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Originally Posted by trek-life I'm not going to leave because of your opinion, so you can go ahead and leave that part out. We have a right to question what...
02-25-2012, 11:41 AM #41
My opinion is my opinion for sure but I see no use in complaining about something that you agreed upon during contract signing.
The hairsplitting in advertisement is why people chose their service, sell what you promise.
How much, and why I use my phone is none of their concern, I paid for the service, that's all that the judge is looking at and should look at.
Nowhere in the contract does throttling exist either, if it did, this would be a non issue.
Don't change the game in the 9th inning, improve your service.
The fact of the matter is: You signed up for unlimited internet and that is exactly what is being offered. You are not being charged extra past a certain point, nor are you being denied data. If either was the case, then you'd have something.
Analogy time: You're given a car with unlimited fuel. You tend to vary your driving from 45 to 60 MPH. Then one day, the car provider decides to limit you to 15 MPH. You'll still get to your destination and you will still be able to refuel the tank as many times as you want. The contract is still honored.
There are, however, others out there in the market. And if you are willing to wait less than a year, you can head over to a carrier that offers great speeds, customer service, and price. Not to mention that ANY AT&T HSPA and LTE device will work on their network at the device's purported speed.
No AT&T iPhone gets this kind of speed (Verizon/Sprint LOL):
02-25-2012, 11:43 AM #42
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Great news! I get the same message every month even though I never go over 2gb,this month I was throttled down at 1.5 gb.my iPhone 4 is so slow that it's almost unusable..hopefully this rally's others to do the same in small claims court.I have already filed a claim on FCC.gov and Have told others to do the same. Weather you believe it are not this will affect all of us down the line, not just those with unlimited data plans... Remember this has nothing to do with clogging up the networks it has to do with money and trying to get unlimited data users to give up there plans. a perfect example! my wife has the 2gb plan for 25 a month., but if she goes over she is charged more,not throlttled down data speeds. If this had anything to do with the network hogging then she would be throlttled down are at the very least a text letting her know she is in the top 5% in her area using the most data....those with unlimited data plans don't give up your unlimited data plans and file a claim.... "All that is necessary for the triumph of evil is that good men do nothing." (Edmund Burke)
02-25-2012, 12:02 PM #43
AT&T is a bunch of homos. In a month when I qualify for my dealer line at Verizon I will be leaving them.
02-25-2012, 12:08 PM #44
me me me
This a service that you pay for out of your own free will. A service that continues to be honored, albeit at a lesser speed. Speed was never included in your contract.
As for your wife, she is in a tiered plan. She agreed that any consumption of data past her 2 GB allotment in a monthly period would be charged a certain rate per [k/M]byte.
Put down the pitchforks.
Last edited by Lecram25; 02-25-2012 at 12:18 PM. Reason: Typo.
02-25-2012, 01:16 PM #45
02-25-2012, 01:35 PM #46
Unlimited means exactly that. If they told u they were going to make it so that they wouldn't send your text message for ten minutes because you text too much even though you pay for unlimited, you wouldn't stand for it. You can't offer a product then limit its use once you decide you offered too much. I buy a mercedes for a good price, then the seller thinks he sold for too little and one day gives me a Hyundai in its place? Not likely. This is no different.
02-25-2012, 01:48 PM #47
More people have to take them to small claims court, if you tax AT&T resources enough maybe they will reconsider this policy.
02-25-2012, 02:15 PM #48
I don't use my iPhone enough to be considered anywhere near the Top 5%..... Thank goodness. But if AT&T tried to mess with my data usage, I would not be cool with that.
02-25-2012, 03:37 PM #49
02-25-2012, 03:53 PM #50
Normally I wouldn't care about this.....but the fact that AT&T sent me the "top 5%" data throttling warning message after I hit around 4.5GB one month......and then sent me the exact same message a couple months later at 2.3GB of usage tells me ONE THING......
......that they are not enforcing their contract but rather trying to force people into their tiered data plans.
02-25-2012, 04:15 PM #51
Great win for the consumer against the big bully AT&T.
02-25-2012, 04:23 PM #52
02-25-2012, 05:59 PM #53
Where do I sign up for the CLASS ACTION LAW SUIT?????
Can I get a "AMEN"?
02-25-2012, 11:52 PM #54
This throttling is def an issue with me. After paying $137 a month, since the original Iphone a few months back I received the dreaded text. I quickly went into my att app, and realized that I had only used 1.2G. Really??? Did a speed test on my connection and yielded a hole .08mb/s. Now I understand the whole data surge, blah blah blah. But slowing down the connection to a crawl, ***** you said unlimited not "Barely Usable" my maps dont even load up. smh. Think this court matter should become a collaborative effort
02-26-2012, 11:18 AM #55
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02-27-2012, 01:00 AM #56
02-27-2012, 07:50 AM #57
I wish someone would take them to court about them changing people to tethered plans. They need to stop that BS unless they can show proof that someone is tethering. I have a feeling they are doing it illegally.
02-27-2012, 08:06 AM #58
i like this topic
AT&T can do what they want, and for those of you who keep referring to your contract lol
did you know that in your contract RECEPTION is not guaranteed
02-27-2012, 11:35 AM #59
Let's remember AT&T gave us unlimited to entice us to join their system.
So when any politician wants to decide they do not follow the rules your recommendation is roll over and belly up?
Cops want to beat citizens, just lie down and belly up?
Were you born in China or USSR in say the 50s?
I had to call AT&T more than 600 times in the last 4 years because their towers went down. Zero signal. and I have 5 phones. I have paid nearly $5,000 a year and half the time I could not make a phone call. This is PHONE not data which is even worse.
I know nearly 7 billion in profit each of the 1st three quarters in 2011. God brings tears to my eyes. AT&T execs going around naked, starving why they probably have to get phone service from Sprint.
Go look at their profits for the last 5 years. They need to invest in infrastructure and they would have more customers. Many people HAVE left AT&T. But likely they are losing all the newer people they abuse.
Yes smart phone use more data and iPhone users use more data than Android phone, mainly because android phones don't work as well. Yes I do know they have some great features and sizes iPhones do not have, but iPhones just flat out have more apps and they work better and therefore their users use more data.
AT&T should have let Cingular take over the cell business because Cingular knew how to run a cellphone business, which AT&T has NEVER known how to do. AND again I have friends inside both companies and they universally agree Cingular had a better corporate climate and worked better and that has degraded.
AT&T's solution is abuse loyal customers instead of doing their job of building a network that actually works.
"If you don't like it, then leave AT&T!"
Spoken like a true government official who will explain why They will be charging you more while giving you less, but giving themselves Pay Raises well beyond the rate of inflation.
02-27-2012, 12:19 PM #60
The problem here is that many cannot leave AT&T, especially since there is no good option that has the iPhone (if T-mobile ever gets it, that will change though).
For those that say you are still being given unlimited data, that is NOT true. You are now getting limited data, as unlimited means without limits or restrictions. This would mean that if you signed up for an "unlimited" data plan that tethering would not be against the rules and that they cannot slow down your speeds at any point. The only thing that they MIGHT be able to stop is if you are doing something illegal with the connection.