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Internet to turn into cell phone plans?

Discussion in 'Computers, Games, Electronics etc' started by jeffie7, Jan 19, 2008.

  1. jeffie7

    jeffie7 Wrong Whole! VIP

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    Sounds like you'd buy your internet based on minutes (data) used.

    yay!

    guessing it would start out pretty cheap for entry level users at maybe 14.99-19.99 and then over time work its way up to 29.99-39.99 for basic, and god only knows how high "high usage" would run you. maybe 89.99-119.99?

    All I know is if Comcast tries this, I'm jumping ship to anything that doesn't do this.

     
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    lame. i'll leave comcast if they do that too. i'm surely in the top 5% between me and E online
     
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    i dont think that shit is gonna fly to well. that will be one big crock of shit if internet providers go that route.
     
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    :angry: :angry: :angry: :rant: :rant: :censored: :censored: :censored: :ranting2: :ranting2: :wallbash: :crap:

    that about sums up my feelings on this
     
  5. jeffie7

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    So they only piss off 5% of their users and free up half of the internet doesn't sound like that big of a deal to them.
     
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    Yeah that would not be okay with me. I am sure people that just randomly surf the net will be pretty pissed off about it too. Imagine everyone going to Youtube, flash heavy websites, updating various software etc. They think they can get away with the minimum monthly package and end up going way over. I would imagine that they are not going to charge you on the things you actually download like the newest linux distro but on every page you view, video that buffers things like that.
     
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    The Bandwidth has to come from somewhere. While it sucks for people like me, who use a lot of bandwidth, I also realize that I'm getting a free ride right now because other people are paying for me to use that bandwidth. Why should others pay for my downloading?
     
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    it costs firms like comcast nothing for bandwidth.

    They have a peering center in a meet-me room at a large (multiple) datacenter. private gig-e to their equipment localy in the datacenter (no bandwidth), out on their own cable lines.

    I pay (and other server owners) pay for bandwidth passed.


    the one company that DOESNT do this is the one thats going to be the most successful IMO
     
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    xj0hnx I wanna be sedated VIP

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    I say let them do, and then sit back and laugh as their company goes bankrupt from losing all their customers. What a crock of shit.
     
  10. Capt. Orygun

    Capt. Orygun Win the Day

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    this was the way internet was back in the day, if they regress to it I'm leaving for whoever doesn't
     
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    Silverchild is right... Do people not remember when AOL was hourly?
     
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    Shit, I'm on Time Warner/Road Runner. :(
     
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