Saturday, October 8, 2011

New iPhone Carriers Aim To Control, Or Profit From, Mobile Data Consumption

BY Kit EatonFri Oct 7, 2011, FastCompany.
Since the iPhone first arrived on the scene, it has been used to access mobile data like no other device before it. Owners of iPhones browse the web, download apps, upload photos to social networks, and generally download more and more data on the fly than others. The device's popularity--and users' associated habits--have stressed phone networks to the point that over the previous year or so, iPhone carriers (particularly in the U.S.) have slapped data limits on the plans they offer, even what they call "unlimited" plans, in an attempt to preserve their network's stability....... Read more.