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Top message:  MetroPCS, Service Plans, FCC, and 4G Video by PrinceJason   Feb 2, 2011, 3:26 PM

Replying to:  Re: MetroPCS, Service Plans, FCC, and 4G Video by acdc1a   Feb 3, 2011, 1:45 PM

Re: MetroPCS, Service Plans, FCC, and 4G Video

by PrinceJason    Feb 4, 2011, 12:08 AM

As mentioned in the LA times article and posted at the Metropcs.com/plans you will notice that the 4G web "check mark" is only on the $60 plan. Metro has unlimited streaming on Youtube on all plans. However, on the $40 and $50 plans Youtube streams at 2G or between 28kb/s and 128 kb/s best-case-scenario.

The article mentions a block rather than a data cap pertaining to non-Youtube streaming sites at least with the $40 plan. With the $40 plan, a 4G phone will operate as a 2G. The point of the article was not sucking it up but rather that the promotional material was not making it clear of the limits. Furthermore, they block Skype and other services. Thus the issue is about being forthcoming and giving an accurate disclosure. Those that know about the various blocks and limits ahead of time and are armed with the knowledge can't complain if they choose the first tier plan. They are still getting a reasonable deal for $40. Those that don't know will be in for a big surprise.

I have no intention of getting the Craft. I am holding out at least for the Forte 4G or even longer. My area just got 4G within the last week or two. I'll be surfing for new FCC ID's and looking at engadet.com weekly. However, some less technically savvy individuals will be suckered into getting the Craft and the $40 plan. That is why I posted and called attention to this article.

I am not saying that I am necessarily for Net neutrality either. I just wish Metro would be a little more open with its customers and potential customers.

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