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Phil_Britt
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Phil_Britt,
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12/16/2013 | 9:06:05 PM
Not surprising
With Google and several other companies tracking what you do, this AT&T move shouldn't be a surprise. Retailers and several other firms track much of what you do through loyalty programs, social media and a variety of other means.

1984 is here.
Aloysious
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Aloysious,
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12/16/2013 | 1:15:15 PM
Re: Pricing
"It was only willing to be competitive with a big caveat."

It was only willing to be competitive to be in order to somewhat be relevant in Austin. So, pretty much like most of the major players in this country.
MordyK
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12/13/2013 | 8:07:05 PM
Re: Pricing
I don't dount that there are teams in AT&T that can perform, but the question is can AT&T not get in their way, and frankly I have my doubts.
albreznick
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albreznick,
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12/13/2013 | 4:55:41 PM
Re: Pricing
OK. I think i follow that. But can AT&T execute nearly as well as Google? I have my doubts.  
MordyK
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MordyK,
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12/13/2013 | 11:59:27 AM
Re: Pricing
I doubt is was that well thought out :)
Sarah Thomas
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Sarah Thomas,
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12/13/2013 | 11:53:25 AM
Re: Pricing
That's true, AT&T is new, so it's marketing of it is new as well. Maybe they're doing it this way becuase they got so much push-back when they changed their opt-in policy on the wireless side.
MordyK
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MordyK,
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12/13/2013 | 11:34:35 AM
Re: Pricing
It's pretty much teh same set of fixed cost numbers that made Google price it at $70 which includes a set of numbers about how much they can monetize the data, which is akin to their model with Android. For AT&T this is a new concept in wireless but in reality its comparable to the wireless subsidy model, where you can buy full price phones/service or you can pay it out over time with an alternate value which in this case is usage data.
Sarah Thomas
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Sarah Thomas,
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12/13/2013 | 10:37:00 AM
Re: Pricing
What's the full rate though? Isn't that just determined by market and competition dynamics? I don't believe that either is just covering their costs.
Carol Wilson
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Carol Wilson,
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12/12/2013 | 4:41:41 PM
Re: Pricing
Okay, I'm not one to defend AT&T but it looks to me like they are doing what Google and Facebook and others do all the time and getting whacked for it. 
albreznick
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albreznick,
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12/12/2013 | 3:35:22 PM
Re: Pricing
Yup. It sure does. They're taking a good thing and making it look worse.
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