Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 6th Jul 2009 22:03 UTC
Legal It was more or less not a question of if, but when, and now we're here: the US Department of Justice is said to launch an investigation into the US telecommunications industry to see if the two biggest players, AT&T and Verizon, are abusing their market position. Even though Apple is not a target for the probe, the usually trustworthy Wall Street Journal states that the iPhone/AT&T deal will also come under scrutiny [subscr. req.].
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Wow, so attractive...
by umccullough on Mon 6th Jul 2009 22:24 UTC
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IMO, mobile pricing is ridiculous. In a time when people are ditching land-lines completely in favor of wireless plans, I'm amazed that the pricing is still as poor as it is.

4-5 years ago now, I ditched my mobile phone entirely, I rarely use my landline for anything, and my internet access is all that really matters. My wife still has her own phone.

With wireless carriers charging the ridiculous rates that they do for data, and so against tethering, I can't see myself going back to a mobile phone anytime soon. These "innovations" they speak of seem to be new charges they dream up, and new ways to extract money from the consumer. I believe this is mostly specific to the U.S. market.

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