iPhone live! podcast #102: AT&Tiered - with video!

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iPhone live! podcast #102: AT&Tiered - with video!

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The grass isn't greener.
COMPARING AT&T'S NEW RATES VERSUS VERIZON'S RATES:
FOR INDIVIDUAL PLANS IN THE UNITED STATES:
VERIZON:
Unlimited Talk = $70 a month
Unlimited Text = $20 a month
25 MB Data = $10 a month <--- STUPID. Almost all users will exceed this.
5 GB Data = $30 a month
Tethering = $30 a month extra
Data over 5 GB = $50 per GB.
AT&T:
Unlimited Talk = $70 a month
Unlimited Text = $20 a month
200 MB Data = $15 a month <--- covers 68% of iPhone users.
2 GB Data = $25 a month <--- covers 98% of iPhone users.
3 GB Data = $35 a month
Tethering = $20 a month extra
Data over 3 GB = $10 per GB.
NOTES:
AT&T's rates are very favorable compared to Verizon's rates.
AT&T's Tethering rate is less than Verizon's
For the 98% of users who use less than 2 GB a month, AT&T is $5 a month cheaper than Verizon, saving $60 a year. With tethering, AT&T is $15 a month cheaper than Verizon, saving $180 a year.
Ideally, AT&T should also have a limit of 5 GB a month, like Verizon. This makes it easier to use video conferencing on the new iPhones. After all, AT&T in the 1970s did envision someday having video conferencing on phones. The 5GB limit would still be a good cutoff point for heavy data users.

I have a bit of a strange work/sleep schedule and so I rarely get to join in on the live show, but I listen to every episode. So, I really enjoyed having the video and would love to see more of it for future episodes!

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