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Old 01-22-2013, 03:53 PM   #271
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These days, most smartphones come with a data plan of some sort. Even if you had a data allowance of, say, 250MB/month (which is rather small), a 200kb ebook download would be using less than one thousandth of your monthly data allowance. It's really not "crazy" to download ebooks over 3G.
You, not canuck people, can feel our pain.
Here, data plan, phone and internet acces are sooooo expensive, even Ted Sarandos said:
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Old 01-22-2013, 04:37 PM   #272
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Here, data plan, phone and internet acces are sooooo expensive, even Ted Sarandos said: Huffingtonpost



But I understand and agree that your beer is first world excellent!

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Old 01-23-2013, 10:10 AM   #273
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I have a kindle wi fi. just coming up to 2 years old and see no reason to change it.

what gets me is the price of a kindle book is often only a Pound or two cheaper than a paper back.
the main reasons for going e reader, is space and cost. but the cost can be too high in my opinion.
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I have a kindle wi fi. just coming up to 2 years old and see no reason to change it.

what gets me is the price of a kindle book is often only a Pound or two cheaper than a paper back.
the main reasons for going e reader, is space and cost. but the cost can be too high in my opinion.
Just yesterday I was looking for two e-books that I wanted, and in both cases the Kindle book was more than twice as much as the paperback OR hardback copy ($9.99 vs. $4-something). I am never going to buy an e-book under those circumstances.
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Old 01-23-2013, 10:19 PM   #275
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god the thought of downloading a book over 3G!! Crazy!
I do this all the time on my phone. Takes a few seconds for an average novel
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Old 01-23-2013, 10:21 PM   #276
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I dont download anything over 3 G cos it costs! Altho Im usually only downloading game updates, which measure in MB not KB!
Right.

My phone data plan is limited to 200 MB/month. Which I'm lucky to hit 100 of. Most of which is forums/facebook/internet/navigation/news. I download 2-5 books, that's what about 10 MB max?
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These days, most smartphones come with a data plan of some sort. Even if you had a data allowance of, say, 250MB/month (which is rather small), a 200kb ebook download would be using less than one thousandth of your monthly data allowance. It's really not "crazy" to download ebooks over 3G.
honestly it's much crazier to download apps, music or movies. I don't do those over 3g.
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But I understand and agree that your beer is first world excellent!
This is how they got us! If we're drunk we can't complain about high cost of data plans! :P
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Here, data plan, phone and internet acces are sooooo expensive
What do you mean by "so expensive"? How much, for example, would 1GB of data typically cost you?
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These days, most smartphones come with a data plan of some sort. Even if you had a data allowance of, say, 250MB/month (which is rather small), a 200kb ebook download would be using less than one thousandth of your monthly data allowance. It's really not "crazy" to download ebooks over 3G.
You are correct of course. Downloading an ebook would be nothing over 3G. In fact I have downloaded a book to my smartphone!
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What do you mean by "so expensive"? How much, for example, would 1GB of data typically cost you?
My plan, as we speak, is 150 mins of "talking", unlimited texting, and call ID, nothing else, not other services and it costs me 67$(CAD) (around 42 ponds) a month. It's a 3 years contract... expensive enough?

Edit: My supplier is offering a 500 mo plan for 25$, if you want to add it to your actual contract.

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Old 01-24-2013, 04:30 PM   #282
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My plan, as we speak, is 150 mins of "talking", unlimited texting, and call ID, nothing else, not other services and it costs me 67$(CAD) (around 42 ponds) a month. It's a 3 years contract... expensive enough?

Edit: My supplier is offering a 500 mo plan for 25$, if you want to add it to your actual contract.
Well, it depends of how much of that goes towards the cost of the phone.

Using USD I pay $30 for data (up to 10G/Month without restrictions) and $11-15 for voice not using voice very much.

But buying a phone every second or third year is around $700 (so that is $30 per month for 24 months interval). So monthly cost $75.

So depending on what phone you get for the cost I would say that $67 CAD is not expensive.
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Well, it depends of how much of that goes towards the cost of the phone.

Using USD I pay $30 for data (up to 10G/Month without restrictions) and $11-15 for voice not using voice very much.

But buying a phone every second or third year is around $700 (so that is $30 per month for 24 months interval). So monthly cost $75.

So depending on what phone you get for the cost I would say that $67 CAD is not expensive.
I'm paying ú22 a month ($35) for a "SIM-only" contract for my iPhone. That gets me, I think, 100 minutes/month (of which I use about 1 minute!), unlimited texts (of which I send typically 0), and 1GB data.

My iPhone 4 cost me ú560 ($900), and I've now had it for 2 and a half years - 30 months. So my monthly costs have been 900/30 + 35 = $65/month. Not too dissimilar to yours.
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I'm paying ú22 a month ($35) for a "SIM-only" contract for my iPhone. That gets me, I think, 100 minutes/month (of which I use about 1 minute!), unlimited texts (of which I send typically 0), and 1GB data.

My iPhone 4 cost me ú560 ($900), and I've now had it for 2 and a half years - 30 months. So my monthly costs have been 900/30 + 35 = $65/month. Not too dissimilar to yours.
I would actually save $10 if I took data with 1G unlimited and then band width restrictions. Funny that the costs was so similar.
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Not too dissimilar to yours.
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