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albreznick
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albreznick,
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8/29/2013 | 1:43:04 PM
Re: Nucular option
I wonder if Comcast will get together with other cable companies to link family messaging across the US. Sort of like the budding Cable WiFi Alliance. The cable club could put AT&T and Verizon to shame if they could join forces to do that. Or would that violate anti-trust rules? 
Carol Wilson
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Carol Wilson,
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8/29/2013 | 12:21:54 PM
Re: Nucular option
Sorry but the last thing my nuclear family needs is another way to avoid actually talking to each other. 
Sarah Thomas
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8/29/2013 | 12:03:04 PM
Re: Nucular option
Or, you could just add the new member in to the exiting plan...unless you're already at the limit, or it's a polygamy type of situation.

These decisions are not too dissimilar from the ol' Family talk plans or T-Mobile's Fav Five. The hurt was so much worse when you were actually picking your favs rather than your fam.
mendyk
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mendyk,
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8/29/2013 | 12:00:37 PM
Re: Nucular option
What happens when you transition from one nuclear family to another? It's like you have to quit your ONF (original nuclear family). Seems cold.
Sarah Thomas
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Sarah Thomas,
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8/29/2013 | 11:52:03 AM
Re: Nucular option
I like the idea of this app for my nuclear family of four. We do a lot of group texting. My dad emailed me yesterday to ask me to not text anymore this month because he was almost at his 200 limit. I didn't realize not everyone has unlimited texting these days...which I texted him, thus putting him over the edge.
mendyk
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mendyk,
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8/29/2013 | 10:31:14 AM
Re: Nucular option
Imagine the emotional scars borne by the child who's left off the Family Point plan because there's no room for him. Or her.
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msilbey,
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8/29/2013 | 10:24:57 AM
Re: Nucular option
Hmm. Seven sounds pretty good to me. I'm guessing Comcast wanted to keep this from being an app for the whole soccer team, or whatever. Though I can't begin to guess how they settled on 7 as a cutoff number. 
mendyk
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mendyk,
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8/29/2013 | 10:18:26 AM
Re: Nucular option
Thanks. The maximum of seven also seems a bit culturally insensitive. I wonder if Comcast thought through that one.
msilbey
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msilbey,
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8/29/2013 | 10:15:07 AM
Re: Nucular option
From the FAQ: 

Can I add people outside of my family?
We do not regulate who you add, although we recommend that you only add immediate family. Each person you add will take up a secondary account slot on your Comcast account.
mendyk
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mendyk,
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8/29/2013 | 10:01:02 AM
Nucular option
Will this service be available only to conventional nuclear families, or will it extend out to nontraditional families as well?


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