I hope he succeeds. I love to see the free market at work. The big companies have worked together to put the screws to us for a long time, keeping their prices artificially high. Now, hopefully, the little guy will come along and wreck the whole thing. You, the consumer, will benefit.
Cellular is ridiculously priced, and they make you think you’re getting a bargain by keeping minutes you’d never used to begin with. How many people have hours of rollover minutes that they’ll never use? Do you know of a single provider that will give you CREDIT for those minutes? Nope. You paid for them, but you didn’t use them. You can’t get your money back.
What a ripoff. Worst part is, it is a market largely driven by CHILDREN. Unfortunately, otherwise sane adults who exercise fiscal responsibility become unable to say no when little Johnny wants a cell phone with all the bells and whistles. Heck, most kids have MUCH nicer phones than mine.
When data and voice is treated the same (as it should be) AND, is priced like a commodity, then I’ll get one of those snazzy, do-it-all phones. Until then, I’ll stick with my cheapo TracFone. It makes calls as well as any of the others.
If everyone else had the same self-restraint, the prices would have come down a long time ago.
No minutes, no calling circles, no fives or whatever.
Check out Virgin Mobile’s pay-as-you-go plan at WalMart. From 5c/min to 10c/min depending on how many minutes you buy at a time.
I gave up over 10,000 rollover miutes when I left AT&T for the cheaper TracFone. When I asked them for a cheaper plan they said I already had their cheapest plan. AT&T was costing me $75-80 a month for it's 2 line $59.99 a month plan.
With TacFone double minutes I only need to buy air time every 4 months. Over a year's time I figure I'll save at least half over AT&T.