I want a tablet with a data plan. It could be my phone and my portable computer.
But, it is specifically AT&T's fault I choose not to. Here's why.
1.) limitation on bandwidth: I expect to use 5 gigs of data a month. This puts me right on the borderline of what will cost me hidden fees.
2.) Hidden fees: They abound. If I could get a straight answer on what it would cost, I would gladly pay for a data package. They lie about what the cost will be. I don't pay hidden fees. So I can't get a data package.
3.) Crippled hardware: Of the android OS devices I wanted, almost all are crippled in one way or another. The worst is when AT&T sells devices without a wireless chip and doesn't tell you. They did that to me with my blackberry, and it pissed me off.
4.) Crippled software: How many data carriers block access to parts or all of the Android Market in favor of a contractually obligated private market?
5.) Trust: Because AT&T isn't up front with costs and feature limitations, I don't believe them when they tell me what they could get. They are liars, and normally I wouldn't do business with liars. Luckily for me, I sublease my phone contract with someone else, so I'm only in a 6 month pre-paid contract with a friend. If it weren't for this, I'd be 100% prepaid phone service.