AT&T Planning to Crackdown On Bandwidth Hogs
AT&T Mobility CES Ralph de la Vega told investors at a UBS conference in New York that the company plans to implement measures to reduce the strain on its network. He said, "We need to educate the customer to reduce or modify their usage. We've got to get them to understand what represents a megabyte of data. We're improving all our systems to let consumers get real-time information on their data usage." Mr. de la Vega did not say exactly how it plans to enforce any sort of new policy, but the Associated Press said that a usage-based policy is inevitable. Right now, AT&T's smartphone users have no limit on how much data they can consume per month.
RingPlus To Offer Free Phone Service
RingPlus today announced a new mobile phone service plan that is ad-supported, but completely free to the customer. The ads take the form of ringback tones, which RingPlus customers hear on outbound voice calls, after dialing but before the other party picks up.
Google's Datally App Helps People Manage Monthly Data
Google today announced Datally, a new app meant to help mobile device owners manage their data usage thanks to fine-tuned controls. To start, the app lets people view their data usage on an hourly, daily, weekly, or monthly basis.
T-Mobile Updates Coverage Map with Customer Data
T-Mobile today unveiled a new coverage map that it claims is far more accurate than the maps offered by its competitors. T-Mobile is populating the map with data generated by its own customers.
Comcast Details Mobile Phone Service as Xfinity Mobile
Comcast today revealed details of its forthcoming Xfinity Mobile phone service. The company will use Verizon's 4G LTE network for the service, using an existing MVNO agreement.
T-Mobile Targets Tethering Thieves In TOS Crackdown
T-Mobile is today taking action against a small percentage of customers abusing the mobile hotspot feature by enforcing its terms of service. T-Mobile customers who sign up for unlimited smartphone data plans are given 7GB of data allotted specifically for mobile hotspot use.
STILL NUMBER 2
so they want you to pay your bill but not use there service. must be one of there 100,00...
this is why i love my pre
cant wait for wimax to show up
http://gizmodo.com/5290871/palm-warns-about-pre-teth ... »
Our Service sucks so much we are going to punish you for using it.
Nothing new if you're a Sprint, Verizon, or T-Mo User...
From my Sprint contract:
Sprint: "reserves the right to limit throughput speeds or amount of data transferred and to deny, terminate, modify, or suspend service"
Verizon's fine print says 200 kbps for you if you break 5GB on an Unlimited, although I ...
Okay...AT&T Makes Bad Press For Itself...
Already, we can't download more than a 10MB file unless we are on Wifi, we can have any video streaming apps unless on Wifi, and we can't tether. All these things make AT&T call attention to it's own faults...something they should have never started to do unless they had full intention of alleviating some of those problems. AT&T proclaims their network is strong, but in turn, does these things to protect it.
this is infuriating.
I gotta tell you, when I read the NY Times article (http://www.nytimes.com/2009/12/10/technology /companies/10iphone.html?_r=1) I thought that it was a joke or a s...
Wimax isn't so shabby anymore, huh?