Zero Sign On a first step towards Apple TVs replacing crappy cable boxes

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  • Reply 21 of 26
    rogifan_newrogifan_new Posts: 3,922member
    So what do you do when you get a message from your ISP that you’ve gone over your data limit and they’re going to charge you extra for every additional x number of GB you go over? Who has unlimited internet data plans?
  • Reply 22 of 26
    tallest skiltallest skil Posts: 43,399member
    So what do you do when you get a message from your ISP that you’ve gone over your data limit and they’re going to charge you extra for every additional x number of GB you go over? Who has unlimited internet data plans?
    Sounds like cutting down on the propaganda a bit would be the best choice of action at that point.
  • Reply 23 of 26
    Time Warner Cable launched apps on phones, tablets, PCs, Roku, Xbox and SamsungTV in 2012-2013. AppleTV has been a long time coming. So happy to see Charter (Spectrum) has agreed to business terms with Apple for the AppleTV device, and zero sign-on is a great advancement on the roadmap to replace the old cable boxes. I hope Comcast, Cox and other MSOs will follow Charter's lead on this.
  • Reply 24 of 26
    stevenozstevenoz Posts: 226member
    So what do you do when you get a message from your ISP that you’ve gone over your data limit and they’re going to charge you extra for every additional x number of GB you go over? Who has unlimited internet data plans?
    I wonder if you are confusing cell phone data plans and cable data plans.


  • Reply 25 of 26
    tallest skiltallest skil Posts: 43,399member
    stevenoz said:
    I wonder if you are confusing cell phone data plans and cable data plans.
    No, landline internet is capped. If you’re getting your television content through it, you can probably hit that cap easily.
  • Reply 26 of 26
    The future of cable is...5G.

    When 5G networks are deployed there will be enough bandwidth for Verizon, AT&T and T-Mobile/Sprint to compete with your local cable monopoly. 
    They will be able to offer you a 5G router to replace your current wired one. 
    This is a no-brainer for folks who have already “cut the chord” and don’t pay for TV. 
    The problem is they have to have a comparable content package to entice you switch away. 
    This is why AT&T is spending billions to buy content producers like Time Warner.
    T-Mobile is buying Sprint so that they have enough 5G spectrum to compete toe-to-toe with the big boys. 
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