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reply to BF69
Re: better be by a lot. They probably do, but I bet if you ask them what did it most of them couldn't tell you.
They probably won't consider the usage that accompanies OS and other software patches, firmware updates, map updates (as in GPS) and other things such as on-line gaming, browsing, IM, video IM, applications calling home, virus scanner updates, etc.
They were simply told by the advertisers, "with 40GB/month, you could download a whole sh~tload of pictures*, days-worth of streaming music**, and hours of streaming video***"
* Assuming typical photo resolution of 320x240
** Assuming typical streaming audio quality of 64Kbps
*** Assuming over-compressed MPEG-4 format with 320x640 resolution.
Then they get the overage bill and wonder what the heck happened. Of course, by then they're locked in to a contract with ETFs and are basically screwed.
Tradition: Just because you've always done it that way doesn't mean it's not incredibly stupid. --despair.com