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(PCWorld)   Telecoms to go back to lying about the need for data caps on June 30th   (pcworld.com) divider line
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2020-06-29 4:01:46 AM  
So, out of curiosity, what does that extra couple gigs of data *cost*?
 
2020-06-29 4:42:26 AM  

puffy999: So, out of curiosity, what does that extra couple gigs of data *cost*?


With my phone service, Spectrum, I have 2 choices. $14 per GB, unlimited talk and text, of course. Or $45 a month for unlimited everything.

To get those rates you have to be a Spectrum internet customer which isn't a big deal as they're the only game at my current residence. That's unlimited, too. And I suck down terabytes a month.
 
2020-06-29 4:50:18 AM  

Mr. Fuzzypaws: puffy999: So, out of curiosity, what does that extra couple gigs of data *cost*?

With my phone service, Spectrum, I have 2 choices. $14 per GB, unlimited talk and text, of course. Or $45 a month for unlimited everything.

To get those rates you have to be a Spectrum internet customer which isn't a big deal as they're the only game at my current residence. That's unlimited, too. And I suck down terabytes a month.


Oh, no, I meant for the companies that transmit data, not the consumers.

/also in Spectrum land
//a local company offers fiber... Across the bloody highway, God damnit
 
2020-06-29 5:13:46 AM  

puffy999: Mr. Fuzzypaws: puffy999: So, out of curiosity, what does that extra couple gigs of data *cost*?

With my phone service, Spectrum, I have 2 choices. $14 per GB, unlimited talk and text, of course. Or $45 a month for unlimited everything.

To get those rates you have to be a Spectrum internet customer which isn't a big deal as they're the only game at my current residence. That's unlimited, too. And I suck down terabytes a month.

Oh, no, I meant for the companies that transmit data, not the consumers.

/also in Spectrum land
//a local company offers fiber... Across the bloody highway, God damnit


I'm a Teleco and it definitely costs 15 dollars per gigabyte, yep, not sure why people don't believe us, we've never been anything other than honest and forthright.
 
2020-06-29 5:26:48 AM  
Canada has to be the worse or damn near the worse country on earth for cell phone usage prices.
They keep spouting the same shiat of "Canada is a HUUUUUUGE country with a small population so it is super expensive to make a kick ass network.
However they also forget to mention they don't need to service 70% of the country since nobody except moose and bears live there and 90% of the population is along the US boarder which is extremely cheaper and easier to cover.
 
2020-06-29 5:59:06 AM  
I'm not aware that it is even possible to have a limited wired plan in Denmark. Some companies charge more for higher speeds though.

Most, like mine, just have one fixed price. Once you're 100mbit-1Gb, who cares after all. You'll download what you want anyway.

Unlimited everything cell phone is 15 USD, they lower the speed if you cross 1TB though, they call it Fair Use.
 
2020-06-29 8:47:01 AM  
Meh. I'm more worried about a animal biting my fiber line.
 
2020-06-29 8:48:26 AM  
Funny, the pandemic and the need to self-isolate hasn't gone away.
 
2020-06-29 9:18:55 AM  
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2020-06-29 9:29:36 AM  

drjekel_mrhyde: Meh. I'm more worried about a animal biting my fiber line.


Glad to hear it is "meh" to you. For a lot of other folks it isn't.
 
2020-06-29 12:14:41 PM  
Comcast doesn't even scale the cap based on the bandwidth tier you buy. I've been tempted to upgrade speed, but then reconsider when I do the math on how many hours it would take to hit the massive fees for going over 1 TB. Or maybe it's regional - I think the caps themselves have been and may still be set depending on their local competition.
 
2020-06-29 1:00:50 PM  

NuclearPenguins: drjekel_mrhyde: Meh. I'm more worried about a animal biting my fiber line.

Glad to hear it is "meh" to you. For a lot of other folks it isn't.


Why should my tax dollars go to those PEOPLE's bad life choices?
/Sitting on the West side of Chicago
 
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