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Here is the article AT&T reffers to in regards to customer's initial outcry about the policy.


Mar 2, 2012, 9:19 PM
By PETER SVENSSON,AP Technology Writer

NEW YORK (AP) — Mike Trang likes to use his iPhone 4 as a GPS device, helping him get around in his job. Now and then, his younger cousins get ahold of it, and play some YouTube videos and games.

But in the past few weeks, there has been none of that, because AT&T Inc. put a virtual wheel clamp on his phone. Web pages wouldn't load and maps wouldn't render. Forget about YouTube videos — Trang's data speeds were reduced to dial-up levels.

"It basically makes my phone useless," said Trang, an Orange County, Calif. property manager.

The reason: AT&T considers Trang to be among the top 5 percent of the heaviest cellular data users in his area. Under a new policy, AT&T has started cutting the...

Mar 5, 2012, 7:37 PM
And this is exactly the point

"They just guaranteed the highway. They didn't guarantee the speed limit,"

The fact of the matter is, if you review the terms and conditions of the contract, not only do they not guarantee speed, they also state clearly that plan details and features can change. Some changes are to the customers' benefit. Some aren't. It happens. Not saying anyone has to be happy about it, but it is what it is.

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