Originally Posted by DustinLH00
Think about it.
First, let me say I love you using a quote from store owner in the movie "Falling Down" to make your point.
Second, I'm not exactly sure how much AT&T "subsizes" the phone. Why don't I know? It's not in our contracts, or anywhere to be seen on their website.
I think what some of us want are more transparency in our contracts - like taking all the fine print and putting it on the advertisements in some form. Something like: "iPhone 3G, just $199 for two years - even if a new iPhone is released before that time."
I think a lot of us are with AT&T because of Apple - not by choice. And we want iPhones - and the current generation iPhone.
I know AT&T is making money off of us each month.
I pay for a higher rate plan because of the draconian
fees charged if I go over my alloted minutes. So much so that I have 4,700 rollover minutes on my account. But If I change my minute plan I lose all of my rollover minutes over the amount offered per month on the new plan by AT&T.
So paying them $20 less a month I would lose 4,000 minutes that I had previously paid for - that's $350 worth of minutes under the new plan and literally several thousand dollars worth of minutes if I used an equalliavnt amount on a lower plan with no rollover bank. How is that fair? Not very - but it is in the contract.
The contracts HIGHLY favor AT&T - and you're in here defending poor AT&T who can't get a fair shake from crazy iPhone WHINERS!
AT&T may have us legally on this - but in no way is it fair. And it's not WHINING to point this out. it may even ultimately help us to get a fairer deal.
Or let me translate for you "Boo hoo! me want a more level playing field on my contwack . Whhaa-whaa! Me think AT&T is using it's unfair bidness prawticted aginstst all us poor whiddle users. Wha!! Its wegal but shady. (Here I poop my pants and cry for my mommy.)"