Yes. Yes. Yes. A million times yes. Now, carriers need to do this as well.
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- I just realised I was reading comments on a story of DSL, not Cell. Saw yours mention Germany and thought "how!?". Not a lot of sleep these last two shifts is my excuse but in reality apparently I was being a bit stupid!May 18, 2012
- Yes, but, if you really think about it, its just letting you get to the point where you have to spend more money faster. You get 250GB data limit, sure download at 50Mbits, and get to your limit watching tv online or downloading random junk off the internet in a week if you are really into downloading large files, watching lots of Netflix/Hulu. Maybe more than one person watching things at the same time, Onlive gaming... Once you hit that limit, you start the counter for paying extra money per gig, which will count pretty quick. Netflix, Hulu, and Onlive and other such companies are going to get hurt here since ppl have to scale back, and probably consider canceling them because they cannot use them anymore. All i know, is we went through this in Rochester, and TWC tried to convert to this, and it was not reasonable. they did effectively the same type of thing. "oo faster speeds" and itty bitty data allotment. It doesn't make sense as a consumer to want that.
I am all for paying for stuff i use, but when you charge a markup of a percentage you probably couldn't fit onto a sheet of paper if you were to try and write it down, then there is a problem.
http://blogs.howstuffworks.com/2011/04/07/what-does-a-gigabyte-of-internet-service-really-cost-a-look-at-the-worst-case-scenario/May 18, 2012
- lol - don't worry it happens dude. See ya around (I just circled you)May 18, 2012
- Good application of Net Neutrality...
Reading your stories, I feel happy to leave in France, where broadband access have no data cap, and where pricing is not based on usages types.May 18, 2012
- ... At least in dsl/cable/fiber broadband. In wireless 3g, it is an other story...
I'd like to add that I work for a French ISP, so I know that really unlimited Internet access are possible, and viable on the economic side.May 18, 2012
- I'd much rather have cap and throttle than cap and pay. The reason I was upset to see the caps in the first place was I saw overage fees on the horizon. Fortunately I can get DSL from a local ISP.May 19, 2012