You are missing one thing: 3G is old tech in the US.
Comparing 3G data plans to 4G data plans is apples to oranges, they have nothing in common, except for the unfortunate fact that in the US, customers arent bothered with choosing one or the other, so they get a "Data plan" that includes both. Before long, we are going to see 3G "limited" devices sold under more aggressive pricing, but until then it's 4G or bust.
Of course "4G" in the US is nothing more than a marketing term. The "4G" from one carrier is not the same as from another, and none of them provide the performance that the 4G standard actually specifies. The comparison is more like apples to oranges to monkeys to motorcycles. The pricing still really comes down to whether you can profitably recover your infrastructure investment in a country the size of the US as compared to a country little bigger than the state of New Mexico.
For very small values of "Steampunk".
Ok, that really did make me laugh.
Again, as you have failed to comprehend: It is, if the program interpreting it says it is.
Cool, proof via bold type. You sir, are an idiot!
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