Wired reports that American iPad owners are paying through the nose for their iPad data services, at least according to a company called Tableau Software, that has come up with a chart comparing how much different countries pay around the world in terms of dollars per GB of data on the iPad. It turns out that Hong Kong and Singapore have the cheapest data rates, with plans that come to under one-twentieth the cost per GB paid by US consumers.
"You can get a GB of data for 51 cents in Singapore," said Ross Perez, a data analyst at Tableau Software. "What's so special about the US that we pay so much more?" he asks, noting the comparison with the 2GB of data you get for a whopping $25 per month in the US.
However, as Wired points out, at least America isn't the most expensive country on the list, with that dubious honour going to France, Belgium and Luxembourg.