Thursday, May 3, 2012
Cell cost to go up, way up!
The Chairman of AT&T says that cell and data plan use costs will go up for all consumers as a result of the blocking of their merger with T-Mobil and other consolidation in the industry. There is a limited spectrum and as consumers demand greater use, speed and flexibility the cost of keeping up will increase exponentially. This coming year an increase in overall cell spectrum us of 77% is projected, with as much as a 90% increase the following year. There is not way to keep up with those costs for any single company, without passing on cost to consumers. The loss of merger or consolidation will also slow the availability to consumers of services they are demanding. - Reported in the Wall Street Journal and Consumer Electronics News.