Originally Posted by scissor
just have email pushed to my phone eats 10-15MBs daily for me, which puts me right up against that 200MB ceiling at the end of a month. that leaves me with what, five to ten minutes of web browsing afterwards?
the 200MB plan is a joke.
I see you don't get it.
The fact of the matter is that there are different levels of consumerism. The cellular carriers have different offerings for different people. So your usage habits don't fit into the smallest plan. Fine, that's why they have different plans for you.
Let's use an analogy.
You and a friend are going to dinner at the Cellular Smorgasbord. You're hungry, so you get the $50 all-you-can-eat buffet. Your friend doesn't have a big appetite and instead orders a bowl of soup, $5.
Now you're a better consumer, at least in the eyes of Cellular Smorgasbord, but you're not better or superior to your friend. You just have a larger appetite, at least when you're dining out at the Cellular Smorgasbord. But guess what? Your friend works in a restaurant, and happened to get a free staff lunch plus some leftovers at the end of the shift.
I spend $12 a month on cellular services because that's all I want to consume. Like your friend, I am happy with a bowl of soup. Maybe some months, I want a little extra, so I'll order a side for $3. But I'm not paying for the buffet, there's no way I want to consume that much.
But for sure, if I am not going to use $55 worth of cellular service or food, I'm not going to pay that much.