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March 20th, 2011

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01:28 pm - Crappy US telecom news
So in the US, AT&T is buying T-Mobile, which means my phone service is likely to become both more expensive and worse. I also found this post about how much better mobile voice and data services are in Finland, where this sort of move would not be allowed. There are definitely times when living in the US feels like living in one of the more prosperous third world nations. The various claims about how life in the US was far superior to life in Northern Europe rang exceedingly hollow when I first started hearing them in the 1980s, and now they are utterly laughable on pretty much every front. I have no idea what it would take for the overall situation (on all fronts, not just telecom stuff) in the US to improve, but I don't expect it to happen anytime soon.
Current Mood: annoyedannoyed

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Date:March 20th, 2011 08:54 pm (UTC)
I pay $40 mo for Virgin Mobile which uses AT&T's network. It's about as bad as any of the others as far as service area goes. I wouldn't worry too much. Though if T-mobile is raising prices under AT&T I'd just switch to Virgin and get the same thing for cheaper.

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