Re: AT&T to throttle unlimited data plan users...
07-30-2011 05:04:06 AM
Wild Banchi wrote:
"To rank among the top 5 percent, you have to use an extraordinary amount of data in a single billing period."
I wonder how much data would be classified as "extraordinary"? Say, 50GB? More, even? Unless you're a movie addict or daily music streamer, I don't see how anyone could get that high on the data numbers.
I wonder if this will be a good thing for the network and the rest of the smartphone customers? That way, no one is hogging the bandwidth all to themselves.
The problem with this "top 5%" rule is what ATT deams "top 5" will and can vary each month. There is not a hardcode , set limit that a use will cross over that flags them as among the top 5.
This is their way to finally 'force' unlimited plans itself aaway from customers. I have it; never have gotten close to the current "limits" and each time i called CSR lately, they constantly feel they must share with me all the other neat packages I should give up unlimited for. I guess many other unlimited customers didnt give in to that tactic, so this is ATTs ultimate way of doing it.
Well, the less choices of carriers there are for us, this is only the beginning of many more forced options we will have to deal with. Soon, we will be locked to only certain choices of phone devices as well.
And YEP, this all started with the I'crap release . THATS the first group that brought att to its knees (even though, it was already there when it was making that Jobs deal...heh)