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Originally Posted by klouud I love how they are using resources to bring "data usage stats" to customers but doing nothing about their 3G network load ability. True they have...
12-09-2009, 07:44 PM #41
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12-09-2009, 08:05 PM #42
Uh... no. Droid is NOT better than the iPhone, for the record. Has a wonderful screen and a few other niceties but on the performance side it lacks a bit, even compared to other "android" phones. Read the reviews by folks actually using them. I've had one for 3 weeks to compare to. It is a nice phone but not quite the "iPhone killer" just yet.
AND a comparable (apples to Apples) service plan from Verizon is a tad more than ATT. Check your facts.
12-09-2009, 08:12 PM #43
I hope somebody from ATT read this thread, so they can figure it out that if they still greedy like they are, instead to earn more money they are going to lose a lot of clients.Drive Safe with Trapster
12-09-2009, 08:25 PM #44
*****! in a month my data usage is average from 60 MB to 75 MB. This is only from email, facebook, etc. I don't even use my iphone for tethering. If the cap is only 5 MB/month, then I'm screwed.
12-09-2009, 08:31 PM #45
I meant 5GB, you're safe. I've been tethering for a while now, visiting media intense sites and I've peaked at around 2 GB of data useage. Haven't been penalized or warned or otherwise. Of course, I also wouldn't think of using my iPhone to d/l torrents or extended online gaming either. Anyways...
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12-09-2009, 08:37 PM #46
If they do this they will be put out of business by all the lawsuits.
12-09-2009, 08:47 PM #47
They will be out of business but by their clients. Telling the truth, we all know that some of us just went to a contract with ATT because we want the iPhone and some of us can't pay $400 or $500 for an iphone without contract, we got now the iPhone already, all we got to do now is cancel the contract, unlock our iPhones and welcome T-mobile. T-mobile are going to be the one that's going to be earning that money that ATT want.
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12-09-2009, 08:57 PM #48
... If it was only that simple...
12-09-2009, 09:48 PM #49
12-09-2009, 09:58 PM #50
If AT&T had a better infrastructure, and focused less on being 'fast' and more on being reliable and hardy, then they wouldn't have these problems. It also doesn't help that the iPhone is exclusive to AT&T, therefore all the millions of people have have them are all hogging data. Another plus for Apple to end this ridiculous exclusivity contract and open up to other carriers in the U.S. People would have such a better experience with the iPhone no matter what network if it wasn't so clogged up.
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12-09-2009, 10:01 PM #51
Find ANY other network that offer "unlimited" data they way you "think" unlimited data should be. Start with Verizon, check their rates AND bandwidth useage. Check their texting offering too.
12-09-2009, 10:19 PM #52
12-09-2009, 10:32 PM #53
oh my i pump about 6+GB of 3G data mostly every month..yup now you know what i do at work..but if they start to charge im ditching AT&Terrible time for a HTC android i like the 3G here in my area but if they keep getting money hungry its time to stop feeding them my moneyTHANK ME THANK THANK AGAIN..
12-09-2009, 11:49 PM #54
To those of you saying that the people that download BitTorrent and are streaming music and video on the 3G Network are "ruining" it for everyone else I tell you this: Get over it.
I pay 30 dollars a month, on top of my service plan, on top of the ridiculous 15 extra bucks for unlimited texting, and I pay those 30 bucks to have UNLIMITED DATA. Not "Some Data" or "An Adequate Amount of Data" but UNLIMITED DATA. If AT&T wasn't able to support a data-intensive handset such as the iPhone and wasn't ready to provide that service then they shouldn't have SOLD THE PHONE TO BEGIN WITH! So yeah, I don't give a flying **** about how much data I'm "consuming"... It is my right, and anyone's right to use this data as long as they are paying for it.
AT&T needs to start using some of the CRAZY MONEY THEY'VE MADE selling the world's most popular phone, invest it on their INFRASTRUCTURE and leave us paying customers ALONE.
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12-10-2009, 12:10 AM #55
All carrier's have a cap on their "unlimited" data. Yet when at&t does it they are the bad guys.
And I'm sure that those of you pulling 5GB + and complaining about that not being enough, are also complaining on other threads about the horrible battery life. Its a iPHONE not iCOMPUTER. Its not intended to be downloading torrents, but casually surfing the web. I welcome it. And as for the complaints of the $30 dollar price tag.. name a SMARTPHONE that has "unlimited" data for a lot less. It may be out there but I have never had it. Blackberry = $30 iPhone = $30 Android = $25
12-10-2009, 12:34 AM #56
If they change your T&C you should have the right to cancel. Has anyone checked the fine print to make sure there is no ' Fair usage' or 'not to the detriment of other users' clause?
UK data plans usually specifically exclude things like VOIP, tethering and streaming data and typically have a cap of 1Gb or less.
My plan costs me about $33/month - but that does include tethering/streaming/3Gb Data and more minutes/texts/MMS than I can use in a month.
Using over a couple of Gb without tethering - which I believe is specifically prohibited by AT&T is quite difficult.
I wonder how many of the people complaining actually get anywhere near the rumoured 5Gb cap? And of those that do, how many don't tether?He who asks a question looks foolish for 5 minutes. He who doesn't ask a question remains foolish forever.
12-10-2009, 05:54 AM #57
While I do tether, I do so almost exclusively for school work (university). I'm a truck driver and manage roughly 4-5GB usage per month, but mostly due to iHeartRadio which I listen to 4-5 hrs per day. So it is feasible to use more than 5GB of data with legitimate iPhone apps.
12-10-2009, 06:30 AM #58
So glad I pay only $5.99 a month for my data service I could care less if I don't get to use 3G, the Edge with T-Mobile works really good. Navigon keeps up to speed as I drive around, so that's helpful. Too bad AT&T has to put a cap on their "unlimited" data plan which costs an arm and a leg. Come hop on the T-Mobile bus, there's plenty of room!!
12-10-2009, 07:20 AM #59
Oh and lets not forget tethering which i enjoy soooo much! ^^ Comes in so handy while i'm at school.
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12-10-2009, 07:22 AM #60
Blah blah. For the record, Blackberry plans for T-Mo are $40 per month. Internet Connect ONLY with 200MB of cap are $30 per month AND their "unlimited" data plans with 5GB cap are $50 per month. You'd figure Tmo users know their rates. Look it up!