Dear Congresswoman Grainger,
I am writing today, to let you know about a situation that is occurring to me personally. This situation, however, will more than likely become a major issue for most Americans in the near future.
I currently have four daughters and a wife who live with me full-time. Recently, I purchased a new smart phone, and decided to pass my old smart phone down to my daughter. To make a long story short, we now have six smart phones in our family.
AT&T and other cellular providers currently require people who own a smart phone to have a data package for that phone. I find it a little on the unfair side of things, that cell phone companies can force people to buy a product, when they are already paying for that service in a different form or fashion. I already pay AT&T for Internet access at my home, and under the current cell phone contract I also have to pay six times to access Internet for each phone individually; in total I am paying $150 for web access on the phones and $50 additional to access the Internet from my home for total of $200 per month.
Smart phones, can access the Internet via Wi-Fi, so my question is why should I have to pay to access the Internet over the cell phone towers when I can already access it from my Internet connection at home; a service for which I already paid. I think this is an unfair practice from the cell phone providers especially considering today's day and age, so I hope to see the Congress and Senate pass some sort of legislation that will bring these costs down for American families.