Phone Scoop

printed May 25, 2015
See this page online at:

Home  ›  News  ›

AT&T to Top 5 Percenters: We Warned You

Article Comments  

Back to message list

Top message:  Bandwidth management by OmegaWolf747   Feb 6, 2012, 3:45 PM

Replying to:  Re: Like Gym Membership by keithfrombm   Feb 7, 2012, 1:23 AM

A New Way Of Billing

by yourvoiceofreason    Feb 7, 2012, 9:25 AM

I have an idea that is slightly different. Instead of the current way of billing data with data caps/throttles, I think that all carriers should charge a flat rate for unlimited data per line (i.e. $20 per line). Then the customer can add on higher speeds based on what they really want/need, which would apply to all lines on the account.

For example, $10 for speeds up to 5mpbs, $15 for speeds up to 10mbps (obviously making $15 the "sweet spot"), $25 for speeds up to 20+mbps . The customer would not have to pay the speed boost for each line, but just once for the whole account (being like a family data plan). Even though I don't like it, they could even charge extra for mobile hotspot... I have not put too much thought into the actual pricing, so don't criticize

In addition the carrier would provide full disclosure/maps of where the different speeds are available, so that the customers can make informed choices and be able to compare against other carriers. It would take away using terms like LTE, WIMAX, HSPA+, which are not important to the average customer, but focus on speed, which seems to be more important to the average person.

Report to moderator


This forum is closed.

Back to message list

Subscribe to Phone Scoop News with RSS Follow @phonescoop on Twitter Phone Scoop on Facebook Phone Scoop on Google+ Subscribe to Phone Scoop on YouTube Follow on Instagram


All content Copyright 2001-2015 Phone Factor, LLC. All Rights Reserved.
Content on this site may not be copied or republished without formal permission.