Tru lowers data pricing in the USA to around $.17/MB -
You have to love how Tru will lower their pricing and will not bother about updating their site for a while. I've been tracking their prices for data in the USA for a while and they were set to a pretty hefty $.50/MB. However today I saw this tweet from truphone that made me wonder (dated jan 5th):
@stephenfry Great to hear you're getting around mad roaming charges with Maxroam. Our data 10p/MB in AU/US or £5.50 in Kenya (Maxroam £7.60)
So I went and used some data on my US home based Tru SIM and sure enough it's not $.50/MB anymore. After some usage my online account showed:
1415xxxxxx INTERNET 21/01/2011 01:51:38 4.39 MBytes 0.75 DATA
That turns out to be around $.17/MB. Suckily enough, Tru will charge you 100KB minimum PER CONNECTION, so if your phone establishes and disconnects a data often youll pay more. No idea why Tru chose this sort of pricing mechanism but they sure need to change it, period. Charging per data connection is way too 1999.
And $.17/MB is actually a lot nicer than half a buck, but still $170/GB!