Shows a graph of the cost per gigabyte of mobile data over the last 5 years.
this is a direct link to the graphic in the article, NOT a copy of it.
this decreased cost is a good reason to check out mobile plans if you haven't changed over the last 5 years.
but the article quotes no source of information used to produce the graph. it's accuracy could be put into question.
it also does not compare the price of mobile data with landline data.
considering that most landline data is now on unlimited plans it would be difficult to ascertain the price per gigabyte of landline data, as it would depend on the amount of data that is used.
if you're on a unlimited land line plan that cost $50 a month and use only 1 GB data, it's costing you $50 per GB. but if you're using 1000 GB it's only costing you, 5 cents per GB. thats a lot cheaper than the $2.30 per GB shown on the graph.
of course not many people use 1000 GB a month.
comparing mobile data with land line data, it's like comparing apples with oranges. it's not a fair comparison because:
just like all investment advice is required to have a disclaimer, so the same applies with anything to do with any cost. just because mobile data costs have been decreasing does not mean they will continue to do so in the future. same with landline data costs.
as long as you're close to a tower, there are not too many other people using it and have plenty of your quota left, 4G mobile might be ok. at the moment not many providers, have a unlimited 4G plans compared with landline