Every time I take a look at cell phone bills, it just boggles my mind how much people are paying for their service. Over the past year, all across the board, Sprint, Verizon, T-Mobile, and AT&T have raised prices on all in the United States. They've not only raised prices on rate plans, but also on additional services that we, as consumers, are taking some advantage of.
#1: Text messaging. Ridiculously overpriced like a house in Malibu that's barely held up but foundation poles. (Smells like disaster is going to arrive with current water levels and global warming *another blog later*) Can you actually believe that texting with an iPhone costs more than it costs to text with a cheap flip phone? I'm talking about the price difference between a regular phone and a smart phone plan internally. This also goes with other smart phones such as Palm Pre, T-Mobile G-1, ALL Blackberry phones; it is ridiculous how much people are actually paying for these plans. Where is all our money going into? Definitely not R&D. If it was, they'd figure that letters over the cellular network, is little to none on how much it uses.
#2: Minutes. Granted that these prices have gone down with technological improvements from analog to digital, but when is America going to wake up and find out...*No service* yeah, that cell phone service areas, still is less than desired even with new cell towers. They simply don't work well. Don't blame it completely on the phone, blame it on old technology of cellular service. We've grown since, and I believe T-mobile has gotten something pretty nifty. T-Mobile @ Home. I'm not advertising it, but I'm just amazed that we can use our phones for VOIP over our current high speed internet. Why are we still paying an arm and a leg for minutes? I still *Dropped call*
I still believe we are always improving, but not at this rate. Some people don't even realize this new revelation from another past article, "Hey, um, who's going to maintain these satellites that's been up there for, um, three decades now?" It's just impractical to shoot up some people to repair them, just costs too much. It doesn't make any sense to send up more clutter in space. We can barely manage to keep our satellites from hitting each other causing them to be broken into bits and dropped back onto Earth. The amount of money I'm spending on cell phone service, I am hoping that they wise up and figure out a way quickly to drive prices down before the public gets rowdy and WILL cause a ruckus. It only takes one person to shout it loud enough for others to hear and follow.
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Viet Tran (viethoaitran)
Apr 14, 2009
Aug 24, 2009 05:23 PM UTC