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Re: LTE & VoLTE will guarantee data > voice
said by DataRiker:More frequent updates and more and more towers to maintain on the maintenance side. And on the capital investment size, more towers being built to shrink coverage areas in order to handle more users and more data. said by FFH:
And as maintenance costs & capital costs continue to increase and data usage increases, costs and prices will rise as well.
Why would maintenance costs increase? The equipment from what I understand has been getting much more reliable with an emphasis on less hands on needed.
I will be perfectly happy if the budget cuts specified in the Budget Control Act go into effect. 3 cheers for the sequester. Take the money from the drunken federal spenders.
Per customer the big two are giving LTE users less data, not more. Both have dropped their unlimited plans altogether.
Furthermore, more customers equals more corresponding revenue to build more towers.