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Scott Howard scott at doc.net.au
Sat Sep 14 16:11:15 AEST 2013

On Sat, Sep 14, 2013 at 6:29 AM, Karl Schaffarczyk <
karl.schaffarczyk at gmail.com> wrote:

> A quick look at Verizon USA had plans which included 2,4,6,8,10Gb of data.

Note that these are shared plans. Although it's possible to use all of this
data allocation on a single device, the expectation (especially for the
higher data levels) is that it would be shared across multiple devices.

> The starting point of 2Gb/month tells a whole story by itself.

It does tell a story, but it's probably not the one that you're thinking.
 Over the past few years the US mobile providers have become increasingly
arrogant regarding their plans.  Verizon do indeed have a minimum
smartphone plan of 2Gb plus unlimited calls/SMS - which is all well and
good if you're willing to pay the ~$110/month it'll cost you (including
taxes/etc).  If you'd rather pay less for a smaller plan, you're out of
luck.  (FWIW, the nearest equivalent Vodafone Australia plan costs A$80
incl GST, with 2.5GB data).

AT&T removed their 1GB and 2GB options, instead only offering 300MB (at the
same price as the old 2GB plan) and 3GB and higher. They also removed all
of their SMS plans except their "unlimited" one.  You can read into that
anything regarding usage.


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