Cell phones chip away at family budgets, turn out a recession proof industry
1. downphoenix (Posts: 2505; Member since: 19 Jun 2010)
easy to explain: people are getting dumber.
2. metalpoet (unregistered)
Easier to explain, carriers are money grubbing a**holes! And technology is getting better and better so people are willing to sacrifice to have that better technology! Their not entirely dumb but they are falling for all the marketing schemes*Cough Apple*
3. brd8951 (Posts: 23; Member since: 23 Nov 2011)
It just shows that we are all falling victim to the carrier's master plan. It started a few years ago when they mandated that 'feature phones' require a data plan....so they can receive updates. What a load of BS. People said, why spend $10/mo for data on a slow, crappy phone at dial-up speed when for $20 more I can get a much better phone and make better use of the data I'm paying for. Now that we are hooked on this 'digital crack' we can't stop. They know it, but unfortunately most people don't. Why do you think they want to cap your data? Because once your city receives 4G and you can start making real use of a higher data speed, you'll start using more data. Face it, once you've seen video content in High Def, nothing else compares. So now your data consumption increases dramatically compared to what it was 2 years ago. Just wait until Vzw rolls out a cable tv plan with all the spectrum they just acquired allowing you to watch more tv on your phone....you'll be wishing you didn't sell-out your of your unlimited data plan.