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Report: U.S. consumers paying as much as ten times too much for LTE

0. phoneArena posted on 16 Oct 2012, 01:36

A report by the GSMA says that U.S. consumers are paying as much as ten times too much for LTE service; the report said that Verizon customers are charged $7.50 per GB for service which in Sweden is priced at only 63 cents per GB...

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posted on 17 Oct 2012, 02:47

33. freefour1968 (Posts: 9; Member since: 16 Oct 2012)

It's not that I am ignoring your point about the bandwidth per tower or customer, it's that the laws of economics apply to it as well. with it being a service or product it doesn't matter it is the same. The companies have more than enoigh bandwidth to spread out and the lies they have said in the past about running out are bunck. Yes each cell tower has a limited supply of calls it can handle at a time but thats when you pit up more towers or relays to compinsate for it, the big two wont because it will cut into their generous proffits instead of makeing happy customers and building a better system for everyone they dont . Dont believe everything the CEO's tell the public. Data uses no more bandwidth than makeing a call . Look it up. We both have strong points but your point is supporting then to overcharge you on your bill were as mine is the simple laws of economics that is they would obey they would have better service for all and cheaper prices and still make proffits that are reasonable instead of record high every year.

posted on 17 Oct 2012, 14:40

34. sleepyjohnny (Posts: 151; Member since: 16 Dec 2009)

I'm not arguing them the right to overcharge, because I'm simply stating they have to charge more for their service. Even if voice and data use the same bandwith, data is most likely in constant use. Syncing required there to be constant data flow.

I also find it hard to believe that a voice call over 3G will utilize the same bandwith as data downloaded over 4G. My 4G connection delivers songs to my phone faster than my own home WiFi network. And if this were so, it would be easy to have a factime call over a 2G network. But it's not.

posted on 16 Oct 2012, 09:16

19. casperspirits (Posts: 15; Member since: 20 Sep 2012)

who ever tell me that "America is the land of opportunity", i will spit right in your face

posted on 16 Oct 2012, 09:20 2

21. superguy (Posts: 299; Member since: 15 Jul 2011)

Compared to a lot of other places in the world, it is. Try going to places like North Korea or some of the African countries and tell me how much opporunity there is there.

posted on 16 Oct 2012, 19:16

30. sleepyjohnny (Posts: 151; Member since: 16 Dec 2009)

Please inform me how having data prices higher in one country would make you say that.
Some questions to consider:
1. Is a cell phone truly necessary
3. If you answer no to either of them, how could you form such an ignorant sentence?

Your english is broken, and your attitude and level of respect is seriously lacking. There are many other options than getting an AT&T or Verizon service plan with 4G data in the United States. Many people have come here and have found it to be much more stable and safe than their home countries. By no means is America the supreme best country in the world, and this is no site to be debating that.

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