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ATT Raise ETF TO !!! $325

Discussion in 'AT&T' started by rilharri, May 22, 2010.

  1. rilharri

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    The ETF will go up to $325 for smartphones and laptops from the current $175 rate...

    Wow, this will realy make alot of ATT people pissed..

    The Evo 4G is going to get alot of ATT people
     

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    they are just trying to keep up with Verizon's ETF of $350
     
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    meh, you sign the contract, do as much of the 2 years as you can stand. I guess it's to stop Iphone buyers/ebay/switchers
     
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    Exactly, the only people I have seen complain are whining that they can't grab a highly subsidized iPhone and flip it on eBay.

    I am sorry, but I can't muster much sympathy for them.
     
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    I completely agree
     
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    I'll do that, so I can get a N1 if they dont get anything else, but I'll still stick with AT&T
     
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    Hmm this seems kinda fishy.

    I saw an article on the main board saying that Verizon is considering dropping unlimited data plans.
    Remember reading an article last year about AT&T considering dropping unlimited data plans.

    Maybe this is their blueprint:
    Step 1) Raise ETF
    Step 2) Release smartphones like iPhone 4, Snapdragon Android phones, Pre
    Step 3) Drop "Unlimited Data"


    I would not be surprised. Moral of the story- STAY AWAY FROM 2-YEAR CONTRACTS.
     
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    If we really think that them changing from an unlimtied plan to a PPU system and it costing less we are fooling ourselves. And this goes for all carriers.
     
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    tsanuri do you mean we are foolish to think they wouldn't do it?

    I have no doubts they would do that.. although they would have to switch to ppu before they came out with "great phones" because otherwise we would be protected jumping on the unlimited data..

    But, if one company drops unlimited data.. then I can see them all doing it.. at least all major ones..
     
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    It would cost less for some people but cost more for smartphone users. Overall they would be making more bank.
     
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    And do not forget the fact that the data is a third of the cost to the carrier from 3G. So once they make back the infastructure costs it becomes very profitable.
     
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    I would argue for many people data is almost "pure profit"

    Sure there is cost of infrastructure.. but, how many 16 year old kids out there really use that data package on that blackberry?

    They just want the blackberry they don't care about the net..

    I would wager they make a pretty penny..

    Now some people argue even if you never touch the internet once at&t doesn't make "pure profit" but, lets face it.. unused data is probably something at&t doesn't mind..

    Then again I wonder if data is anything like text at nearly 1000% profit. (when you get charged an overage txt is 1000% profit.. not counting overages.. its still insane)..
     
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    since they raised the ETF, isn't that a change in the contract and therefore shouldn't customers be able to terminate their contracts without penalty?

    from my understanding is that if they change anything in the contract without your (the customer's) permission, the customer can get out the contract without penalty
     
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    If it was retroactive yes but it is not.
     

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