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 Too bad - I thought (and hoped) there was a federal regulation requiring this. Given the choice between paying a minimum of $70 (plus another $20 in taxes and regulated charges) and not watching TV, I'd choose not watching TV any day. There just isn't enough good content to justify that kind of ripoff. But for $15/month, at least I could watch local news and sports.
 Does it not work out to cost about the same though because you're buying phones off-contract and paying full price? I'm looking at their plans and it looks like it's honestly about the same price. If I take the three iPhones on my plan now, I'm paying about $195. MetroPCS would charge $135 (for their 2.5gb data plan). Over a two-year contract that saves $480 per line. But I'd pay about that much more to buy a phone off-contract. If I wanted unlimited data, my savings...
 Comcast offers a "Limited Basic" package for about $15. They don't advertise it and they don't want to give it to you, but my understanding is that they are required by law to offer it if you ask for it. I had it for years and it suited my needs just fine. About a year ago, however, they started encrypting even these channels requiring everyone to have one of their stupid boxes, rendering DVRs (especially computer-based, as very few of them provide cable card support) and...
 If I'm misinformed, then I stand corrected. I thought it had been reported that people were getting throttled for going over that hidden 3gb 'cap' and so I assumed it was everyone. And as I mentioned in my last post, we got hit with a warning and assumed we'd also get throttled if it happened again. If it's not really happening, then I'll not worry about it so much :) As for the iPads, I've got a wifi-only Mini and we've also got a 3G-enabled iPad 2 in the house that had...
 9g in a month? Isn't he getting throttled? One of our phones hit 3gb a few months ago and we got a text message saying that if it happened again, we'd get throttled...
 ...but don't seem to understand how the 'Grandfathered "unlimited"' plan works or why they think it's so important to hold on to. Once you use 3gb of data in a billing cycle, your speed is throttled to the point of being unusable. At least with the new plans, you have an option to pay extra for additional data use. Currently it works out in my favor to keep my three iPhones (and one feature phone) on a legacy family plan. Once we add a couple of new iPad Minis, I'll...
 Are you still seeing this with the GM? I've not noticed this myself, but it's not uncommon for Apple to leave code in the DPs (likewise during pre-GM iOS betas) to increase logging and perform other monitoring to assist in development and debugging. This additional debugging code can certainly slow down performance and increase memory utilization. One thing I've noticed with Mavericks is that it seems to use less memory, probably due to how it compresses memory utilized...
 Also, FWIW, I didn't see the GM downloading in the App Store after redeeming the new code. I had to quit App Store, and then after relaunching it I saw it show up under Purchases as downloading (and yes, it's a 5.29gb file). Now then, when is the Server.app GM going to be released? ;-) EDIT: According to the forums, you don't need to quit and relaunch App Store. Apparently you can CMD-R on the purchases tab. Who knew???
 Log in to the portal and check for a redemption code.
 Aside from one kernel panic around DP2, this has been a rock-solid beta on both the machines I've been testing it on, and I've been using it exclusively for months. I think folks are going to be pleased with Mavericks.
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