In the past couple years these two wireless companies have grown exponentially both in there wireless coverage as well as their profits. This has been due to the lack of competitors in available coverage as well as ever changing wireless tiered data plans. AT&T wireless has reported $6.1 Billion dollars in revenue in the first quarter of this year, and in the second quarter of this year Verizon has seen an increase in revenue from data revenues which were $6.9 billion, up $1.1 billion - or 18.5 percent - year over year.
Under my current plan I have unlimited usage to the internet features which costs me $30 a month, now if I ever want to upgrade to a new phone I will lose that unlimited data as well as the $30 plan I was grandfathered into. I would have to purchase their new lowest data plan which is $50 a month for only 1GB of usage, which does not include overage fees. These plans have become too expensive for young adults and current consumers looking to upgrade.
It is time we stood up to these companies who have continued to exploit the consumers with limited options and plans. We don't know if this is the end of their changes but we can only assume it will continue and possibly infringe on texting and calling plans as well.
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