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When I tell friends in Europe or Turkey their jaws would drop
when they hear of the costs of wireless plans. When I was in the
UK, I was paying like 10 gbp, about 13 dollars for a plan with 3gb
of data or so, unlimited minutes, and SMS. When they increased
prices and data alotments, I drop to the 7.5 gbp plan with less
data. I think that price was extremely good for the service. I
could have payed 20 instead of 10, and gotten unlimited data up to
30 gb without throttling, or another 10-20 to remove all the
throttling. In turkey, I paid like 23 tl a month, less than 3
dollars now, for 750 minutes, 1000 sms, and like 3 gb of data.
On 10/10/2020 2:25 PM, Brian Vogel
What service providers do, or I should say can get
away with, varies widely by venue. The fact that T-Mobile offers
what it does offer here in the USA without requiring a contract
(you can terminate at will) was (and largely remains)
When I've mentioned to friends in Australia the
service I have here, and the price I have it at, their jaws drop
in the opposite direction. They're shocked at how good I have it.
I get throttled to a maximum of 600Kbps and that's
still way more than sufficient for web surfing, at least to me.
Perhaps that's faster than 2G, but I know it's not as fast as 3G,
as I used to have a Virgin Mobile MiFi hotspot (dedicated device)
and it was slightly faster under 3G than my throttled speed is.
I really cannot complain. The cost savings I've
achieved by dumping my landline telephone and DSL service, and
getting two lines in the process with what is generally way more
than enough hotspot data, free Netflix, and the ability to cancel
service at will is way, way, way more than worth it.
Brian - Windows 10
Pro, 64-Bit, Version 2004, Build 19041
remember that computers are just glorified light bulbs -
they rarely fail in continuous use and usually go pop when
turned off and on.
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