AT&T Not Expecting Many IPad Subscribers

Posted: Mar 4 2010, 9:57am CST | by , Updated: Aug 11 2010, 7:51pm CDT, in News | Technology News

 
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One of the most popular topics of discussion on the Internet right now is the iPad. Everyone wants to know if Apple's latest product line is going to be a hit. Even AT&T's CEO has thrown in his opinion. And it may surprise you.

Reuters reports that Randall Stephenson, the ATT CEO, stated that he expects more people to go for WiFi-only pads than 3G pads. 3G on the iPad costs over $100 extra, and paying for the connection adds in yet another monthly fee.

"My expectation is that there's not going to be a lot of people out there looking for another subscription,"

AT&T has good reason to root for the WiFi only iPad. They've seen how much data their iPhone users manage to suck up. Stephenson even stated in his interview that he believes the industry is moving more towards variable pricing, as a way to charge heavy use customers more for the data they gobble down. That's bad news for all of us, but it may be the only way for carriers to stay profitable with increasingly data-hungry customers.

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