Originally posted by mmisdreamy
Is it just me or does Verizon have a monopoly. Do to the fact that everyone that goes through them, has to go through their services to get ringtones, wallpapers and ect. I think its BS. Like other companies you can use any third party, unathorized service... But verzion doesnt allow that to happen.. You got like hmm.. 6-8 different places they will let you download stuff from... What if that place doesnt have it.. Then your screwed...
Like I use the data cable and put ringtones and stuff on my phone.. But there are so many people afraid of screwing around with their phones... I know there is going to be people on both side of what I just said... But if Verizon was Microsoft and they were doing the same thing... People would be all over their asses!!!
Btw, if anyone has the song pretty women as a ringtone, please send it to me at firstname.lastname@example.org
This topic has been discussed several times on these forums.
The end result: You will never get everyone to agree.
I strongly believe that the reason for Verizon and Verizon Wireless' success lies in their ability to remain profitable. They know their telecom business and know how to make money.
Sure they could give you more freedom. Sure they could make no money off of you when you download ringtones or games. But why kill the cash cow?
VZ is doing a lot in the industry right now. They are rolling out the nation's fastest wireless internet. They are rolling out the nation's fastest wired internet (Fios) and all that takes money. They pay their employees the highest in the industry as well. That along with their huge overhead is very costly.
We need these big profitable businesses to remain profitable here in the US. They help our economy in more ways than one.