posted on Jul, 2 2019 @ 01:40 PM
a reply to: eManym
The opposite will happen. While prices probably won't go down, the amount of data and the speed you get it at will increase by a huge margin. Look at
2g>3g>4g. prices are pretty much the same, you just get a whole lot more service. I get 12GB of data, unlimited text and calls, for less than
$25/month. My speeds on my phone are around 80-120mbps.
My home internet is the same story. 6 years ago, when I moved in I paid $50/mo for 30mbps and unlimited total data. Today I pay $50/mo for 75mbps and
unlimited total data.
I think a company would be smart to stick with 4g and profit from the infrastructure already there. The speeds are good enough for 99% of people for
the foreseeable future. I mean, there's not much out there that I can't get good access to with 80mbps. I upgraded my home internet to 150mbps for a
couple of months, saw no real change (yes, files downloaded faster, but I'm not downloading massive files often enough to justify the extra cost for a
few extra minutes) so switched back down to the 75 plan.
edit on 2-7-2019 by Dfairlite because: (no reason given)