AT&T Customers Campaign Against Data Policies
AT&T is facing a customer backlash now that it is enforcing certain network management policies. Last year, the company announced plans to throttle data speeds of the top 5% of customers. Though it varies market-to-market, many customers have reported being throttled once they reach approximately 2GB of data per month. One customer in California successfully sued AT&T in small claims court over the throttling and won an $850 judgement (AT&T is appealing that case). Now, another customer has started a campaign on Change.org in an attempt to get AT&T to alter its data policies. The customer complains that her account was throttled once she reached 2GB of data usage per month, even though AT&T offers 3GB plans. So far, 9,500 other AT&T customers have signed the petition. An AT&T spokesperson said the company had already throttled data speeds for about 200,000 of its customers who were using about 2GB of data per month. AT&T has some 17 million customers with unlimited plans who could be affected by the throttling policy.
AT&T Tweaks Throttling Policy for Unlimited Customers
AT&T today altered the wording of its network management policies such that customers with grandfathered-in "unlimited" plans won't be throttled as aggressively. Under the old policy, AT&T throttled the speeds of unlimited LTE 4G customers once they exceeded 5 GB of data in a single month.
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.
AT&T Sidesteps Class-Action Suit Over Throttling
A federal judge sided with AT&T and said consumers suing the carrier over its throttling practices cannot work together as a group. Instead, customers must pursue individual arbitration with the carrier, per their signed user agreements.
FTC Nails TracFone for $40M Over False Advertising
TracFone has agreed to pay customers $40 million to reimburse them for what the FTC labeled as deceptive advertising. From 2009 to 2013, TracFone advertised "unlimited data" plans for $45 per month.
look at this
Some FACTS for customers looking elsewhere (or AT&T Fanboys)
Verizon LTE- in 196 Markets
AT&T LTE- in 28 Markets
Verizon Data Coverage-(Map clearly shows almost entire network is 3G or 4G, no need to zoom in but you can if you want to, lol)
http://www.verizonwireless.com/b2c/CoverageLocatorCo » ... »
AT&T Data Coverage-(Being the ETHICAL company they are, you have to click "data" then actually ZOOM in to see where exactly they have 4G, 3G and EDGE. You will clearly see a majority of their network is in fact EDGE or the slowest speed by far)
http://www.wireless.att.com/coverageviewer/ » »
An AT&T Fanboy told me that AT&T has better smartphones. Don't know if he meant better selection or better actual phones but in either case;
Here is the thing with the 2GB and throttling of data
Fantastic! Fight these clowns who refuse to invest in their network
You are a moron. You should read more about the investments that AT&T is making before you stay stuipid crap like that.
I'm not saying all of AT&T's policys are prefect, but for 4 years ...
Is this being moderated AT ALL??
Is it just me or...
Something I don't understand
...and people are being throttled for using around 2 GB of data...
...then if you're around that, why not just change your plan to a tiered one that you'd stay under anyways and avoid getting throttled?
It just seems to me that people overstate their need for data in most cases. And I'm not saying throttling like this is right, I'm just looking at it a little differently than most of the hip 'let's hate on AT&T' people are.
Your contract is only 2 years! After 2 years, att can switch you to 3gb for 30$.