How much does data usage actually cost the carrier?

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  1. combat_chuck

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    Hey, sorry if this is in the wrong spot, but this seemed like the most general forum. I am trying to find out how much our data usage actually costs a company like Verizon, like maybe when I use 1GB it cost them 50 cents, idk. I tried searching for it on google but every page it finds is for signing up for a service. So if anyone has the info that would be great or just give me a link and I'll read it myself. Thanks!
     
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    no idea to be honest

    I do know they make quite a pretty penny when it comes to text messaging though.
     
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    It's really difficult to assess. You're assuming that a carrier's costs are static when they're not. Consider that the carriers are busy building out their 4G networks, among other things.
     
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    probably like 12 or 39, just my guess :icon_eek:
     
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    short answer, near nothing. it's equipment and greed we're paining for, mostly greed.

    long answer. they have to pay money for new equipment capable of the faster speeds and to maintain that equipment (I'm counting wiring as equipment, before anyone asks).
    next is greed. they have to pay various taxes and regulatory fees AND their upper executives big money. if it weren't for all that, we wouldn't be paying nearly as much as we do.
     
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    Why would you own a business and invest money in it if you could not make a profit?

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    nothings wrong with profit itself, but when you're making multiple-millions a year screwing your customers, there's a problem.
     
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    We can complain about it all we want but as long as we keep paying what they want us to, who really is the one to blame?
     
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    Supply and demand, I love it!!!

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    more specifically...

    priced according to what the market will bear

    fundamental concepts of free market
     
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    "priced according to what the market will bear "

    As long as the government continues to turn a blind eye we will continue to be victims of price gouging. Thee is a limit as to how much profit can be made from a service'

    "Price gouging is a pejorative term referring to a situation in which a seller prices goods or commodities much higher than is considered reasonable or fair. "
     
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    -If you don't like a company's business model; do not support that company.

    -If your luxury item is causing you difficulties in paying your bills; rethink the wisdom is keeping said luxury item.

    -If you can't bring yourself to get rid of luxury item or find a cheaper alternative; seek professional help for lack of will power, need for status item and/or addiction.
     
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