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AT&T to Throttle Heaviest Data Hogs

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Get Over It

Phoneman 721

Aug 12, 2011, 1:16 PM
OK, people, get over it!

First of all, I am not surprised at all. When AT&T and then Verizon went tiered (and T-Mobile throttled back at a very low level) it was pretty obvious that this was coming to those who were grandfathered in with unlimited data.

Secondly, in spite of their ads, don't be surprised when Sprint takes one or the other approach as well.

Third, everyone should have known this was coming with more reliance on "the cloud" that EVERYONE (including Apple) is pushing. More and more apps will be in "the cloud" and that means more and more data use. Everyone acts surprised...but it's just a return to the past.

Those of us who have been around for a while remember when we paid $40 a month just to have voice service ...
Phoneman 721

Aug 12, 2011, 2:21 PM
Part 2...

I would also remind all of you that ALL of the contracts I have seen reserve the right of the company to modify the terms at any time. "Grandfathering In" is a great promotional tool, but let me remind all of you that it is not guaranteed - and furthermore there is NO GUARANTEED SPEED on the services. Your contract does not guarantee that you get full speed all the time, even if you have "unlimited" data.

I have all my old contracts scanned in to the computer, so I took the time to peruse them. In addition to wording on all of them which does not guarantee speed or unlimited access, all of the contracts state that you usage can be limited in any way the company sees fit, up to and including termination, if you "abuse the n...

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