“There are no strings attached. No change
to your voice plan. No contract extension. Just more
data to enjoy month after month.”
I got an interesting email offer from my wireless provider today (rhymes with horizon) and it was for a free upgrade of 4GB on my Data Plan for the same monthly dollar amount that I am currently paying. I followed the link that they provided and made an interesting discovery. The monthly amount we pay was $10.00 less than what the email claimed that I was paying AND the plan that we use is no longer offered. If I took the 4GB upgrade I would have to enroll in a new plan that was—you guessed it—$10.00 more a month (but with an additional 4GB of data).
A very interesting “Chat” session with a company representative ensued and by my third question I realized that I was in a loop and no more useable information/satisfaction was forthcoming. Needless to say, we did not choose the ($10.00 More) Free Upgrade Plan.
There is a fight going on in our nation’s Capital concerning Net Neutrality and I wondered if this is an attempt to gain favor in the eyes of customers at a time when the Cable/Wireless companies are trying to take over the communications in this country.
“Net Neutrality means that the cable/telecom companies must provide us with open networks — and should not block or discriminate against any applications or content that ride over those networks. Just as your phone company cannot decide who you could call and what you say on that call, your ISP should not be concerned with what content you view or post online.“
Follow the link to Battle for the Net and find out how you can help in the next few days remaining. If you care to see an entertaining view of this problem just watch this video clip of HBO’s John Oliver from last June when this fight was just getting started.