When Your Service Slows to 128 Kbps, and You’re Paying 5–20 Times More for Wireless than Overseas — Scream for Investigations.

The Prices Reveals a Cartel: $8-$20 a GB vs $.08-$.09 Cents per GB

“In September 2021, the minimum monthly price for 100 gigabytes was 7.99 EUR in Italy and 8.90 EUR in France.”

  • AT&T’s prepaid services are reduced to a maximum of 128 Kbps — slower than the original 1998 FCC snails’ pace standard.
  • Cricket’s speed also goes to a snail’s pace and that’s because Cricket is owned by AT&T as of 2014.
  • Visible is owned by Verizon and runs on Verizon’s 4G LTE Network.
  • Visible’s speeds may or may not be 5G, if it is available; it is just a made-up service with the invisible part being — it’s just another Verizon front.
  • Tracfone was bought by Verizon, and it is charging $20 per Gb. The garbage in the fine print (which was found on a different page) says it requires a very expensive 5G phone but — the service may not be available and there’s no guarantee of any speed.

“5G nationwide access requires a 5G-capable device. Actual availability, coverage and speed may vary.”



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bruce kushnick

bruce kushnick

New Networks Institute,Executive Director, & Founding Member, IRREGULATORS; Telecom analyst for 38 years, and I have been playing the piano for 63 years.