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Users, carriers clash in mobile data boom

3/31/2011 09:56 PM EDT
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LarryM99
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LarryM99   4/1/2011 2:07:39 PM
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Analysts are agreeing with me? I am part of the 'most users' crowd? Thanks for the heads-up, Rick. I'm going to have to come up with a different set of opinions... :-) Larry M.

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eewiz   4/1/2011 6:13:59 AM
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"wireless carriers could see their revenues grow from about $204 billion in 2010 to $500 billion in 2015." Time to buy AT&T/Verizon stock? "Carriers are also driving a variety of machine-to-machine apps to grow revenues. Those apps span a wide range of sectors from remote medical monitoring to online vending machines." how does carriers get a cut in these revenues? I mean anyone can develop such apps!

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rick merritt   4/1/2011 3:40:24 AM
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IDC analysts recently said most users won't go for separate data plans on separate devices, demanding instead either a cellular router to share a link or Wi-Fi devices. Parks analysts said carriers are struggling to pay for the nets to handle the fast explosion of mobile data. I remember in the 1990s writing stories about whether cellular data would ever take off.

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LarryM99   4/1/2011 2:09:25 AM
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People are wising up pretty fast to the "device discount in exchange for locking in a data plan" business model. This is particularly true when they are trying to apply it to a separate plan for each device. This is why I waited to buy my Motorola Xoom until they came out with the Wifi-only version. I use the same Mifi puck for that that I use for my laptop. I plan on putting all my stuff on this version of the Family Plan. Larry M.

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