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Thread: AT&T to Throttle iPhone Users?
10-09-2009, 04:59 PM #21
The word unlimited just sounds betta. That's why it's unlimited until you hit 5GB which is only mentioned in the contract and not 5GB for $30
10-09-2009, 05:02 PM #22
good reason to get out of my contract.
10-09-2009, 05:16 PM #23
It's not just AT&T. Any network that would have taken on the iPhone would have the EXACT same issues that AT&T has been having. The iPhone is a VERY powerful phone that uses a lot of data. Apple wouldn't have chosen AT&T if they didn't think that they would be able to handle the workload. I'm not 100% for sure, but a company like Apple would have checked out all the rest of the carriers BEFORE making the choice.
So stop ******** about AT&T sucking so much, any other carrier would have has the same issues as they had/have. The rest of the world might have Tethering and MMS before us, but that's because they learned from our usage and issues, and made the upgrades before taking on the iPhone.
AT&T and Apple aren't splitting anytime soon; if they did that, Apple would have to redesign the phone to take on a different radio, network, and no SIM card.
If you don't like ATT, get rid of your iPhone and go with Blackberry and get screwed over by their internet data plans.
10-09-2009, 05:29 PM #24
Meaning that the contract needs to be re-writen and us sign again, or if they change it they breach the contract, so we are out of it and go to another carrier. One question, is there any indication on the contract that allow AT&T to raise the prices or change the so call "unlimited 5 gigs plan" to a lesser limit without our consent?
If that's the case, I have a 2 month old iPhone black 16 gig for sale.
This is getting ridiculous, poor service, lack of features (that's why we jailbreak), drop calls, poor battery life even for a light web browser like myself, no tethering, etc. Time to look into the Pre or HTC, perhaps going back to my Blackberry on Verizon or Sprint.
Oh Squeaky369, you beat me to it, I agree, if they don't like it, get rid of it and go somewhere else. That's exactly what I'm going to do if this new policy or whatever takes place. So the plans will be "Unlimited until you hit 2.5 gigs?
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10-09-2009, 05:31 PM #25
I consider myself a heavy user. I'm always going on some site, or IMing, etc. I just looked at my Usage statistics in Settings, and apparently since late June of this year, I have received 1.2 GB of data. I use T-Zones, nonetheless, so they probably wouldn't say anything either way, but still. You pretty much have to either try to go over 5 GB, or use your data plan as a home Internet connection to use up 5 GB a month.
10-09-2009, 05:32 PM #26
10-09-2009, 06:15 PM #27
At least in Canada we know, we are getting the bone...
$30 for 6GB of Data.. so it is what it is..
the restriction comes before you even turn on your iPhone.
10-09-2009, 07:06 PM #28
10-09-2009, 07:07 PM #29
I think they just throttle after a certain point
10-09-2009, 07:35 PM #30
10-09-2009, 07:36 PM #31
The FCC isn't going to do a damn thing if AT&T put bandwidth caps into place. They could care less. I don't care if they put a cap on it, but they better lower the price at the same time. I'll have a huge problem if they charge me for the max but I can't get it like I'm doing with 3G service after having to move to another state for work. And having Verizon as an iPhone carrier wouldn't change anything either. It makes me laugh that people actually think that the two would even come close to competing. They would simply say go to AT&T for cheaper plan but less coverage, or better coverage and higher price with Verizon.
10-09-2009, 07:40 PM #32
10-09-2009, 07:46 PM #33
Theyre probably talking about me. :X
Is 10-20GB a month a lot of data use for a mobile device? A single HD Podcast is 700-800MB... Its easy to rack up data use when you remove the silly 3G restrictions!
10-09-2009, 07:47 PM #34
I drop every call I make going TOWARDS the only cell tower within 15 miles of me. Every. Single. One. I don't find that acceptable, maybe you do though. I have my picture messages fail at least 75% of the time for no explainable reason. When paying 90 bucks a month my damn phone better work every single time I try to make a call. Anything less is unacceptable. AT&T would have a huge problem if I only paid 60% of my bill, so why should I be any different with how often my phone does what it should?
10-09-2009, 07:55 PM #35
I understand the frustrations with AT&T, but who is to say that Verizon or T-Mobile could have handled all of the bandwidth demands if they were the loan carrier. I think if there were multiple carriers, many of these issues would be remedied automatically.
10-09-2009, 08:22 PM #36
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10-09-2009, 08:23 PM #37
You guys could have it worse on AT&T. Down here in Australia one of the carriers that offers the iPhone has been nothing but a pain in he butt. They sell you on this "Timeless" plan which costs ~$115 a month and is advertised to include unlimited national calling, SMS and MMS with 1.5 gig data which sounds like a good plan right? It's true until you realize they charge for calling 1800 numbers at $1 a minute! In other words they woo you with no national long distance charges...but then charge for calling Toll-Free numbers! The worst part is you can't even complain to customer service without breaking the bank because they only way you can call them is over a 1800 number!
Oh, and at least your calls go through on AT&T to who they're meant to. If you check out the whirlpool forums you'll see that people on the Optus network aren't just having their calls dropped, but they are being crossed with other conversations! It isn't that I can just hear other conversations, I'll be on a call and end up with someone else on the other end in the middle of the call.
The iPhone is a great phone...the service providers just suck!
10-09-2009, 09:03 PM #38
I'm having a little trouble trying to figure out how the hell people have the time to use 5gb of data a month on a cell phone. Do none of you work? If i was a boss and found you shoutcasting at the job...
I can fathom it if you're tethering your laptop, but those of you who are using the 3g unrestrictor for youtube and then complaining about the laggy network performance don't have a leg to stand on for your arguments. Whether you agree with the rules or not, they were there for a reason, to not tie up the crappy network's bandwith. Maybe one day the network will be updated to actually handle the traffic we put on it, maybe it won't. If you like the device, shut up and pay like the rest of us. Nothing stops you for paying the exorbitant cancellation fee and switching to sprint, with its lack of phone flexibility, or T-Mo with its craptastic 2.5G Data Speeds. Verizon's data plan for the vx9800 (wife's phone) is 40 beans a month. Last time I checked, that didnt include tethering either. Stop dicking the rest of us over and use your device like the CASUAL web medium that it is supposed to be. Get a laptop and an aircard or STFU. No matter how you slice it, anything over 5 GB is absolutely excessive usage of bandwidth for a cellular device.
To put this in perspective, I use pandora/orb for 80 minutes on the way to/from work (52.3 miles - plainsboro to parsippany) and have never come CLOSE to 5gb. I even installed 3g unrestrictor to install my app store updates OTA. Orb has a slider that I've kept at 3g because the streaming is more consistent at that setting. The extra fidelity you get is not worth the lagging songs you'd experience.
This is me ranting, but basically you are complaining about usage that, by the contract you signed, the phone you bought is TECHNICALLY not supposed to be doing. The 5GB cap is not going to change, but the jerks who are abusing AT&T's oversight to basically use their phone as a goddamned cable modem for their apartment are probably going to have to find another option. If you can't deal - have fun with your HTC, which has no store you can replace your phone at with literally no questions asked... And from someone who had the original MDA w/T-Mo, followed by a TYTN and then a Tilt - that's a big deal.EVGA P55LE Mobo/Core [email protected]/Corsair H50
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10-09-2009, 09:14 PM #39
Well for me AT&T is making money on me. I hardly ever never use my data on my iphone. Why? Because I HATE edge! Most of the time I am at home and use wifi and still don't use wifi much either. The only time I do use the data is when I am on my way to Florida which is a 24 hour drive for us.
In Florida I have 3G and don't use it much down there either.
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10-09-2009, 09:19 PM #40
Your little article there is full of lies, and misinformation. If the iPhone was at Sprint or Verizon anyone that is unsatisfied would be switching.. but it's NOT so they CAN'T. You fail to realize the device is why people stay, not laziness. Verizon data for any EnV-device (I forgot what they called it before the EnV) is not $40 bucks, if they've got you paying that you're a sucker. I think the data on those now is like $20.