The question is: why is overseas 3G access so expensive?
I normally live in UK and while travelling abroad, noticed that data rates are just astronomical. Is there a technical reason for this or is it a purely economical issue? Is it really justified or just phone companies being "greedy" and overcharging tourists just because they can?
I am not sure if this is the right website of Stack Exchange to ask the question, but seems to be the closest match.