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AT&T, Verizon try to prevent ban on text message blocking

Shocking. I’m shocked.


AT&T’s Next phone upgrade plans are a huge ripoff | The Verge

Nilay Patel, writing on *The Verge*:

> The big differences with AT&T’s Next plan are that it costs anywhere from $15 to $50 a month depending on which phone you buy, and also that it’s an absolutely clear ripoff designed to cheat customers into paying full price for their phone without actually buying anything.



Internet Groups Blast AT&T over Facetime Billing Policy

> Free Press is also responding in full-gear to AT&T’s FaceTime move, sending out a number of bulletins, and urging citizens to sign a petition to the FCC. In a communication sent today, Free Press calls the row “AT&T’s latest scam,” and says that “we have a market dominated by companies that force consumers into ridiculous service plans that make you pay more for less.” Moreover, the advocacy group says that “the FCC’s Open Internet order explicitly prohibits AT&T from screwing over iPhone customers this way.

I cannot imagine I stay on AT&T when my contract expires. Then again, Verizon might end up doing something just as stupid in the next few months.