As most (if not all) of you are aware, Verizon has been slowly altering their data plans over the past couple of years. They have been eliminating old ones and are introducing new ones that rarely benefit the customer, but instead benefit Verizon's profit margins. Apparently, that difference may be more pronounced than we thought. According to a minor analysis of Verizon's most recent earnings call, Verizon's costs associated with delivering data continue to go down, even as they are increasing costs to most of their customers. Here's a quote with some of the details, Now, of course we don't fault a company for trying to earn a profit. After-all it would be silly to operate a business that does not generate profit. That would be a charity. Also, between heavy pension costs and Hurricane Sandy repairs, Verizon actually took a loss last year. Still, sometimes it's hard not to think that Big Red is taking advantage a little bit, especially because they claim that their data plans are designed to minimize network clogging. That has always seemed like a lame excuse, and is even more so, realizing that their 4G network is 5 times more efficient than their 3G network. There comes a point when "min-maxing" just seems shady. Also, perhaps it would be an easier pill to swallow if VZW didn't shovel "horse-crap" excuses along with their policies. Share your perspective.