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Wireless data has actually got more expensive.

A little older now, but:

- https://brooksreview.net/2010/06/att-caps-phone-data-usage-w....

- http://www.cbsnews.com/news/new-att-wireless-plan-caps-phone....

2GB for $25/mo with AT&T, $10/GB overage.


- https://www.att.com/shop/wireless/data-plans.html

$30/mo for 2GB, with $15/GB overage.

Data prices do seem to have gotten better:


where they reduced the plan from $80 to $65 for voice+2GB data.

Indeed, last year to go from 2GB to 5GB cost $20, and now costs $25.

- http://www.att.com/att/planner/

From the CBS article, "With that plan and voice service, a smart phone could cost as little as $55 per month before taxes and add-on fees, down from $70 per month."

According to AT&T's planner, that means in SIX YEARS, costs haven't changed at all, overall.

5G is vastly different than previous generation cellular service. It's hard to tell what will happen to prices once it's fully deployed.

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