I had a question about why phone companies are doing away with unlimited data (whether there is actually a physical limit on how much data they send over their network), but I can't figure out where on Stack Exchange I would ask it.

Is there even a site for it right now? If so, which one? If not, what should I call the area51 proposal that I would start?

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At the bottom of the browser window you can see all of the different Stack Exchange sites (you probably already knew that) The closest thing that I can see would be electronics, but that probably wouldnt work.

Personally, I work in telecom and know that the operators have started losing money with the "all you can eat" data plans, since users (you and I included :) ) have started getting carried away with it. Also, there is something called tethering, whereby you can connect a PC to your mobile phone and use its for data transfer, which can be a much higher data rate than expected from mobiles. I think also lately that many operators have started trying to detect that and prohibit it.

I know my answer got a bit off-topic, but I dont think there is anything else available on Stack Exchange to answer your question. Maybe you could call a new Area 51 site Telephony

  • There already was one but interestingly enough, it was closed as a duplicate of Server Fault. Maybe I can ask it there....
    – Ephraim
    May 17, 2012 at 16:34
  • just found this, I guess I'll try asking it on Server Fault
    – Ephraim
    May 17, 2012 at 16:38
  • @Ephraim, Did you see the first answer? He mentions the following, which may discard you or your question :( (it must be a business-related system, they must be the person in charge of such system, etc)
    – Brady
    May 17, 2012 at 16:41

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