Cingular Says Staying Old School Should Be More Expensive

Cingular has been trying to convince people to move off of its old TDMA network for a while. Even though they need to keep it running until 2008, apparently they're upping the incentives by adding a $5 monthly surcharge for those people who are just too old school to move on up to a more modern phone. This may lead to some complaints -- but sooner or later it makes sense to get people off the older networks.


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    Todd, Jul 31st, 2006 @ 5:57pm

    correction

    correction: Cingular is trying to get people off of its TDMA and Analog networks and onto its GSM. Just another move proving that Cingular cares more about wireless service than customer service. But then again what good is a friendly customer server rep if your phone still doesn't have service?

     

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    Mike Masnick, Jul 31st, 2006 @ 5:57pm

    re: correction

    correction: Cingular is trying to get people off of its TDMA and Analog networks and onto its GSM. Indeed. My brain went ahead of my fingers. Or perhaps the other way around. Fixed now.

     

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