It’s all as meaningless as the wireless puffery about who's "most reliable." The only reason T-Mobile's plan makes sense is because it exists in this world of hollow language and artificial constraints.T-Mobile CEO John Legere today claimed that the mobile industry has collected billion from customers who "overbought" data they didn’t need to use.Verizon is so desperate to impart the logic of limitation that it now offers data plans in "small, medium, large, extra large, and extra-extra large" sizes.
"The other guys can’t keep up." In this case, we really hope the other guys don’t keep up.It sounds like a sweet deal, and many customers will benefit! When John Herrman writes that the next internet is TV — and you should believe him — this is part of how we get there.You know that viral picture that shows ISP internet bundles being sold as cable packages?Comcast, likely terrified of losing margins in the TV business, is experimenting with ways to arbitrarily tax its broadband customers by offering them "unlimited" data plans.These caps have nothing to do with network congestion and everything to do with collecting as much rent as possible from tenants who often have no choice.