Today I was reading an article on Gizmodo about the problematic situation of 3G/4G abonements. More and more devices you use will offer a better and more complete experience with Internet connectivity on the go (mobile).
Yesterday the Samsung Camera device was presented in Berlin IFA 2012, and together with a compact camera you have an Android device with mobile wireless connectivity to upload pictures and videos to Dropbox and other services. The problem? How many mobile subscriptions are you willing to pay for all your gadgets?
I was thinking about a way to solve this, for carriers to offer a bit better service to the people and not behaving as “Dracula” 😛
Although a workaround would be to have a MiFi device that would allow to instantly put up a hotspot to connect several of your devices, the idea is not to depend on one centralized device itself but on each device, independently.
What if providers could offer a Mobile Data plan of X amount of GB´s per month for up to 5 devices (for example) at a fair price?…
So, imagine you are a user, you want your iPad your iPhone and your new Samsung Camera connected to the mobile network independent one from the other, but without paying an individual plan for each device. You call or even
hire the Multi Device Mobile Broadband (MDMB) (Nice name ah? = :)) service on your provider´s website. You select a plan for example 5 gb/10 GB / 20 GB etc. of monthly traffic for up to 5 devices at a certain monthly rate.
Then you select which devices they will be so the carrier knows which kind of SIM card they have to send you (Sim, micro sim, etc). You will have to pay probably extra for each additional SIM you need up to X (the devices you hired). Or they could charge you a fixed minimum price per device. You will receive the sim cards by normal mail and you will be able to just use them on your gadgets.
It’s clear that for the users would be a big problem solver, and will add some flexibility to the so rough services offered nowadays by mobile providers.
Users would be able to have some flexibility and Carriers could continue with their business of selling GB´s of monthly traffic for a certain amount of money, in the end who cares on how many devices you will use your GB´s, right?
By doing this, Mobile Broadband providers will play more on your side and not so on “Draculas” 🙂
These companies need to start offering flexible services.
Imagine if you could just add a device on your providers website and you receive the chip on the comfort of your house. Imagine being able to control how much traffic each of your devices consume.
Imagine if these companies could start working together with you offering services that you really need. Just Imagine…