AT&T Tweaks Throttling Policy for Unlimited Customers
AT&T today altered the wording of its network management policies such that customers with grandfathered-in "unlimited" plans won't be throttled as aggressively. Under the old policy, AT&T throttled the speeds of unlimited LTE 4G customers once they exceeded 5 GB of data in a single month. Those users' speeds were ramped down to 2.5G speeds for the rest of the billing period. Now, unlimited customers who exceed 5 GB of data in a single month will see their data speeds slowed down only at times and locations where AT&T needs to manage network congestion. "All such customers can still use unlimited data without incurring overage charges, and their speeds will be restored with the start of the next billing cycle," explained AT&T. The company is facing a federal lawsuit over these same throttling practices.
AT&T Says 'Unlimited' Customers Can Use 22GB Before Throttling
Sep 16, 2015
AT&T has revised its network management policies in a way that benefits select customers. Moving forward, subscribers with legacy unlimited data plans can safely consume 22GB of data before encountering potential throttling.
AT&T Sidesteps Class-Action Suit Over Throttling
Mar 14, 2016
A federal judge sided with AT&T and said consumers suing the carrier over its throttling practices cannot work together as a group. Instead, customers must pursue individual arbitration with the carrier, per their signed user agreements.
FTC Loses Lawsuit Against AT&T
Aug 30, 2016
An appeals court has tossed a lawsuit filed against AT&T over its throttling practices. The U.S.
AT&T Rails Against FCC's 'Absurd' $100M Fine
Jul 28, 2015
AT&T is not happy about the FCC's proposed $100 million fine levied against the carrier regarding its throttling practices. The FCC last month alleged that AT&T did not properly inform grandfathered unlimited customers about its network management techniques, which included slowing their internet speeds.
Verizon to Resurrect Unlimited Plan for $80 per Month
Feb 12, 2017
Verizon Wireless will on Monday offer unlimited data plans to its customers for the first time since 2011. Verizon's new offer costs $80 per month for a single line with unlimited talk, text, and data; mobile hotspot; calling/texting to Mexico and Canada; and 500 MB of 4G LTE data per day when roaming in Mexico and Canada.