[color="#330099"]I see two “catches” from the two Virgin deals, $40 for unlimited data (when all other carriers define “unlimited” to mean 5 Gigabytes in a month) and the article says Virgin doesn’t limit it at all. Compared with the second deal of $10 for just 100 megabytes for a ten day period. Either gives us a price per 100 megabytes. The two catches come in when you compare cost per 100 megabytes between the two plans.
Catch 1) Do they expect most monthly users (about a 30 day period) to only use 300 megabytes (or less) but still pay $40 dollars or [B]four[/B] times the cost for only [B]3[/B] times as many days?
Catch 2) If an average users transmit 5 gigabytes a data a month for $40, then selling it in [B]50[/B] smaller pieces for $10 each would get Virgin $460 dollars more than selling it at $40 dollars to one user. 100 Megabytes is equal to 0.1 Gigabytes or you could say 5 Gigabytes is equal to 5,000 Megabytes.
But how much more is it costing from other carries? :doh:
And the great unknown is how many Megabytes do you typically use browsing your favorite web sites or even just “essential” sites?[/COLOR]