If Dell charged you $50 a year to access the internet-

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2 years ago#1
-on a PC you purchased from them, would you be so quick to just say "oh well, it's a service!"

Note Dell isn't actually providing you with internet service, you pay them just to be able to access the internet service you're already paying for on the computer you bought from them.
2 years ago#2
Not quite the same thing. Microsoft does provide a service. In your scenario, you're claiming Dell doesn't provide a service.
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2 years ago#3
if it was $50 a year to access the internet via satellite through dell, and Dell's service area was good enough I would do it. Pay $50 a year to access internet via wi-fi or lan and I still needed my own ISP I would not.
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2 years ago#4
TravisCombs posted...
Not quite the same thing. Microsoft does provide a service. In your scenario, you're claiming Dell doesn't provide a service.


MicroSoft provides some services. The problem is, a lot of the services that are part of the XBox Live Gold subscription are not their services, and they have no right to charge for access to them.
2 years ago#5
They would never do this.

Microsoft has servers that need to be run, and it costs them money to run them. Dell doesn't have servers with the entire Internet to run.
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2 years ago#6
boysrus72 posted...
They would never do this.

Microsoft has servers that need to be run, and it costs them money to run them. Dell doesn't have servers with the entire Internet to run.


Netflix and Hulu do not use Microsoft servers. Nor do a good portion of the apps/services available on the XBox One.
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2 years ago#7
NewMoonShadow posted...
-on a PC you purchased from them, would you be so quick to just say "oh well, it's a service!"

Note Dell isn't actually providing you with internet service, you pay them just to be able to access the internet service you're already paying for on the computer you bought from them.


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2 years ago#8
TravisCombs posted...
Not quite the same thing. Microsoft does provide a service. In your scenario, you're claiming Dell doesn't provide a service.


Netflix, Hulu, Skype, those are totally Microsoft's service.

Fun fact; Literally the entire competition offers use of those services for free. Even the Vita.
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2 years ago#9
Wait...why would you have a Dell?
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2 years ago#10
NewMoonShadow posted...
boysrus72 posted...
They would never do this.

Microsoft has servers that need to be run, and it costs them money to run them. Dell doesn't have servers with the entire Internet to run.


Netflix and Hulu do not use Microsoft servers. Nor do a good portion of the apps/services available on the XBox One.


You're right. I guess I didn't realize they charged you for that. It is complete an utter BS. However, I do think they have the right to charge for multiplayer.
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