Re: Why won't att bring back the unlimited data plan ?
12-05-2011 11:41:41 AM
I'll post the same reply in this one..because you seem to not understand. You are throttling top 5%..so you would remove 1 person from your scenario, which would do nothing to help bandwidth congestion. once again. DATA CONSUMPTION does NOT do anything to BANDWIDTH CONGESTION. You are making my argument for me. Its far more important to control usage a peak hours..(which the majority of people use at this time of day) vs. data usage. 20 people all using data, regardless of how much data they've used for the month has far more impact on everyone else. Its of no matter how much they've downloaded, its when. So thank you for making my argument. Maybe AT&T will read your post and change their policy.
Don't understand your comments - I support what they are doing and hope they never change it, throttling to users is perfectly accepatable
You can't grasp the concept of removing 1 user from a pool of 20? That one user represents the top 5% and are throttled. Sooo... the other 19 users are still soaking up as much bandwidth as the 1 user that's throttled making your example invalid.
Don;t understand the comment becasue it is illogical, I doubt that one user is being throttled, if there are 20 all 20 are throttled (or in tis case the top 5 percent of the over achievers) so it will make a difference in real world application of the policy.
I think your comment is the illogical one..how can you throttle all users if only top 5% are causing the issue. You would only throttle the top 5% of ALL USERS. So if all Users = 20..then 5% is only 1 Person being throttled. You are acting as if no one else ever is using bandwidth. So you don't even understand your own argument. Once again you are proving my point..thank you.
top five percent means there is more bandwidth for the other 95 percent of people that don;t hit the cap. Personally would have rather seen it locked to email and limited web browsing only until the next billing cycle instead of throttling line another carrier does