AT&T May Charge App Makers for Consumer Data Use
It's a better idea than screwing customers
please enlighten me
seriously, can someone explain to me, HOW IS CHARGING THE DEVELOPER FOR NETWORK DATA CONSUMED BY CUST going to convince more users to sign-up for their service?
when your'e going to start charging app makers, the end-result is they might pass the charge to the consumers who use these apps.. so this might result in free apps getting chargers.AND might limit the signing-up too.
the way it was worded, it seem...
This is just a terrible idea
And, to push this AT&T is pointing to the fact that data usage is too much for them to handle, which is why they don't offer unlimited usage plans. Yet, they sit on soooo much spectrum.
How about using your spectrum to expand and support your network and stop overselling it. They are attempting to use the same model gyms do when they oversell membership when clearly it isn't working. Don't shift the burden onto developers, invest in your own networks and provide the service you promised your customers.
Of course ATT wants customers to pay for data use.
Don't all the carriers?
What they are saying, which I think you missed, is, apps will come withou...
Wow and people think Verizon is bad???
Cap & Throttle
Excessive users get charged for excessive use, and no one ever gets Data Charge Bill Shock, so the customers are lower maintenance.
What's so complicated about that?
Why can't they all just get on the same page and offer only cap & throttle packages?
Excessive users get charged for excessive use, and no one ever gets Data Charge Bill Shock, so the customers are lower
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Put away the pitchforks.
You can crow about how AT&T (and Verizon and T-Mobile for that matter) should just bring back unlimited data, but you would be served just as well by spending that time bashing your head against a brick. It's not happening.
I've always wondered how carriers would satisfy customer desire to use apps that utilize massive data for streaming and downloading. With things like cloud storage, streaming is more ideal for lots of people and watching movies or other vid...
And then What?
Data traffic growth
So even though they offered unlimited data a few years ago and it seemed to work, it's a different world now, and the growth doesn't seem to be slowing down. There isn't any new spectrum becoming available soon, so they need creative ways to manage continued data traffic growth.