I remember when I used to be excited about LTE. It was going to be a super-fast wireless technology that would deliver broadband speeds over the air and make the Internet faster for millions of people who are stuck on low-end connections. How naive I was! In all my enthusiasm for LTE I’d forgotten that America’s largest two wireless carriers would inevitably find a way to make their LTE services borderline useless. Ever since I upgraded to one of Verizon’s delightful capped mobile data plans, I’ve gone out of my way to use Wi-Fi connectivity on my HTC One as much as possible. This in itself isn’t a tragedy except that it makes little sense for me to keep paying $20 extra per month for 2GB of LTE data that I’m trying like crazy not to use. Because of this I’ve made the decision to actually downgrade my monthly data plan to just 500MB.