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Phone carriers make us pay to use more data, but how much does data actually cost them? Is data actually that expensive?

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Here's why cell carriers freak out when you use your unlimited data
"In a story almost as old as unlimited mobile data plans, there has been a fight over those who provide the plans and those who actually test the boundaries on what unlimited use actually means. This week AT&T said it would only start throttling users on its unlimited plans when they reached about 22 GB per month, as opposed to 5 GB per month, in response to a Federal Communication Commission fine."


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