[newsimage]http://static.rankone.nl/images_posts/2010/06/1JSP6g.png[/newsimage]Analysts believe that Verizon Wireless might be the only other U.S. wireless provider prepared to follow AT&T and offer a tiered pricing scheme for wireless data plans. Read the full article here: [http://www.myce.com/news/verizon-may-follow-att-with-tiered-data-plans-30583/](http://www.myce.com/news/verizon-may-follow-att-with-tiered-data-plans-30583/) Please note that the reactions from the complete site will be synched below.
This is why we need multiple nationwide carriers… If both AT&T start doing tiered data pricing, I think there will be a lot of moves to Sprint.
I wish the cell phone companies would just get back to providing cell phone service. I don’t want texting, I don’t want internet access, I don’t want a camera, I don’t want an MP3 player, and I don’t want a video player. I just want a quality cell phone that doesn’t sound like crap and doesn’t drop my calls. If you need all that stuff, use your netbook, notebook, tablet, or desktop PC.
But a lot of people DO want those features, Brad. If you are only looking for basic cell phone service, however, maybe a prepaid service would be the way to go for you. That is what a lot of consumers like you are doing now. Most of the major carriers provide prepaid plans, and companies like Tracphone & Net10 are devoted to just that.
[QUOTE=Blu-rayFreak;2523864]This is why we need multiple nationwide carriers… If both AT&T start doing tiered data pricing, I think there will be a lot of moves to Sprint.[/QUOTE]
The big problem with the mobile market in the US is the VHS vs Beta mentality where you can’t just go and buy a new SIM card and move you have to buy a new fone. AT&T GSM /WCDMA Vs Verizon CDMA / LTE Vs T-Mobile GSM and WCDMA Vs Sprint CDMA / WiMax and so it will go on with 4G I’m afraid…
Listen, I love the data, the texting, and all of the other good stuff! I could never live without all of that stuff. And the tired data plans are a horrible idea!