But if you are considered "poor"
I pay about $125/month for 30 Gigabytes and it is a struggle for us to stay within that...mostly because we have a teenager living at home. Overage fees are $10 a gig. If I were to use 299 gigabytes in one month it would cost me $2815.
AT&T is advertising trying to sign-up people receiving Supplemental Nutritional benefits (aka, food stamps). By paying $10 a month (8% of what I pay) they will get 250 Gigs of data (eight times as much data as I get). If they go over their allowance they get hit with an additional $10 for every fifty gigs. If the ATT/SNAP customer were to use 299 gigabytes in one month they would pay....$20.
How much is 250 Gigabytes?
250 Gigabytes is approximately 165 standard length (90 minute) movies. 250 Gigabytes a month is 39 movies a week or over five per day.
Clearly, the intent is to keep "poor" people on SNAP, in their homes, supine and passive. This program certainly does not encourage them to seek more profitable employment.
Slavery by any other name...