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AT&T to Top 5 Percenters: We Warned You

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Screw you AT&T!

MarryTheNight

Feb 6, 2012, 3:11 PM
Whatever Rolling Eyes

I'm not a fan of Sprint but at least they offer unlimited data. Whether or not they'll continue to do that once they deploy LTE remains to be seen.

Why can't AT&T and Verizon do what T-Mobile does. Instead of capping, just slow down the users speed. I much prefer that system. I personally would not care if AT&T and Verizon slowed down the user to something reasonable like 1Mbps for the reminder of their billing cycle.

The current system AT&T and Verizon use just plain sucks. 2GB is ridiculously low nowadays. This is not 2007. 2GB is unrealistic especially if you use a tablet.
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Fredd

Feb 6, 2012, 3:33 PM
Why can't AT&T and Verizon do what T-Mobile does. Instead of capping, just slow down the users speed. I much prefer that system. I personally would not care if AT&T and Verizon slowed down the user to something reasonable like 1Mbps for the reminder of their billing cycle.


"Throttling" is slowing down connection speed.
It would help your credibility if you knew what you were talking about.
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MarryTheNight

Feb 6, 2012, 4:49 PM
Fredd said:
Throttling" is slowing down connection speed.
It would help your credibility if you knew what you were talking about.



Why Thank you Captain Obvious. No, I was complaining about being charged extra after one goes over their 2GB allowance. I was referring to the newer 2GB plans and not the unlimited plans affected in the article. Maybe I used the wrong terms I apologize but I meant that I would RATHER have my connection speed slowed down INSTEAD of being charged an additional $10 per GB overage charges. I'm on Verizon and thats what they do. Luckily I signed up when they were offering 4GB so I'm ok
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twoferflinching

Feb 6, 2012, 4:59 PM
to be fair, you did say:

Why can't AT&T and Verizon do what T-Mobile does. Instead of capping, just slow down the users speed.


besides, your rant about data limits is a bit off topic....just sayin' is all.
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MarryTheNight

Feb 6, 2012, 5:00 PM
twoferflinching said:
to be fair, you did say:

besides, your rant about data limits is a bit off topic....just sayin' is all.


lol true but it's related. Razz
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Jayshmay

Feb 6, 2012, 5:21 PM
I still have unlimited 4G on Verizon, so yay for me!!! I use 10-12gb's/mo. I actually USE my smartphone unlike these 2gb/mo whimps. Why pay $30/no for data and only use 2gb's? Don't people watch videos on there smart phones???
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dlmjr

Feb 6, 2012, 7:39 PM
Embarassed

what is a whimp?

their/there.... oops...

And no, I actually have a large screen HD tv and my home puter has a large screen HD monitor...so I have no desire to watch videos on a screen that makes me squint...

I can't think of any video that is so intriguing or compelling as to make it absolutely necessary that I watch it on my phone.

But that is just me.
You mileage may vary
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Jarahawk

Feb 6, 2012, 7:54 PM
Luckily I have Unlimited or I would have to cancel my service.
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BigRed75

Feb 6, 2012, 5:00 PM
Actually it would help your credibility if you understood the concept of reading comprehension. It's fairly obvious he/she knows what throttling is. The poster was talking about the extra charges on the 2GB plans when you go over. While on the subject, AT&T should leave it alone. Those customers purchased their plans when it was "Unlimited" so it should be just that fair and square. No throttling.
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twoferflinching

Feb 6, 2012, 5:14 PM
in actuality, there was no mention made of the charges associated with exceeding a capped data plan in the orignal post....

i'm not so much concerned about my credibility as i am with pointing something out.
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Jayshmay

Feb 6, 2012, 5:24 PM
I swear people on this site can be such sticklers!!!
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eskeebel

Feb 6, 2012, 3:37 PM
Throttling means "slows you down." Also, throttling is to Edge now 1MBPS...Verizons 3G network wouldn't give you 1MB even without being throttled...Also, AT&T no longer has the 2GB plan...it's 3GB.
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keithfrombm

Feb 6, 2012, 4:25 PM
Agreed with 2 dudes above on definition of throttling. However, AT&T doesn't throttle you to EDGE, they throttle you too 149 kbps on download. That's where I'm at right now: City of Throttlesville. Population:me.
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Jayshmay

Feb 6, 2012, 5:26 PM
Umm, 149kbps IS EDGE!
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keithfrombm

Feb 6, 2012, 7:20 PM
LOL you're right. Brain fart. AT&T told me I'd be throttled to dialup speeds. Sorry. Been a busy day.
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Jayshmay

Feb 6, 2012, 7:37 PM
What sorts of things do you do with your smartphone?
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keithfrombm

Feb 7, 2012, 1:32 AM
Whatever you use your home internet for? That's what I use it for. I'm on the road 5 days a week (used to be 6). Movies, TV, etc. That's what they sold it to me as being capable of, and, to quote the rep: "10 GB, 100 GB, whatever--unlimited is unlimited. It's yours to use as you want." I used it mostly to watch TV out here on the road, so I didn't have to miss my favorite shows, or spend precious home time glued to the couch, instead of doing things with the family.
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bonesb

Feb 6, 2012, 7:16 PM
Sprint has unlimited data - with an *. While I agree with your point, SPCS's UL data is on their network only. I live and work in OR and WA - the roaming data cap for SPCS devices is at 300 MB - I can drive 50-75 miles with my SPCS phone and roam the entire time in the PNW, and I'm tired of hitting the cap. I'm tired of reading about SPCS and unlimited data - it is, only depending on where one uses their smart phones. I'm done with SPCS at the end of the month, porting my lines to my VZW account.
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