FCC Fines AT&T $100 Million Over Throttling Practices
Except consumers WERE informed.. Here's the proof.
Yep, you informed consumers yourselves.
"Starting October 1 (2011), smartphone customers with unlimited data plans may experience reduced speeds once their usage in a billing cycle reaches the level that puts them among the top 5% of heaviest data users. These customers can still use unlimited data and their speeds will be restored with the start of the next billing cycle. Before you are affected, we will provide multiple notices, including a grace period."
Here is the original press release: http://www.att.com/gen/press-...
What I can't understand is why the lawsuit was filed in the first place? They didn't shut off their data they simply slowed it down. What's next, are they going to go after Ford for putting speedometers in their vehicles that go up to 180 mph when in reality the car can't even hit 125???
(These are reasonable numbers depending on most peoples area of service).
AT&T is absolutely making an effort to screw heavy users. (You example make not mention of intentional.. anything.)
However. My point is that they said..
Do this.. this will happen..
They were honest about it from the start. They didn't mislead anyone. Anyone that thinks unlimited anything means it has to be delivered RIGHT NOW is an entitled asshole.
Example. Olive Garden has unlimited Soup, Salad and Breadsticks, Let say you ignore your soup. Lets say you ignore your salad. Lets say between you and...
What I think nobody really grasps is that the wireless companies don't have the ability to handle the load of traffic on their networks if they still offered unlimited data. Just look at what happened when the iPhone launched on AT&T, their network was great one day and completely exhausted the next.
But more to your point, they never turned off the data, they simply slowed it down. They are two completely different things.
Right, because consumer interests aren't served by unthrottled speeds. If the government was really looking out for the little guy they'd make sure all those bits went by slow enough to be inspected by the human eye. Then customers could be really sure of what they were getting.
>>What I think nobody really grasps is that the wireless companies don't have the ability to handle the load of traffic on their networks if they still offered unlimited data.
What I think nobody grasps is that ISP's are double dipping just like airlines overseas that sell the same seat on the airplane multiple times over. If the ISP's have hit a point of...
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