Too Much Information (Gwen Moritz Editor's Note)

by Gwen Moritz  on Monday, Feb. 11, 2013 12:00 am  

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While long on prurient detail, the Democrat-Gazette’s story was short on helpful context. AT&T was charging $199 for a 200-megabyte data usage plan. Wow. Maybe that made some kind of sense for travel abroad during Meadors’ time at UCA (2009-11), but that much data service back home currently has a sticker price of $15. AT&T now charges $60 for 300 MB of overseas data use and $120 for 800 MB.

And Meadors used “four or five” of those 200 MB data plans in one week, so maybe as much as 1 gigabyte. Is that a lot? AT&T thinks it’s very possible that you might routinely want to use 5 GB per month on your tiny little cellphone and will be happy to sell it to you for $50.

Gwen Moritz is editor of Arkansas Business. Email her at GMoritz@ABPG.com.

 

 

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