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Consumer Beware: 'Unlimited' 3G Service Has Strict Limits
If you're tempted by what some cellular operators are calling "unlimited" 3G cellular data service, read the fine print.
Three U.S. cellular operators that currently offer fixed-price 3G service -- Verizon Wireless, Cingular and Sprint -- typically use terms like "unlimited" in their marketing material to describe the nature of your access. However, a close look at the fine print makes it clear that the cellular operators are putting significant limits on their so-called unlimited service.
However, the cellular operators seem to have taken those limits to new levels despite their use of marketing terms such as "unlimited." And they seem to be enforcing those limits from time to time by cutting off service. Perhaps the particular users who were cut off abused their service beyond reasonable levels. The point is, before you jump into 3G, read the fine print. You might be surprised at what you find.
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