WSJ: iPad 4G LTE is a ‘Speed Trap’
And that’s all fine and good… except for how quickly users are nowof blowing past their data caps. According to the Wall Street Journal today, the new iPad is nothing short of a veritable “speed trap.” Just look at the example of Brandon Wells, a young man who acquired his new iPad last Friday and by Saturday night, streaming March Madness games “had burned through his monthly wireless data allotment of two gigabytes.”
“It’s kind of a Catch-22,” Wells admits to the venerable financial publication. “It streams really fast video, but by streaming really fast video you tend to watch more video, and that’s not always best.”
Of course, it didn’t take the WSJ to tell us that which we have already come to realize. The new iPad is going to be very costly to thehogs of the tablet world. And as a result, pressure could mount on wireless carriers to do something about it, specifically by revising their pricing models.
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