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Comment: Where is MS and Apple? (Score 1) 479

by volpone (#27537663) Attached to: Time Warner To Offer Unlimited Bandwidth For $150

I live in Rochester, NY, and you know who's going to get hurt the most out of this? Not Time Warner -- it's Microsoft and Apple.

Xbox Gold is now too expensive. So long to that. I can't afford the bandwidth for downloading demos and games on Xbox Live, especially when it's going to cost $1/gb once I hit my first 75gb for the month. I might as well unplug my 360 from the router. That's a couple of hundred dollars a year that Microsoft lost from me.

Using iTunes is now too expensive. I similarly can't afford to buy albums and videos from Apple. That's about a hundred bucks a year that Apple lost from me.

Time Warner may lose me as a customer, but that means they're losing the $45/month I'm paying them now for high speed Internet.

Why isn't Microsoft and Apple bitching their heads off about this? Do they not get it?


"Consequences, Schmonsequences, as long as I'm rich." -- Looney Tunes, Ali Baba Bunny (1957, Chuck Jones)