here we go again you get unlimited data.have not heard on here anywhere where people have had there service disconnected.so you want a data number,ok here it goes.say the limit is 1gb and they advertise and say this.now you hit that limit 10 days into your service.guess what your data is cut off till you renew 20 days latter and your data is restored.unlike post pay if you go over the limit as shown above you get charged on a monthly bill.if you do not pay you loose your service.
now with st as it is you might not have blazing data speeds but you have data for the duration of the 30 days.which one do you want.my personal choice is a slower speed with data when i need it for the duration of the 30 days.just food for thought.
Last edited by efparri; 09-11-2012 at 12:15 PM.
Earl F. Parrish
I'm starting to get the impression over the course of several threads talking about ST and their dubious policies (i.e. limited/unlimited), that underneath it all, a certain number of posters are coming across with the attitude that, in general, a business should just be left alone to do whatever it wants, and not be held accountable in any way. Sort of an anti-regulatory contingent, if you will, which goes along with the tone of other issues you can sometimes hear some of these same posters comment on. So a certain amount of this pushback to common sense is falling along apparently political lines, unfortunately like a lot of things these days. But we're not going back to the days of anything goes used-car sales techniques. ("Don't you dare stifle business", and "damn these people looking for handouts"). You know what I'm talking about.
not politics just difference of views.
It's going to take someone fairly articulate, with a lot of energy, to finally put a public stink on America Movil about this specific problem. Probably someone in NYC who is a lawyer and may or may not want to make a name for themselves, who knows how to argue this intelligently, and perhaps make the case to a govt. agency like the FCC or FTC, or maybe if he's got money in court directly (I don't know about class action; that may not be possible). I mean, look at the situation with McDonald's having to change all their menus in NYC to include calorie count, etc. This wasn't done spontaneously out of the goodness of their hearts. Now they're even doing that out here in the boonies where I live. This is just one example. The only reason it might take longer is because there's no potential children's health issue involved, just a seemingly complacent, uninformed tech-consuming public. But someone will take up the cause for some reason, you can bet on it. And it won't cost America Movil a thing; just state the policy, be forthcoming, end the monkeybusiness.
I just read your post, and I think you've hit the eventual answer: It's going to be pressure on Walmart. They are the public face that must be protected, and that has some track record of reacting to issues on some level (I had kind of forgotten the Walmart/ST connection). So let's just kick back and see how long it takes and what enterprising individual gets it on enough to try and put the stink on Walmart about this!
The carrier places no limits on tiered data plans. You can use as much data as you are able to purchase.
Last edited by efparri; 09-11-2012 at 12:38 PM.
I was referring to the message to which I replied and to which silentjudge was commenting upon. I was not talking about your message.
Ah, I thank you very much. You're beautiful people.
While from the outside, the deal looks like it blows away ATT, it doesn't. For those users who don't put value to those services it's great, but if any one of all of those are important to you, it devalues the overall appeal.
Personally I've stuck with it for 2 years because service has been ok, and I didn't care about the above because my phone didn't do 4G LTE, and the data worked. Lately data has become slow and unreliable at best, and the new phone won't get LTE on ST... so for those reasons I don't care if I have to pay 40% more, I want to take full advantage of the features of my new iPhone if it comes with LTE
$25/month + $25/GB less 10% discount
So you can always buy an extra GB if you need it rather than be subject to unknown, changing, and seemingly arbitrary policies.
I'm one of those people who prefers tiered data than "unlimited" with not well defined restrictions. If, for example, I want to listen to a few hours of streaming radio, I do, and am well aware of the cost, but don't need to worry about my account getting throttled just because I used 300MB of data in the course of a few hours.
Then again, I also use very little voice. Different things work well for different people.
"I didn't get fat by accident. This was a personal choice. " - Kevin Gillespie