Well I can't see that happening at all,
by MrKassner - 1/30/10 4:21 PM
In Reply to: I just read ... by Kees Bakker
and if it did then cell phone companies can say goodbye to a lot of their customers.
Phones need the internet for system updates, GPS, email/calendar/contact syncing, TV (think about all the people that watch the news or sports), radio, picture mail, games/ringtones and other downloadable content, weather, and that's only a few of the things on NON-smart phones. Plus don't forget everyone that uses MySpace, Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, and so on.
People aren't going to pay per KiB on their phones for the same reason they don't pay per KiB with their computers internet; they use too much of the internet.
Also a 32KiBps stream would sound fine on most phones, 64KiBps for higher-end where signal permits. Either way 45MiB an hour is NOT a lot and they made 4G to make internet and voice completely separate from each other to prevent overloading of the networks.
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