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White House Petition for Unlimited Data

Jimmy Guphanti

Mar 5, 2013, 8:55 PM
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Jayshmay

Mar 6, 2013, 7:42 AM
I did my part! Let's get this rolling!
Spread this petition like wild fire!
Post it on other tech websites!
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Jayshmay

Mar 7, 2013, 10:25 AM
Let's keep this going! Even if there's a small chance the government can do anything, it's still worth a try.

LTE & LTE-Advanced with carrier aggregation is capable of handling lots, and lots of traffic without speeds suffering.
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Gossamer

Mar 7, 2013, 3:11 PM
You need to understand how many people who use Phonescoop are firewalled Mad
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SupremeSound

Mar 7, 2013, 6:16 PM
doesnt the government interfere with business enough?

Why in the world would we want the White House involved in how the Wireless industry does business (any more than it already is?)
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CellStudent

Mar 14, 2013, 4:48 PM
I'll be the first to admit that data prices from the top carriers are too high, which is why I'm so excited about:

https://ting.com/plans »

But selling anything on an "unlimited" basis kind of requires the background knowledge that the "middle 99%" of your customers consume about the same amount of product (maybe a 5x or 10x difference).

This is why Chinese Restaurants can get away with buffet pricing. Almost everyone who comes in will eat 2 or 3 plates full. Some will eat only one, but nobody will eat 15 plates of food during a single meal, so the manager can count on the law of averages to make things work out at the end of the month.

If the difference in monthly cellular data consumption between a grandmother using an i...
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Jarahawk

Mar 14, 2013, 11:20 PM
Ummmm...no. The solution is to do exactly what I am doing: Cling to my Unlimited Data plans as though my very life depended upon it.
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CellStudent

Mar 15, 2013, 9:11 AM
Jarahawk said:
Ummmm...no. The solution is to do exactly what I am doing: Cling to my Unlimited Data plans as though my very life depended upon it.



Don't confuse workarounds with solutions.

Workarounds work for some of the people, some of the time.

Solutions work for almost all of the people, almost all of the time.

You have a narrow workaround, not a solution.
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sparker781

Mar 22, 2013, 7:59 PM
So essentially what he suggested to me to keep my Unlimited data was more of a work-around than a solution...?
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CellStudent

Mar 26, 2013, 2:25 PM
sparker781 said:
So essentially what he suggested to me to keep my Unlimited data was more of a work-around than a solution...?



Essentially, yes.

Verizon is doing everything they can to phase out unlimited data, and I can't call that a bad thing entirely. I believe people should pay for what they use and NOT pay for what they DON'T use (my smartphone bill with Ting last month was less than $31, with a little over 500 minutes and a little under 500 MB- try and beat that value somewhere else).

If you want Verizon's service, you have to play Verizon's game. In our culture, the carriers make the rules, and the consumers decide if they want to play ball or not. That isn't likely to change until monop...
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Jayshmay

Mar 21, 2013, 10:30 AM
Very sad! It's only gotten 61 signatures so far!
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cellphonesaretools

Mar 22, 2013, 12:19 AM
As the old saying goes, "If wishes were horses, beggars would ride."

The very concept of "unlimited" is a pipe dream, a childish notion. As such, anyone who believes that everyone should get as much of anything they want, totally unlimited & at the price they themselves think they should pay for it, is allowing their emotions to prevail over logic, reason and common sense.

That petition provides absolutely no facts, it is strictly someone's fervent opinions, with no supporting evidence to back up its strident claims. THAT'S probably why it has fooled only a very small percentage of people into signing it, because it's simply an unreasonable request, rather than a serious, sustainable proposal supported by facts.

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sparker781

Apr 5, 2013, 7:48 PM
Where is the petition. The link in the OP only brings me to the main page
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CellStudent

Apr 6, 2013, 5:12 PM
sparker781 said:
Where is the petition. The link in the OP only brings me to the main page



White House petitions are only open for 30 days. You're a few hours too late to participate; it's been dropped.
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