Re: AT&T To Impose Caps, Overages
03-28-2011 11:43:58 AM
Actually I do, mine is the newer digital meter. You don't have to convert everything but I do check the usage vs what i see here on the meter and if there is a discrepency or I see a particularly large bill I call consumers to find out why? If it cannot be resolved there I contact the Michigan Public Utilities Commission who will FORCE an audit of the meter and MAKE sure everything is running correctly. The same goes for my gas. My water is well water and is not metered. What people are trying to say is that if the monitoring tools can be off by such huge swings then there are serious issues and yes we should be worried about being overcharged. Even if ATT wasn't profit driven this type of metered service has way to many variables to consider when you get into pricing for a capped service. There are simply way to many ways variables to be able to do this in a way that would be fair for your average american. I mean if you all you do is check your email and look at websites you are probably going to be ok. The bulk of the people now though are moving over to streaming video and audio via web radio and tv. Services like pandora, netflix, hulu, vudu, amazon on demand, etc, etc, etc, all consume massive amounts of bandwidth.