Americans Pay More for Wireless Data Than Consumers in Most Other Developed Countries – This Week in Tech – 12/16/2018

Americans Pay More for Wireless Data Than Consumers in Most Other Developed Countries

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. — Have you ever felt a jolt of panic when eyeing your cellphone bill? If you live in the United States, you’re not alone, according to a recent report by Finnish research firm Rewheel, which found Americans pay more for wireless data than consumers in most other developed countries…


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