AT&T CEO Randall Stephenson predicted last week that cell phone companies would enter the market with data-only plans in the next two years. Stephenson was probably thinking of an obvious solution to his company’s own problems: AT&T has recently been recording a decline in the average number of minutes used on phone calls per month. Right now, phone companies still earn most of their money from calling and texting plans.
- The End of the Phone Is Getting Closer (theatlanticwire.com)
- No more cell phone minutes? AT&T expects data-only plans in two years (arstechnica.com)
- AT&T’s Stephenson: Verizon’s shared data pricing ‘not a surprise’ (fiercewireless.com)
- Verizon announces Share Everything data-only billing plan (news.consumerreports.org)
- Cell Phone Regulation Has Become Necessary (rayhanania.wordpress.com)