AT&T 'Working On' Shared Data Plans
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but does it rollover??
I wonder if shared data plans max out at 2GB too, them thinking it would be enough.
The Majority vs The Minority
The next plan up is 5GB for 60 or 50 bucks depending on if your device is 3G or 4G.
And WIFI is everywhere... I mean, it's pretty hard to find no wifi (though some are secured networks).
That is all.
getting to the point where some may say "just forget about data"
How long would McDonalds stay in business if they tried to implement a 'everybody gets unlimited Big Mac...
dumb phone and smart phones
AT&T You started all this tiered data mess