Art Alexion on 28 Aug 2009 15:11:45 -0700

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Re: [PLUG] Verizon blocking port 25

On Aug 27, 2009, at 4:42 PM, John Kreno wrote:

> I suppose that I should be upset that I only get <x> minutes with my  
> cell phone plan?  "Once they start limiting your minutes, there's  
> not end to what they might do."  If I want more service, I should  
> pay more because it costs more to provide, no?
> No, It really doesn't. It's insanity to claim that it does. Once you  
> have a sub you have paid the bill for operating the service. Any of  
> the up sell that you get is almost pure profit. To think that your  
> premium customers are the ones who foot the bill is a horrible  
> business model. It's like txt messages, the whole thing is literally  
> stealing money out of the sub's pocket for a data channel that  
> already existed to the hand set for management overhead. And yes,  
> You and everyone else that has a cell should be outraged by that fact.

I was about to say the same thing, but then I considered that there is  
some additional bandwidth with additional minutes and that  
theoretically costs something.

Of course their biggest expense is tracking your usage and sending you  
a bill.
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