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Old September 22nd, 2012, 05:50 AM   #14 (permalink)
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Originally Posted by euph_22 View Post
That would make sense if a user that uses 5gb's cost Verizon more than a user that uses 2gb. But it doesn't.

In short it costs Verizon to build out the infrastructure to access the service, not for you to actually use it. If you are using way more data than typical during peak times they can limit the bandwidth available to other users. But as we all know, Verizon's response to that isn't "let's build up the network more" it's "meh".

Even if heavy data users did cost Verizon more money, they could simply throttle heavy data users at peak times or enough the terms of service for the heaviest data users.
I agree that each incremental GB doesn't ACTUALLY cost VZW that much. But regardless they will almost certainly assign a cost, which includes the build out of the infrastructure, into each GB of data. When the unlimited users data costs go over the $30 per month they pay, according to the value VZW assigns (not what it actually costs), they will probably kill it off.
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