Cell Carriers to Hike Prices

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by Wicked1, Jan 20, 2011.

  1. Small White Car macrumors G4

    Small White Car

    Aug 29, 2006
    Washington DC
    Not surprising.

    All the post-iPhone smart phones have blown up the amount of data users take in while at the same time they killed the additionaly revenue streams carriers used to get. (Like charging extra for GPS maps and stuff like that.)

    In addition, I think something like less than 20% of Americans have Smartphones. So over the next few years usage is going to explode as more users buy smartphones and those smartphones start to do more and more.

    So like I said...not surprising.
  2. Stealthipad macrumors 68040


    Apr 30, 2010
    obama told the FCC to permit the carriers to raise prices on and charge for data use. Glad our government is watching out for us!:mad:
  3. old-wiz macrumors G3

    Mar 26, 2008
    West Suburban Boston Ma
    Wrong. The government is on the side of big business; they are the ones that contribute millions to election campaigns and slush funds.
  4. Applejuiced macrumors Westmere


    Apr 16, 2008
    At the iPhone hacks section.
    Big surprise.
    Our goverment to do something to help the poor every day consumer?
  5. countrydweller macrumors 6502


    Jul 16, 2009
    Who should pay for data use? The people using it....
  6. SLC Flyfishing Suspended

    SLC Flyfishing

    Nov 19, 2007
    Portland, OR
    And what do you think goes on right now?

    I don't get free data, do you?
  7. countrydweller macrumors 6502


    Jul 16, 2009
    No, it isn't free. It's costing more due to more/faster smartphones, thus the rising price of data. They're complaining about prices rising. If you want unlimited data, you'll end up paying for it....
  8. Michael CM1 macrumors 603

    Feb 4, 2008
    I think the Sprint one amused me the most. Instead of charging only some users an extra $10 for 4G, Sprint is charging everyone the same price now, making it "simple and affordable." L-O-effin'-L.
  9. Goldinboy17 macrumors 65816


    Jun 21, 2010
    San Francisco, Ca
    I seriously hope you weren't oen of those against health care reform, "Too much government intervention" individuals. Anyways, I'm seriously not surprised. Data prices have been peaking recently, even my home broadband jumped by $10 not too long ago. Thanks U-Verse (AT&T).
  10. thetexan macrumors 6502a

    May 11, 2009
    What does this have to do with the government? Companies are free to set their own prices for the products and services they offer. You're free to say yes or no.
  11. SomeDudeAsking macrumors 65816

    Nov 23, 2010
    The Telcos are colluding.

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