i just don't really get it. 2gb is a lot of smartphone data. On average I'm 500mb a month. That's e-mails, personal and work, texting(SMS and MMS). My phone has an 8 megapixel camera. Each photo comes out to around 3.5mb. I can send 25 pictures a day if I needed to which will never happen. I don't need to watch Netflix on a 4.3" screen. I don't need to stream music since my music is local on my SD or I just bring my ipod.
A few apps are larger but even so at the slower cell speeds(HSPA) i'll never even attempt to download a 100meg file.
Before I came here I was paying $30 a month just for data, 5gb a month. Still never used near anywhere my monthly max so I was paying for something I never utilized.
I can now pick virtually any phone I want, change them whenever the urge hits me and have nationwide talk,text and data services for <$45 a month with taxes by buying 6 months out.
The plan is unlimited, however if they deem you to be an excessive user they'll cut you off. Similar to a person at the bar who's had too much to drink or the person at the buffet only taking the crab legs. Is it unfair? I don't think so, they offer up a good plan at a fair price and people try to abuse it.
Sure some people may need a lot of data for business purposes, but the TOS says cannot be used for business purposes.
Why isn't everyone complaining about free refills at McD's or Burger King? You serve yourself now at many of them. Why not just keep the cup and keep going back? It's pretty much the same principal.
If you really need that much data go to Sprint at $100 a month or T-mobile direct then let them throttle your speeds after certain amounts.
If ST ever comes out and says 2gb a month, 1000 minutes and 1000 texts for $45 a month I'll stay with them, still one of the best values out there.