In-reply-to » I feel like cellular phone plans these days are a lot like cable TV plans, with the bundling they do. I almost never make voice calls and rarely text. Primarily I use data, and could/would fully switch out of the telephone network if I had a reasonable data-only plan. However, almost no one offers data-only plans, and when they are offered they are way more expensive per gigabyte than ordinary cell phone plans with unlimited voice/text options.

@prologic@twtxt.net from my memory, I think the voice channel limits many audio frequencies to reduce bandwidth, and it should use lossy compression. I know the voice quality has improved with 4G and 5G (and audio technologies they use) but I don’t currently know how friendly that is for data transmission and multiplexing. Interesting topic though

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