Carriers are blaming consumers' unabashed excessive data consumption as to why their capping data plans, citing that data is, after all, a finite resource, but are they the real culprits here? Here's a more in-depth look at how carriers earn from these data plans, and unearths the real reason why carriers are charging data the way they are. Spoiler alert: it's not because of what they call "smartphone data hogs."

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