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Quite a bold statement to make. Generalizations aren't very nice you know. Just bc I'm American doesn't make me a sucker, bud...
05-19-2011, 11:21 AM #41
05-19-2011, 11:32 AM #42
My usage received is 139 gigs and I've had it less then a year on the unlimited data plan, this is thanks to Netflix, idk if they can see if the data is being used for tethering or Apps
05-19-2011, 11:44 AM #43
This's why I hate AT&T...
05-19-2011, 11:45 AM #44
I Checked my data usage back in April and in a 24hr period my usage had increased just short of 200MB. Is that even possible with light browsing, location services on, push mail, no Bluetooth and no streaming?
05-19-2011, 11:52 AM #45
05-19-2011, 12:03 PM #46
While the article is alarming and makes me irritated against AT&T on the principle of the thing, I personally have had no such "phantom data charges" that I know of.
I just checked my phone's data usage in Settings. I always reset my usage on the 27th of each month (when my billing period restarts) for quick checking of data usage. Right now the Sent and Received add up to 100.7 MB. I just checked my data usage on the AT&T website and they're reporting 100.57 MB as of 18 May. The discrepancy is likely due to push notifications while driving to work and while away at a meeting this morning (have wi-fi at home and at work).
8 days left in my billing cycle, so yeah I'm not worried about it.
05-19-2011, 12:07 PM #47
I still have the unlimited data plan, so I really don't care...
05-19-2011, 12:08 PM #48
I don't know...I don't trust mega conglomerate corporations and damn sure don't trust lawyers...who does??? With that being said, is anyone really surprised a BIG BUSINESS is stealing from its customers?? hahaha i for one am not. I appreciate the awareness but what is really going to change? AT&T has deep pockets and from what i've seen in America $$ talks...will be interesting to see if this goes anywhere at all.
05-19-2011, 12:22 PM #49
It'll probably look something like this:
"Oh we're sorry we got caught tacking data charges onto your bill for no reason. Here's a $10 credit for your next bill." *phantom charges continue*
05-19-2011, 12:36 PM #50
Tipping 15 % is too much
and my data plan is too little so hat i tether using mywi give me all of mine
05-19-2011, 12:36 PM #51
Unlimited with family plan and work discount FTW. $60/mo, never go over, never varies from the last bill, more rollover mins than I will ever use.
BTW on an unrelated note: They gave me a free microcell, with free usage for a year. IT sucks! Every call I"ve made on it is broken up and staticy (is that a word?).
05-19-2011, 12:36 PM #52Yep, it's true.
This has happened to me, until I called AT&T out on it.
I had the unlimited plan since I bought a launch day iPhone 3. I moved North Dakota over two years ago which had no AT&T service, just Alltel (EDGE). About half a year ago I went and canceled my unlimited data plan and downgraded to 200mb, because only having Edge there was no way I'd be able to download/use that much data. About three months after I downgraded my plan AT&T bought out Alltel and upgraded the towers here to support 3G. Needless to say I was pissed. The first month with 3G and the 200mb plan I got pretty close to the cap, but didn't go over. The second month I was at 140mbs and in order to avoid the overage charge, disabled Edge and 3G via SBSettings (I left Wifi on). In a single night my phone downloaded nearly 40mbs of data a day before the billing cycle was to end. Over the day while keeping all data transferring off, I watched my data plan slowly tick up and over the 200mb mark.
I called AT&T that evening and ripped them a new one over the phone, I got my $15 back for the overage charge.
So unless SBSettings is broken and I'm a complete retard, I say that AT&T was charging me for data I did not use to tip me over the 200mb mark.
If I could get some info for this class action, I'd love in on it. AT&T has hosed me for far too long.
Edit: I forgot to mention that while I was on the phone ******** to AT&T I said "If you can show me a itemized list of how much data was transferred and to what DNS/IPs in the past day (the day I jumped 50+mbs with 3G/Edge turned off), then you can have my $15". As soon as I said that the customer service rep said "I'm sorry that's not possible to do, but we'll be happy to refund you your $15".
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05-19-2011, 12:40 PM #53
Just watched the Today show report. AT&T's claim that there are "apps running in the background" that use data and "update automatically" is complete and utter BS. If you turn off all location and notifications services and let the phone SIT for 10 days, there should be ZERO data usage!
Yeah I would be pretty pissed if I knew that was happening on my phone. I still have yet to even come close to my 200MB limit but if I ever go over it you better believe I'll be picking apart my bill line-by-line.
05-19-2011, 12:43 PM #54
05-19-2011, 12:49 PM #55
my gf had the same problem on her iphone and after 4 months of calling att to get a $15 credit for the overusage, we finally went to apple store and got a new iphone. since then she hasn't had a problem with her data.
05-19-2011, 01:02 PM #56
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05-19-2011, 01:35 PM #58
Att wont bring back unlimited data and as to charging extra for data come on now. It's Att what did you expect.
05-19-2011, 01:44 PM #59
Yes I in fact have seen this, even while using wifi in my house and turning off 3G and edge somehow I am still being charged for data?? I actually complained that the only time I get charged for data is when I send pictures or videos, this makes no sense to me at all. But I am stuck in a two year contract and I can only hope that these attorneys can make some sort of difference. It is actually worse now because Internet at home is now being limited by AT&T also.
As cartman from south park says " would you at least give me a pack of cigarettes before you **** me because I like to have a nice smoke after I've been ****ed."
05-19-2011, 01:58 PM #60