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Re: Verizon Business - LTE?
From: Leo Bicknell <bicknell () ufp org>
Date: Tue, 16 Aug 2011 07:37:54 -0700
In a message written on Tue, Aug 16, 2011 at 10:29:13AM -0400, Christopher Morrow wrote:
PCMag did the math, you can use up the 5GB alotment in 32 minutes
with LTE. Seems like as the speeds get faster the cap should get
larger, doesn't it?
airtime is still the same price for the carrier...
Ah, but you're making my argument! I agree airtime * spectrum is
the limited quanity for the provider, and so should influence the
cap and pricing.
As far as I can tell, LTE can drive 8-10x the data in the same
spectrum over the same time period, as compared to HSDPA. If you're
really buying "spectrum-minutes" then you should be getting more
data with LTE for the same price.
Of course, I can't think of another industry where the service
provider complains when you use too much. They just bill you more
for using more, they don't cut off their own customer who uses the
service a lot!
Leo Bicknell - bicknell () ufp org - CCIE 3440
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