I always question and challenge the norm to make them better
That is why we have to have choice. The market will decide the price of the phones. If a lot of people expect to pay $50 for an iPhone then probably apple will make an inferior phone for those people while still offering the high end phones.
That's under the assumption that the consumer has a choice. The point here is that most carriers follow the same shameful practices, hence leaving users little to no choice. Forgoing a utility altogether is hardly an acceptable choice in modern society.Lastly, capitalism only works when the consumers exercises their rights, which is to buy or not to buy. If consumers stop paying for such things then the market will auto correct itself.
my issue with mandated data plans is the fact at&t and others don't really put too much effort into growing the capacity of their network to handle more data demands. For att to come out and simply state too many iphone users are taking a toll on the network shows they and most likely majority of carriers try to scrape by enough to make a splash.
maybe its me, but i just have a feeling data is going the way voice plans went from the 80s to now. ill give it time for the networks to grow and we'll see 10 years from now.
Uh no. When a business does it to grow it's business it's called smart decision making, when governments does it it's called socialism.
Thanks for trying.
Consumers have plenty of choices (pre paid, pda only devices, local carriers) it's just that you don't like any of them and yet people refuse to vote with their wallet. So either you are an extreme minority or you are ok with the current price structure.
If I'm annoyed and you're annoyed, does that make us a paranoid ??
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