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AT&T to Throttle Heaviest Data Hogs

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So does this mean we can opt out of contract??

boggerscbshop

Jul 29, 2011, 4:48 PM
This is a good way out as far as I'm concerned.
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medic6037

Jul 29, 2011, 5:00 PM
It's in the contract that att can change what they want at anytime
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edzero

Jul 29, 2011, 5:58 PM
you cant opt out because the data is still unlimited....its just slower.
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Versed

Jul 29, 2011, 6:51 PM
If it is considered a change in service you can terminate.
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GeeksAreBest

Jul 30, 2011, 8:12 AM
But it's not a change in service. Nowhere in your contract does it state that you can expect "____" data transfer speed.
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bearofpanda

Jul 30, 2011, 5:00 PM
I know in California if any changes are made to the existing contract you can terminate I helped a friend go through the proccess to cancel his TMO after they changed the tax rates
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connect2jes

Aug 15, 2011, 3:08 PM
ummmmmm... nope
I can tell you from personal experience the old line "change of terms will get you out of your contract" simply does not work.

Besides that, the terms aren't changing. Any cell contract (and btw if yours are with at&t you can view them on your online acct) of any of the major carriers always carry this clause (or similar): carrier does not guarentee service in all areas at all times, does not guarentee data speeds. So, changing your speed is not a breach of contract.

If you have unlimited data, there's a good chance you could have benefited from increased data speeds in the past years and in the future. Don't hear anyone crying foul over that.

I am an AT&T account rep and I deal directly with customers that try...
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island-guy

Jul 29, 2011, 6:24 PM
If anything needs to regulated it truly is the matter of contracts and terms of service that wireless providers have to abide by. In any other reality this would be an obvious breach of contract. It's like paying for a ride on the bullet train and then getting thrown on the back of a donkey without being able to say anything about it.
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keithfrombm

Jul 29, 2011, 11:44 PM
LOL. Exactly!
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medic6037

Jul 29, 2011, 7:37 PM
We may change any terms, conditions, rates, fees, expenses, or charges regarding your Services at any time. We will provide you with notice of material changes (other than changes to governmental fees, proportional charges for governmental mandates, roaming rates or administrative charges) either in your monthly bill or separately. You understand and agree that State and Federal Universal Service Fees and other governmentally imposed fees, whether or not assessed directly upon you, may be increased based upon the government's or our calculations.

IF WE INCREASE THE PRICE OF ANY OF THE SERVICES TO WHICH YOU SUBSCRIBE, BEYOND THE LIMITS SET FORTH IN YOUR CUSTOMER SERVICE SUMMARY, OR IF WE MATERIALLY DECREASE THE GEOGRAPH
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keithfrombm

Jul 29, 2011, 11:47 PM
Well, they're not changing the rate plan or geography so I guess I'll just have to take it. Verizon will follow suit shortly, and Sprint isn't trustworthy. So...damn. :-\
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Slammer

Jul 30, 2011, 8:18 AM
---" Verizon will follow suit shortly, and Sprint isn't trustworthy."---

Which carrier is?

John B.
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MadFatMan

Aug 1, 2011, 11:34 AM
Trust Uncle Dan!

And for the record, I am not a Troll. Just a fan Boi! Offering a sensible solution to forum participants who are outraged by AT&T's and VZ
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keithfrombm

Aug 1, 2011, 6:34 PM
Sprint cancelled my Unlimited service out from under me once before. Not keen on letting them try again.
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