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AT&T to stop charging customers for subsidies they aren't using

By Jos
Dec 5, 2013
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  1. T-Mobile’s ongoing Uncarrier strategy has already led to roughly 2 million news subscribers the last couple of quarters, while an increasing number of mobile virtual network operators (MVNO) are starting to thrive as cheaper alternatives for those who aren’t heavy...

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  2. howzz1854

    howzz1854 TS Maniac Posts: 585   +79

    Gotta love competition. makes the fat cats work for their money.
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  3. EClyde

    EClyde TS Enthusiast Posts: 163   +16

    Ever notice how much the ATT logo looks like the Deathstar?
  4. howzz1854

    howzz1854 TS Maniac Posts: 585   +79

    now that you mentioned it. someone just needs to add a little satellite icon on top.
    EClyde likes this.
  5. That's a big jump from the $45 / 300M plan up to the next level at $70 / 1G. Is there going to be an option to select the lower plan and pay overages? 300M is close to what I need (I'm on wi-fi all day), but I could see hitting 400-500M some months.
  6. abysal

    abysal TS Rookie Posts: 61   +9

    Exactly, those f**ks at AT&T know this, so they want you to jump to the 1GB option.
  7. Hopefully Verizon jumps on this bandwagon.
  8. 9Nails

    9Nails TechSpot Paladin Posts: 970   +84

    Where are the numbers coming from that are on the "Savings compared with original plan"?

    Next, I hope that they allow you to buy your existing subsidized phones from them at a pro-rated discount to get on this plan. That would be a good move.
  9. Scshadow

    Scshadow TS Maniac Posts: 353   +40

    BYOP Straight Talk branded At&t SIM with 2.5 GB LTE data per month, unlimited minutes, texts, and unlimited throttled data after 2.5 GB. $45 bucks a month. Yeah, I'm not even near ready to jump ship for these AT&T no subsidy plans.


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