HTC Tilt 8925 / TyTN II
Everything is extra!
When I was paying $30 for 30 minutes of talk time back in the day I didn't feel this ripped off.
Every little app is $3 extra a month or $8 extra. Isn't $50 a month for data and messages enough already!!!
MobiTV shows TV with commericals. There is even a "Transformers" channel that just shows clips from the movie and then tells you go by the DVD, then another clip, then another shot of the DVD cover. This should be free even if it is around 100 channels.
Finally the other total rip off at $3 a month is MusicID. I love this thing. It really works good but the whole point of it is to find the song you like and then buy it for the low low price of $2 to $3. Sam...
Are you using any of the extra services?
Is anyone really paying an extra $5 for any of these add ons? I don't know anyone.
Don't you want to watch clips of the Sopranos in a media player that doesn't even go full screen?
Both are free, but neither is as sophisticated as something like Telenav - no spoken directions, etc. Personally they're more than enough for me, but YMMV.
I have that on my Tilt and it works excellent with the GPS and on top of that you just have to pay the one time price for the software. Map data for the US, Canada, and some other countries is only 1.3GB.
The more the merrier. For $50, I do want all the extras.
MobiTV should be commercial based but I do understand the value of having all those channels even though Slingbox is free. The only one that really drives me nuts is MusicID. The app is there to help you find songs and ringers to buy that already cost $1 to $3. Why are they trying to charge a $3 monthly fee for the service?
Yeah Roadkill, MyCast is just silly. It's not even a well designed app.
I have a family plan that I share with my wife, and our TOTAL bill is only in the $110 range. And that includes the $40/month for my unlimited data plan.
I don't subscribe to any of the extra cost apps, so that may be part of it. I understand why they have to charge a subscription fee for those apps - someone has to be paid to maintain the back end and keep it running - but I can't see paying $5/month for an app that I'm only going to use once or twice a month. I'd much rather pay a flat $1/use or $1/day for most of those services.
I mean seriously, how often do you *really* need to check the weather using MyCast? Or watch "TV" using MobiTV? Or use the extra feature...
Also on the Q (not sure if the Tilt works but) I download all my music from Rhapsody and it transfers perfectly to my Q. So the only charge is my monthly that pay for unlimited music... the icing on the cake is that I can transfer it all to my phone and head off to the gym with one device.