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Discussion in 'Fine Living, Home, Design & Auto' started by mussel, Mar 21, 2012.

  1. gomestar

    gomestar Super Yelper

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    Manton basically calls me every day at work (often multiple times a day), and we discuss aged Burgundy and scope out which bottles to try. Do it!!
     


  2. JayJay

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    I no longer sync with my pc, and couldn't be happier. All my devices are synced from the cloud. Syncing with the pc was a pain for me.
     


  3. Jr Mouse

    Jr Mouse Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    Yup. It's obscene. More so when you consider the fact that text messages are just data, but they don't include them in those plans.

    I read an article a couple years back about how texting is almost pure profit for carriers. The reason its character limited to 160 is because that's the maximum size it could be to piggy back them on the signals they were already sending. So there really is no cost to the phone company here.
     


  4. otc

    otc Senior member

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    That's just it--they aren't even data.

    They are little bits of content that piggyback on top of the control signals and so have absolutely no marginal cost. Obviously there is infrastructure cost in hardware that knows to strip the messages out of the control codes (although you probably can't buy enterprise phone hardware that doesn't do this) but it isn't using up any extra bandwidth.

    charging $20 per month per person (or $.30 or whatever per message) for something with zero marginal cost is pretty crazy.
     
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  5. CalTex

    CalTex Senior member

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    I was referring to this comment, I think you were referring to the comment about setting up the iphone.

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  6. Piobaire

    Piobaire Not left of center?

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    Nah, go read the feedback...and stop calling me fanboi!
     


  7. patrickBOOTH

    patrickBOOTH Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    I will admit, I am a fanboi. :nodding:
     


  8. patrickBOOTH

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  9. CalTex

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    :lol:

    oh sorry I just realized what you meant by feedback, I don't use the function so it didn't click. :(

    thanks booth, I had to edit my comment because you posted after pio. :plain:
     
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  10. Jr Mouse

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    http://curiousrat.com/home/2012/9/17/boring.html
     


  12. Douglas

    Douglas Stupid ass member

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    FANBOI
     


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