Re: Only $100M ???
re: "The internet(bandwidth/line) is shared unlesss you pay for a delicated line. The idea is you can't be online 24/7."
You know that... I know that... you'd think AT&T knows that too.
I don't know anyone who is on their cell-phone 24x7, but that's besides the point. If I sell you a gallon of gas, you can take a tablespoon, a cup, or a gallon. What's not fair is if I sell you a gallon and then try to cut you off at a cup.
re: "We have a delicated internet line. We pay 300usd/month."
Well, that's a whole other story. At least cellular networks are much more expensive and challenging to expand. Cable/DSL/etc. based Internet is a whole other story. Even if you forget the fact that taxpayers gave the telcos 100s of $Billions to make available bi-directional 40 Mbps to everyone in the USA for around $40/mo... a goal of which they aren't even remotely close (and it was supposed to be in place years ago), and they are charging a LOT more than that... they are still making excessive profits on those services because they've forced a monopolistic situation in the market.
re: "Iphones people w unlimited data are on the internet 24/7. It's not fair if one guy takes all the bandwidth, the rest suffer."
Again, who uses their iPhone 24x7? But, that's AT&T's problem, not something for all their users to work out amongst themselves. They have two options... 1) expand their infrastructure (of course that takes money out of their pockets, so they don't like that option), or 2) put limits in place and advertise those limits accurately.
re: "It's not 2 year contract. My friend is still holding that contract."
It's a never ending contract and AT&T can't change the terms of service or has no way out? I find that hard to believe, as I've never seen such a contract. And, every few days I get some e-mail from some company saying that as of some date, the terms of service have changed.
If there is, indeed, some law in place that prevents telcos from ever changing their terms of service and contracts, then as much as I dislike them, I'd agree with them that THAT is what is not fair.