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The Telecom Digest for June 15, 2010
Volume 29 : Issue 161 : "text" Format

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  Re: AT&T's Capped Data Plan Could Save You Money               (Sam Spade)
  Re: The High Cost of Loving Your Phone                         (Sam Spade)

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Date: Sun, 13 Jun 2010 16:33:04 -0700 From: Sam Spade <sam@coldmail.com> To: telecomdigestmoderator.remove-this@and-this-too.telecom-digest.org. Subject: Re: AT&T's Capped Data Plan Could Save You Money Message-ID: <sJ6dnfgmcp8j94jRnZ2dnUVZ_j6dnZ2d@giganews.com> Monty Solomon wrote: > AT&T's Capped Data Plan Could Save You Money > > By DAVID POGUE > The New York Times > June 3, 2010 > > I don't know if you've seen the frantic blog headlines, but they boil > down to this: Those big, greedy, monolithic cellphone companies have > found yet another way to gouge us for more money. Well, they did it because their network is too fragile for the demand. > But this is different. This time, I think you'll wind up coming out > ahead. I think AT&T has put together one of the fairest, most > carefully considered plans in a long time. Naw, they did it to get rid of the flat-raters over time. > > First of all, if you're an existing AT&T customer, the new plans are > optional. You can hang onto your $30 unlimited plan if you like. Yes, > even if you get a new phone. I've had an iPhone for 18 months. My average data use is 25 megs per month with a top of 40 megs one month. I switched to the $15 plan the first day it was available. I never did understand why I had to take the flat-rate plan when I signed on 18 months ago. I really think they would far rather have had someone like me stay on the unlimited plan.
Date: Sun, 13 Jun 2010 18:20:38 -0700 From: Sam Spade <sam@coldmail.com> To: telecomdigestmoderator.remove-this@and-this-too.telecom-digest.org. Subject: Re: The High Cost of Loving Your Phone Message-ID: <nO6dnWSmoot7HojRnZ2dnUVZ_gOdnZ2d@giganews.com> Dave Garland wrote: > > In the States, we can port phone numbers from one provider to > another. Usually, though sometimes they resist. If a person understands the LPN rules, then their resistance is futile, as in The Borg. But, it really pays to find out whether the receiving carrier will own the number in your behalf. Last time I checked, Vonage for instance, does not. And, don't ever disconnect the service with the number before the transfer ie effected.
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