Originally Posted by solipsism
Peace of mind is a powerful selling point. Were talking about $10 per GB for overage fees or an extra $5 per month. I seem to recall a huge number of internet-savvy, technology-hip AT&T iPhone users crying about the end of the unlimited plan even though most used well under 2GB and they were able to continue their unlimited plan.
With these devices becoming more useful, internet speeds becoming faster, and more and more to do on the internet its possible 2GB+ for normal usage wont be too far away. I wonder what the data usage averages are per year since the iPhone first hit. I bet its increased dramatically.
I help a lot of people make their technology decisions. Not a single one has hesitated to switch back to the 2 GB data plan once I showed them that they never once went over even 1 GB, which is how most users behave. Just using web, email, GPS and normal apps, like almost everyone does, it's nearly impossible to use 1 GB, much less two.
As you well know, even from this very thread with the whiner complaining about the lack of PayGo plans, one cannot gauge true widespread sentiment from message board traffic. The populations are not comparable.