SEARCH BLOG: INTERNET
If you went to a grocery store for food and you bought bananas, would you expect to pay multiple times for your bananas if you ate them at home, at the office, and on a park bench? Stupid question.
So why do you pay multiple times for internet access from the same company? If I access the internet from my home, then I have the $30 or so per month for that. If I access the internet from my cell phone, that's probably another $30 or so per month. And, of course, if I want to access the internet from my laptop while I'm out of the house, well that's another $30 or so per month. I don't recall ever using three modes of accessing the internet at the same time. Usually, it is one mode at a time. I'm not using 3 times the broadband, but the bills say I am.
I happen to be an AT&T customer and that's the reality of "eating my bananas" in different places. Oh, and my wife's cell phone is another $30 or so per month. Same bunch of bananas. What if I wanted to "tether" my cell phone to my laptop to access the internet? Another $30 or so per month for that privilege.
No matter how many ways I slice that bunch of bananas, each slice costs another $30 or so per month.
I bet grocery stores would love to figure out how to do that. That 1 pound of bananas is really 3 pounds of bananas because you are eating them in three different places.