AT&T Says It Won't Tier Smartphone Plans
AT&T CEO Ralph de la Vega recently said that, "We have not made any decision to implement tiered pricing," but noted that the company is seeking ways to entice customers to take wireless web surfing off its 3G network. Two solutions AT&T is considering include making more free Wi-Fi hotspots available to all its customers, as well as introducing femto cells on a wider scale. Both would help reduce network traffic and congestion. AT&T doesn't believe tiered pricing plans for smartphone users are the answer to solving its network management issues.
AT&T CEO Believes Phone Subsidies Will Eventually Vanish
Phone subsidies and two-year contracts are on their way out the door, according to Ralph de la Vega, AT&T's CEO of mobile and business solutions. "I think it is one of those options that is going to go away slowly," said de la Vega to Recode, "not because we insist on it but because customers will choose it less often." AT&T has made changes recently to limit the availability of subsidies and contracts.
FCC Chairman Not Pleased with Verizon's Plans to Throttle Users
Tom Wheeler, head of the FCC, is questioning Verizon Wireless' intent to begin throttling the speeds of its legacy unlimited LTE 4G data customers. Verizon announced the policy change July 25, suggesting it is to help manage its network in congested areas.
T-Mobile to Prioritize Phones Over Hotspots
T-Mobile recently implemented a new policy that will favor phone performance over smartphone-based mobile hotspots when the network is congested. "Because we want to provide customers with the best on-device experience, our network is now designed to prioritize data on your T-Mobile smartphone, tablet or mobile internet devices, over smartphone mobile hotspot data," said T-Mobile on its web site.
Verizon to Restrict Heaviest 'Unlimited' LTE Users
Verizon Wireless plans to use its Network Optimization policy later this year in order to manage its heaviest users. The change in policy applies only to subscribers with an unlimited LTE monthly data plan, who were previously grandfathered in and essentially unrestricted in their use of mobile data.
So we can't use our data WE pay for?
I'm happy with my Tmobile 9700 so good by iphone 3Gs your on eBay.
you guys = ridiculous
and don't use it?
What an idiot
So what good is a network with the best selection of smartphones when they don't want you using the data portion of the network??? Good news you can talk and surf the web at the same time but please try not to use the internet or data functions. LOL. De La Vega should be removed from AT&T and someone with a clue about the future of wireless should be implemented. One that understands how to build out a network and expand 3G coverage not blame customers for it.
Best 3G Experience
Well I will continue using my wonderful Motorola Droid on a network that I know works and can with stand it.
AT&T is dreaming
New AT&T 3G Plan Revealed!
Keep fingering you whyPhoneys, mates!
Oooooo! That was fun!
Is it really that bad?
But when the service...
The reasons they even brought up Tiered pricing is because some 3% of the users are using nearly half of the data traffic. They are simply looking for ways to make the network experience better for ever...
How the heck can you call yourself a wireless service provider, push iphones/smartphones that use the web for their 'smart' abilities, and then tell your customers that they can't surf the web?
AT&T's issues are purely about infrastructure, not technology. They ar...
De La Vega, You Won't Be Happy Until You Crash AT&T To The Ground!
Why I Want An iphone...
De La Vega...
They can't help it..
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