I Feel Like a Cord Cutter

I'll start this by saying that my wife and I cut the cable cord a few years ago and haven't looked back since. We use Hulu and Netflix through our internet connection provided oh so ,graciously by our local cable provider. SMH.

At any rate, I feel like I'm about the cut the cord with my wireless provider. In the US, AT&T and Verizon are the giants of mobile phone technology. The two networks are huge in scope, and I've found that Verizon works the best in my area and easily outperforms AT&T in the rural parts of my region.

I've had the iPhone 4s for over a year now, and I still have my unlimited data plan. My upgrade date will be here soon, but I won't be using an upgrade since I'll have to sacrifice my unlimited data plan (which I take great advantage of every month). The next time I buy a phone will be off contract at full retail price or from eBay or some place like that.

I know there can't be THAT many people out there that are in my position or that care about unlimited data as much as I do, but I wish there were. I wish there were tons of people that were willing to say, "nope, I'm not going to give up my unlimited data even if I have to purchase a phone at retail price." And I wish there were a way to not pay the built in rate plan subsidy recovery when purchasing a phone outright.

So I guess this became a bit of a rant without much of a point so let's give it one shall we?

Do you guys think US mobile subscribers will ever see the light? Will we ever throw of the tyrannical chains of big telecom or is big telecom and its pricing schemes our only hope for reliable cross-country coverage going forward?

Thanks for reading!