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AT&T Uneasy with Clearwire Portion of Sprint-Softbank Deal

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Top message:  Good by stevelvl   Oct 18, 2012, 12:18 PM

Replying to:  Re: Good by vikes0115   Oct 18, 2012, 3:59 PM

Re: Good

by newfoneguy    Oct 19, 2012, 8:38 AM

vikes0115 said:
Your comment reveals that you are a kool-aid drinking AT&T fanboy, who can't be taken any more seriously than those who believe Verizon can do no wrong.


Rather than type everything again. You can go look at the other post i wrote. But Honestly, I'm not much of a Kool-Aid guy. I find it to be too sweet with a fake flavor. I prefer a nice homemade lemonade over a Kool-Aid anytime. Also I currently have sprint and though I respect both Verizon and AT&T for their great business practices you can't blame them for it. I think you missed my point. I did not say Verizon was perfect either rather, you missed including Verizon in your statement. Both Verizon and AT&T are huge so you have stated Verizon AND AT&T not just AT&T, so I'm guessing you meant both not AT&T separately.

vikes0115 said:
The problem with a monopoly (or a duopoly) is that you don't have competition setting a market price for the services provided. For this reason your car analogy is faulty.


? Say what? Sure if its a monopoly then this makes sense but a Duopoly they DO have to compete with each other. Who knows if AT&T and Verizon owners get together to agree to jack the prices so they both can make money but what stops three or four companies from doing this anyways.?

vikes0115 said:
Technology generally brings costs down as markets mature. If you look at the prices of landline service, the price of home internet service, etc. you will find prices that have held steady or declined over the last several years. Even if you were to look at cable and satellite television costs, if you were to split that cost between their cost of content (which is paid to unrelated third parties) and the rest of your monthly rate which would generally account for the cost of the cable/satellite provider to provide the service, you'd find that cost of service component is also trending downward.


What? You just said my analogy didn't work. The things you're talking about here don't make sense at all. The mobile cell phone business is taking the market from landline so of course the price isn't going to go up as the demand is going down. with the supply being so big still. We have a million (Hey this is an exaggeration smart one) companies that supply Television and internet services and with more and more people going mobile and even closing home phone lines as cellphones take on both the internet and phone services from the landline phones and wired internet services less and less people are going to be in the market for a new landline number or internet service from wired providers.
^this is basic information.
Here. Educate yourself. ;)
http://www.investopedia.com/university/economics/eco ... »


All picking on you aside. This Paper was pretty interesting to read.
http://cct.georgetown.edu/research/thesisdatabase/Le ... »

Here is another interesting thought about the way we use the internet over the birth of the web in 60's and 70's on drawing boards and test servers to the huge complex systems the make up the web today..

http://cct.georgetown.edu/research/thesisdatabase/Le ... »

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