- 07-20-2010, 07:02 AM #2
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- 07-20-2010, 08:34 AM #4
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VZW will surely require their standard $20 per month for 2GB of dedicated wifi hotspot data. If you don't want to pay, get something like PDAnet and just do usb tethering.
- 07-20-2010, 11:00 AM #5
- 07-20-2010, 04:13 PM #6The Storm has cleared to an Incredible day! I ate an IceCream Sandwhich. Still needed JellyBeans. ;-)NEXUS!!!!!!
- 07-20-2010, 05:45 PM #7
- 07-20-2010, 06:57 PM #8
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Nevertheless, I believe they are indeed giving it away on the Pre. A friend of mine got the Pre over the DInc for just that reason. And, in the long run, they’re giving away USB Wireless Data devices for laptops and they are doing away with all you can eat data with LTE/3G so they might give the hotspot away to spur high end phone sales, get out from under the USB device giveaway and lure more subscribers away from AT&T.
Just a thought.
Last edited by PvilleComp; 07-21-2010 at 07:50 AM. Reason: Correction from Wimax/4G to LTE/3G - too many FWA'sSome say that his dormant chips were left that way for YOUR SAFETY... Others say that once "turned on," he can not be turned off... All we know is... He's called The Stig.
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- 07-20-2010, 09:28 PM #12
I was hoping it was going to be free to , but knowing vzw it wont be . Its not a totally major thing but would have been nice to have that extra wifi throwed in free (yeah , yeah I know if you root you can,lol )SGSIII : White 32 gb model with 32 gb sdcard
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- 07-21-2010, 05:28 AM #13
- 07-21-2010, 06:08 AM #14
Instead, I don't think VZW feels they need "tricks" or "better rates" to lure customers from AT&T.
- 07-21-2010, 07:48 AM #15
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True, the Pre is not the Dinc and the Pre is not as popular however, it is a precedent that we have not seen before.
Also, I do agree that devices are one time charges, but if you can get rid of that one time charge and migrate those users to Smart Phones, who you can bill Tiered Buckets of data to, that seems to make sense. Especially since as a hotspot they are also loosing the support issues and development/testing costs of VZ Manager.
Why charge a premium for Hotspot if you’re going to charge for data usage regardless of how it's consumed? The grandfathered pool of unlimited data plans will diminish quickly as folks migrate to new devices and not realize they're new contract will un-grandfather them. So, within two years the folks on true unlimited plans will be very small.
Again, just a thought. I believe they probably will charge, but I can see a reason why they would not.Some say that his dormant chips were left that way for YOUR SAFETY... Others say that once "turned on," he can not be turned off... All we know is... He's called The Stig.
- 07-21-2010, 12:22 PM #16
Looking at your phone as a one time charge is ignorant. Getting a cell phone is merely a gateway to spending thousands of dollars a year for some people. Thats why we have phone at cheaper prices when buying a contract. Your cellular service does not cost them anywhere near what they charge you for access. $5 for 250 text messages comes out to a couple hundred dollars per MB!!! $10 for unlimited and even if you send 1000 texts a month they are still making a ton of money! 1 text can be up to 96 characters which are 8 bits a piece meaning you can possibly use 768bit of data per message, 1MB is 8,388,608 bits. You do the math. (For the lazy that's ~10,922 text messages.) Your cellular coverage is too high logically across the board.
However with all that being said it has to be. Everyone is always crying for faster speeds, better coverage, on demand replacement devices, customer service, more reliability, and better devices. All this costs overhead to the company doing it rather it be Verizon, AT&T, Sprint etc. Then on top of that you have to maintain it and IT isn't cheap and sometime isn't efficient. Who's to blame for higher prices and tiered pricing? Demand and consumers. The open market will determine the options and prices and with the lead or follow attitude of companies in the cellular sector and the beckoning of profit will always win. Welcome to a capitalistic society, the backbone of America!
(I hate the tiered idea, but hopefully the pricing will be better that's the best you can hope for.)The Storm has cleared to an Incredible day! I ate an IceCream Sandwhich. Still needed JellyBeans. ;-)NEXUS!!!!!!