41:52
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Hi all,

This week's poll question is about news that AT&T is selling a 50GB shared cellular data plan for $500 a month. Discuss here if you think unlimited and unrestricted data is a thing of the past, and, if you like, the poll results themselves.

Thanks!
Justin


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#1
March 22, 2013 at 09:53:45
AT&T is charging quite a bit for 50 GB... you can get the same shared plan (50 GB) from Verizon for $375 a month... http://www.verizonwireless.com/wcms...

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#2
March 22, 2013 at 10:46:13
As long as folks are willing to pony up that kind of cash for a cell phone plan it won't change.

I have a T Mobile prepaid account that costs me $50/month. I get unlimited everything, but only 100MB data at 4G speeds. I don't care about the slower speed after that because I download stuff from my home computer, which has no caps.


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#3
March 22, 2013 at 11:11:03
A second point I forgot to add, I live in the middle of the forest, where there is no internet cables, and we have to use mobile broadband for internet access. Right now we have a 10 GB data plan for $80/month, if I remember right, with T-Mobile. We usually go over, and we get throttled every data cycle. We just don't have enough data. It would be nice to get a larger data plan, but I'd rather be throttled than pay $500/month for internet access.

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#4
March 23, 2013 at 14:47:23
I'd be surprised to see "all-you-can-eat" back with most carriers, when most of them are going the other way. Even though Sprint still offers it, it's still slow to the 4G game, and could possibly be bought-out by ATT/Verizon. I'm still somewhat of a luddite, sticking with an original Droid smartphone and "grandfathered-in" to Verizon's unlimited data plan. Of course they want me to upgrade phones (and thus lose the unlimited-data plan), but I figured out the game they're playing long ago. Plus my coverage area will likely be one of the last where they roll out 4G anyway...

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