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Why are mobile broadband plans so expensive?

Asked by bomyne (476 points ) June 3rd, 2014

Until recently, i was on an ADSL plan that gave me a terabyte of bandwidth for $109 a month… but i had to move to an area outside of the ADSL coverage area so my only option is mobile broadband, at which i get a measly 25GB (shaped, no overage) for $165 a month ($170 if paying by credit/debit card). I’ve done some shopping around, and this is the best plan being offered. Is this simply a case of the telcos being greedy or is there a reason why bandwidth on mobile is so expensive?

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