Data roaming can go quite a ways towards making navigation apps on smartphones more robust.
"The FCC's decision to adopt automatic data roaming rules triggered predictable reactions from the industry players that had been arrayed for and against the rules:"
Read more: AT&T, Verizon attack FCC's data roaming rules - FierceWireless http://www.fiercewireless.com/story/att-verizon-attack-fccs-...
Looks like something that may benefit the customer.
And as we all know, you can't have anything in the cellphone industry that benefits the customer. Whether it be data roaming, unlimited data, putting unwanted crapware on phones, or even blocking sideloading of apps on Android phones.
Fortunately, except for the unlimited data, people can take care of the last two issues. Point is, they shouldn't have to.
Not all regulation is bad.
Oh I agree, and am happy that the FCC passed this. But the fact remains that the cell phone companies want to nickel and dime their users to death, and one way to do it was by charging roaming fees for data. The next thing is to declare that cell phone companies cannot charge fees for tethering on a data plan, since data is data and the browser it's used on makes no difference. In other words, tethering fees amounts to double-dipping.
Nice bang for the buck for the consumer. consumer 1 dollar o.
I have seen a lot of this in the Verizon forums regarding this issue and most users feel that they have a right since they are already paying for the unlimited data, what is the difference is you are accessing the data from your phone or using your phone as a hotspot for your laptop.. Phone companies want additional revenue for them
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