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AT&T to Throttle Heaviest Data Hogs

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Top message:  What a deal! by island-guy   Jul 29, 2011, 3:48 PM

Replying to:  Re: What a deal! by paddyoc   Aug 1, 2011, 10:43 AM

Re: What a deal!

by GeeksAreBest    Aug 1, 2011, 11:11 AM

The thing is...unlimited is unlimited but that arrangement was before people figured out how to download torrents to phones or full-size games to phones. I have a friend of mine at work here who rooted his phone and figured out how to get a full (though modified) copy of Diablo II: LoD onto his phone over the air. He did this with Starcraft and one of the original Warcraft games. That's easily 30gb of data downloaded in a few hours to his phone.

You can't tell me that the unlimited plans were designed to handle that traffic because frankly...the ability (technologically speaking) to do that didn't exist back when the plans were set out.

Yeah, unlimited is unlimited but there are *sensible* limits on usage and that sense is what the top 5% of people lack.

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