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AT&T (T) says it will allow mobile app makers to pay it for any data traffic generated by...

AT&T (T) says it will allow mobile app makers to pay it for any data traffic generated by its apps, thereby allowing users to avoid metered data charges. The offer comes as mobile data traffic continues to skyrocket, and AT&T witnesses a backlash to its efforts to throttle download speeds for heavy users.
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  • muoio
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    This is the first creative idea I have seen for a while from one of my larger positions.....go get em T!
    27 Feb 2012, 01:14 PM Reply Like
  • labas112
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    This is a joke, you are now going to double charge for data. Users still pay data fees and now you will make app makers pay for data usage as well. All because ATT has a bum network compare to Verizon.
    27 Feb 2012, 01:33 PM Reply Like
  • Good Captain
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    If the plan stands, this would likely provide incentive to app developers economize provision of their service, something app developers rarely if ever consider. This could be abused of course but if implemented appropriately, may help force app developers and proprietors to streamline and preserve spectrum resources. For the record, I do not own AT&T stock although I have positions in other wireless carriers.
    27 Feb 2012, 08:08 PM Reply Like
  • muoio
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    Yup and that's great for those data hogs that are losers for T and VZ----why should these companies subsidize set sellers? It should be the other way around!
    28 Feb 2012, 09:46 AM Reply Like
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