Simplicity At Last

Get Ready To Chuck Talk and Text For Data-Only Cell Phone Plans

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At this point we’re all just phasing out actual telephone calls, right? The last people interested in receiving actual voice communications will be grandparents, and that can be done with a Skype connection. Well, it sounds like the the phone companies are catching on. Because even¬†Randall Stephenson, the CEO of AT&T, is pretty sure that within 2 years, someone (not necessarily AT&T, mind you) will be offering a data-only plan, with talk and text considered just another kind of data.

Thank god, because choosing a cell phone contract has turned into a confusing nightmare. How are we supposed to know how many texts we’re going to send?

According to the Associated Press:

“I’ll be surprised if, in the next 24 months, we don’t see people in the market place with data-only plans,” Stephenson said at a Sanford Bernstein investor conference in New York. “I just think that’s inevitable.”

Oh but don’t get too excited, because it’s highly unlikely your bill is going down:¬† Read More