FCC - It's about time!

Discussion in 'Politics, Religion, Social Issues' started by eezing, Jun 19, 2009.

  1. eezing macrumors 6502

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    Check this out.

    This is great news and all, but I have one question. Why does it take the President to light a fire under your a** to get something done? This issue should have been addressed years ago. Nice to see the FCC working for the consumer for a change.
     
  2. TapOut macrumors regular

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    this is ******** .. government is already controlling everything else.. why have them but their nose into somewhere it doesnt belong.. if apple wants to stay with ATT and offer them Exclusivity its up to APPLE not YOU or the Government

    also ATT has paid a crapload of money to subsidize our iphones .. its only fair
     
  3. geoffreak macrumors 68020

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    Government 101:
    Republicans = business focused
    Democrats = consumer focused
    We had a majority republican controlled government until this year. now that changed.
     
  4. JGruber macrumors 6502

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    I think if they are going this route, they need to force all US carriers to use the same standard, GSM.
     
  5. eezing thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Are you saying At&t is loosing money because of iPhone exclusivity?
     
  6. D3lta macrumors 6502a

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    I personally don't care if any other carriers get the iPhone, just as long as AT&T still has it.
     
  7. Maclver macrumors 68020

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    this has actually already been posted here!
     
  8. eezing thread starter macrumors 6502

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    I wish everyone understood this simple concept.
     
  9. eezing thread starter macrumors 6502

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    ok, and......
     
  10. TuffLuffJimmy macrumors G3

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    This is stupid. All this will do is drive down competition, soon we'll just have one wireless company and no choice in service (based on where you live.)
     
  11. Eso macrumors 68000

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    Already been posted. Title needs work - don't you think something like "FCC investigates carrier exclusivity" would have been a bit more meaningful?
     
  12. ok3wire macrumors member

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    Government 201: Businesses are owned by consumers.

    I wish everyone understood this concept.
     
  13. eezing thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Uh oh, we have our first socialism angle comment. I was waiting for that, thank you.
     
  14. eezing thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Everyone who own's a business, say "I".

    Side note: I think he was referring to "Big Business". So, Everyone who is a majority stock holder of a publicly traded company, say "I".
     
  15. TuffLuffJimmy macrumors G3

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    No. I fear monopolies, I welcome socialism. A monopoly is a tyranny, socialism is run by the people.
     
  16. kwyn macrumors regular

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    Not a republican or democrat, but I sure think this will make ATT look how they rape iPhone users for the same services that other phone users are getting for less $$.

    Probably light a fire under their butts too. Ex. If Verizon had the iPhone with MMS and ATT didn't....

    In the long run I think this benefits us iphone users...ATT being the only iPhone service in the US can drag their feet getting out MMS, tethering, charging us extra and getting away with it because we love our Iphones.

    :)
     
  17. eezing thread starter macrumors 6502

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    OK, understood. But, I'm confused as to how non-exclusivity kills competition. Can you explain?:)
     
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    Can anyone straighten this out once and for all? I keep hearing how AT&T is screwing customers with their plans, but from what I've seen its just a normal smartphone plan. Is it people coming from a "dumbphone" to a smartphone and not realizing the difference or is AT&T actually charging more for iphone plans that other smartphones?
     
  20. kwyn macrumors regular

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    Yeah, either that, or encourage more competition and have your choice amongst multiple companies making better products... Hmmm.
     
  21. Maclver macrumors 68020

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    Better Products? Lets say we leave things the way they are now? we have the iPhone, BB Bold, Palm Pre, T-Mobile G1, BB Storm, and pretty much any other phone out there. I think that is a great line of products.... Better than what we had 3 years ago!
     
  22. Zengrok macrumors newbie

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    I believe the iphone is $10 more (30 compared to 20) than other smartphones. Still, not enough to complain about, considering how much easier it is to use data on the iphone.
     
  23. kwyn macrumors regular

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    Sure. Great idea. Why should we want something better? This is as good as it should get. Why the heck do consumers want something better?

    Silly me!
     
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    See I was under the impression that all smartphones (using 3G) were on $30 plans.
     

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