Wireless data caps are a massive crock, and carriers know it

“After Sprint offered ‘double the high-speed data’ on its network, 20GB per month for family plans, AT&T responded by doubling data, too, through shared plans of 30GB to 100GB a month,” [Jon Brodkin,Ars Technica] writes. “Verizon doubled its own customers’ data, while Sprint offered yet another doubling to stay ahead of AT&T and Verizon. Suddenly, network constraints had apparently disappeared. Where did all this extra capacity come from? The carriers’ networks didn’t double in size overnight. The capacity was always there — carriers just weren’t allowing customers to use it until one decided to boost data and the others followed. – Brad Reed,BGR
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