Apple Watch - iPhone - AT&T's Pay-More Policy -- You can always count on AT&T. . . to act in their interests first, invariably, and forget about the impact their actions have on the rest of us, our businesses, and our communities. Remember their SB117 that our naive Ohio legislators passed last year, allowing AT&T to plant their obsolete, huge metal boxes all over our treelawns, regardless of local design restrictions or utility code? Thank goodness they're spewing their metal-box madness over the higher-end demographic areas first--that gives those of us in emerging economies, third-world countries like Cleveland, to react and perhaps protect ourselves against their depradations.
Since the times of Newton D. Baker, our utilities in Cleveland are supposed to be either underground or running off the back alleys. A trip we took to in-town Columbus yesterday showed us they're doing that, and protecting their property values while they organize and secure their utility and service deliveries. We need to catch up to Columbus; the legislation is already on the books, yet conveniently ignored.
Anyway, read about what eWEEK has to say about the latest AT&T gouging of iPhone users. Tere's a lot of detail in the whole article. What follows is just the lead-in:
AT&T's Pay-More Policy
News Analysis. Suddenly that $200 iPhone price cut is less compelling.
AT&T is raising data rates for iPhone 3G compared with existing models, which over the course of the two-year contract exceeds the price cut. The current unlimited data plan costs $20 a month, but AT&T will charge iPhone 3G subscribers $30 a month—or an additional $240 over 24 months. So much for that price cut.
But, wait, there's more. Business users—and it's unclear how AT&T defines them—will pay $45 a month, or an extra $600 over current pricing, for unlimited data. Today, anybody with an iPhone can connect to business Exchange servers using IMAP for $20 a month.
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