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But consumers do have a choice, at least in the US. T-Mobile offers unlimited data plans, and although they were just fined by the FCC for deprioritizing heavy data users in cases of congestion, that's still a significant improvement over standard data caps. (At least T-Mobile never did what AT&T used to do before they were sued, throttling users who weren't connected to congested towers.) Some web searching shows that Sprint just recently started up a similar offering. Sure, the more favorable terms come at the expense of network quality compared to Verizon or AT&T, but they're not that bad and that's the nature of competition...

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