I like getting my news, or at least some of it, from Reuters. Partly because they’re good at reporting the news and partly because they’re good to use as a source. As much as I hate HuffPo or Kos, I suspect that liberals hate Fox, CATO or Heritage.
Reuters is safe.
“AT&T jacks up data plan prices as usage booms”
I mean jeepers. Jacks up data plan prices and then followed by usage booms! My gawd, the world is ending. So I read the article. And didn’t understand the outrage:
From January 22, AT&T customers will pay $20 for a 300-megabyte monthly data plan, up from $15 for 200-mb currently.
So, right now, AT&T charges $15 for 200 mb. Or $0.075 per meg. Right? 7.5 cents times 200 equals 15 American. Then, after the 22nd, AT&T is going to charge WAY more than 7.5 cents per meg, they’re gonna charge $0.06 per meg.
Users with higher requirements can also opt for $30 for 3 gigabytes — versus $25 for 2 GB previously
AT&T used to charge $25 for 2 GIG, or $12.5 per GIG. Now, those greedy bastards are charging WAY more, they’re charging $30 for 3! That comes out to $10 per GIG.
Wait, that doesn’t make sense. But there’s more still:
or $50 for 5 GB, up from $45 for 4 GB.
For the larger plans, AT&T used to charge $11.25 per GIG. And now what are those monopolistic capitalists charging?!?
$10 per GIG. For those that attended the CLA, that is an 11% price REDUCTION!
“Jacks” up rates indeed.
We need WAY more journalists. For sure!
For fun, I thought I’d check out the comments section of the Reuters piece. The very first one, I shit thee not:
Normally demand reduces prices. What’s AT&T excuse? Seems to me they are just taking advantage of the popularity of data usage.
Normally. Demand. Reduces. Prices.
You can NOT make this up.