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Scientists figure out how mobile carriers are overcharging you on data usage

New study from UCLA suggests that carriers overcharge for monthly wireless data. MIT’s Technology Review says that the study looked at mobile data calculations from two major wireless carriers and found that while carriers usually got things right, they “tended to overcount” when they did err in their estimates. And this doesn’t just affect people who spend their entire days streaming video either, as the researchers found that “even typical use of a phone could lead the data to be overcounted by 5 to 7 percent.”



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