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Data is cheaper to transmit, so why is Verizon more expensive?

0. phoneArena posted on 23 Jan 2013, 15:39

To be fair, this isn't an issue specifically with Verizon, but Verizon does have the easiest numbers to parse right now. According to some research done by The New York Times' Brian X. Chen, the trouble starts with the feature that we had been hoping for since the tablet boom started a couple years ago: shared data plans. Those plans make it so while data is now cheaper for carriers to transmit, carriers like Verizon are also able to charge more for that data...

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posted on 25 Jan 2013, 11:35 1

55. rallyguy (Posts: 620; Member since: 13 Mar 2012)

I know a person that just upgraded their Iphone 4S to a GS3 and had to pay about $500.

posted on 25 Jan 2013, 16:37

58. Larry_ThaGr81 (Posts: 449; Member since: 26 May 2011)

Why so much? A contract price would cost much less than that and a off contract price would cost a lot more than that.

posted on 25 Jan 2013, 16:29

56. Larry_ThaGr81 (Posts: 449; Member since: 26 May 2011)

It's these type of tactics by carriers that make me not care that root users tether for free.

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