Why math is important.

While I was sleeping we seemed to forget how to do math. This guy was quoted a rate of 0.002 cents per KB to use his Verizon Wireless Data Card while roaming in Canada. When he got the bill they charged him 0.002 dollars/KB. His story is here. What makes it sad is that the verizon customer service people don’t understand the difference and continue to quote him the lower rate while insisting that the charge on the bill is correct. All of this would be a non-issue if the marketing weasels at Verizon would just fess up to the fact that their price for roaming data is $2.05 / MB.