And now the truth about new “cool” tablet technology.  You just got your new iPad 3 and spent the first two evenings streaming movies and downloading lots of fun games and new stuff.  CHECK YOUR DATA USAGE WITH YOUR CARRIER.  If your usage is anything like many of those with “capped” data plans, you just blew through your whole $50 monthly data plan and are now on overtime.  That’s $25 per movie.  I don’t know about you, but if I’m going to pay first-run ticket prices for a movie, I’ll go to the theater when it comes out.  Back to data plans.  The carriers foresaw the escalating increases in download demand that streaming video would bring.  They wisely grandfathered in former data contract customers – so they don’t bolt to the competition –  but then created “capped” services so that they could afford to add capacity and also improve profits for those of you who haven’t figured out that your viewing was going to get much more expensive overnight.  Sorry Charlie!

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