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Originally posted by die_another_day
Are people actually taking this crap thread seriously?
Originally posted by whoshotJR
It wont happen because your cable internet provider doesn't need to. I don't think you realize how much cash the internet line of business means for a cable operator. All it would take is a few companies trying to do this and then 1 who doesn't and it wouldn't work out.
Originally posted by snowspirit
I saw your visual on cnn today. I'm still unsure how this affects us in Canada. They keep talking about tiered service, yet they already do that to us up here. Unless they add on a price per page
Are the wired services really still all at just one price? That would have been nice, I think they penalize us for living rural.
I'm in an area where there is no wired service (farms, acreages around, between forests), and I pay $75 for unlimited satellite service. Basic package is around $30, I think its around 100 hours, and mid service is around $56, which is about 200 or 300 hours only.
Thankfully, I still have just over 2 years on my contract, they cannot charge me higher prices, yet. It's already expensive enough.
Originally posted by stealthc
I haven't had a cell phone for years, I just borrow my roommates.
No home phone, no cable, no internet -- I just borrow internet from my neighbors routers.
I use skype if I need to make a long-distance call.
I download what I want to watch off of pirate bay.
I save $50 a month on internet, $50 a month on cell phone, $50-$100 a month on cable, $20 a month + long distance on home phone. By not playing ball with them I've freed myself from an over a $200 a month ass rape.
oh and I also use a nintendo ds with a flash cart, I save $40 a game because they are not worth $40. The best game I ever bought was quake 2 and counter strike, both cost me $10. The ds with cart and memory card cost me just over $70, all brand new, with a 16gb sdhc class 6 card. Futureshop charges $70 just for the sdhc card I bought for $25, $120 for the ds I bought for $35, the ace card 2 is about $12. The files are free, just download and copy. I would have paid $200 retail had I not done my job as a consumer; problem is most consumers don't and screw us all over.
What idiot consumer decided paying near price at an online store was appropriate? What about all that storefront and theft they save on? Things should be dramatically cheaper but they are not, because these raping corporations collude together to charge the most for everything.
$200 a month is unreasonable for these stupid services they offer but they've largely removed the choice of owning a cell phone; if you do not you are seriously handicapped in todays society. They've got you all by the nuts and you should be getting angry. It's not good enough that they have to make you work but now they require you to have a communications device with which they can badger you when you are spending time with your family. It's a slave pager and tracker. People don't know how to use the off button enough.