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Old Nov 3, 2012, 09:59 AM   #1
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I'm on AT&T and 5Gb isn't enough what to do?

I have the iPhone 5 and an unlimited data plan which means with AT&T you get throttled at 5gb.

It's not enough what are my options
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Old Nov 3, 2012, 10:00 AM   #2
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I have the iPhone 5 and an unlimited data plan which means with AT&T you get throttled at 5gb.

It's not enough what are my options
a) Move to the UK.
b) Sit and cry in a corner.

EDIT: Or move to the great white north where 6GB of data a month costs $80... not including other cell services like texting.
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Old Nov 3, 2012, 10:02 AM   #3
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Just bend over and take it???

I'm also on AT&T and I also have the grandfathered unlimited data plan, and so far 5 GBs is enough for me. When I do go over and get throttled, the speed is decent enough to browse the web and even stream audio. Watching videos is the only thing that you can't do properly on a throttled service.
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UK isn't good any other options
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Old Nov 3, 2012, 10:04 AM   #5
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Switch to Sprint. Data isn't as fast but there aren't any caps.
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Old Nov 3, 2012, 10:04 AM   #6
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I have the iPhone 5 and an unlimited data plan which means with AT&T you get throttled at 5gb.

It's not enough what are my options
Try to return your iphone and switch to sprint! Truly unlimited. They're good if they have coverage in your city
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Old Nov 3, 2012, 10:05 AM   #7
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Just bend over and take it???

I'm also on AT&T and I also have the grandfathered unlimited data plan, and so far 5 GBs is enough for me. When I do go over and get throttled, the speed is decent enough to browse the web and even stream audio. Watching videos is the only thing that you can't do properly on a throttled service.
Can I go to small claims court like the guy in Cali and make them give me real unlimited this sucks

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Sprints network isn't as strong and I need signal all over because I go many places
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Old Nov 3, 2012, 10:06 AM   #9
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Can I go to small claims court like the guy in Cali and make them give me real unlimited this sucks

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Sprints network isn't as strong and I need signal all over because I go many places
You're more than welcome to, but don't get your hopes up.

Just what exactly are you doing on your phone?
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Old Nov 3, 2012, 10:10 AM   #10
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Since when did unlimited data imply anything about how fast you had access?
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Old Nov 3, 2012, 10:13 AM   #11
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Old Nov 3, 2012, 10:16 AM   #12
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Since when did unlimited data imply anything about how fast you had access?
It falls under common law when you sue and some guy did it and it worked

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You're more than welcome to, but don't get your hopes up.

Just what exactly are you doing on your phone?

Videos, music, live CNBC TV, real time stick quotes that update second to second, web browsing (a lot), etc
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It falls under common law when you sue and some guy did it and it worked

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Videos, music, live CNBC TV, real time stick quotes that update second to second, web browsing (a lot), etc
You pay to have realtime stock quotes?
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Either this or reduce the amount of data you are using.
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Videos, music, live CNBC TV, real time stick quotes that update second to second, web browsing (a lot), etc
Yeah, all of that will just eat up your 5 GBs allotment in no time. Well, I recommend you try to get one of those Unlimited Verizon data plans on eBay. I've seen a couple of them, the seller will just transfer their plan to you, and you take over. Problem is, the eBay listing will cost you, and if you try to transfer your current number from AT&T, you'll pay an ETF too, so that'll stack up. But it's an option.
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It falls under common law when you sue and some guy did it and it worked
What is the cause of action?
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Old Nov 3, 2012, 10:25 AM   #17
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You pay to have realtime stock quotes?

No one of my brokerage accounts provides it for free if you keep a certain amount

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What is the cause of action?
5gb data cap on unlimited data
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5gb data cap on unlimited data
What does that have to do with speed?
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Old Nov 3, 2012, 10:34 AM   #19
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What does that have to do with speed?
Misrepresentation of service as advertised. How come you're having so much trouble understanding something so simple?

Are you from India? (haathi). In US things work differently.
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Old Nov 3, 2012, 10:37 AM   #20
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depands in which area you are, but sprint with unlimited data, works fine for me in an almost pre launched area
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Old Nov 3, 2012, 10:38 AM   #21
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iirc, the court awarded him money, but he did not get his data cap removed. So what's the point?

I think the amount of money that he was awarded was equal to his monthly fees for the remainder of his contract.
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Old Nov 3, 2012, 10:38 AM   #22
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Yea now I wish I kind of had Verizon or Sprint although 2 caveats

With Verizon you gotta pay full price no subsidies so basically you're paying a lot extra for Unlimited.

Sprint has a great deal but because I travel around a lot I wish their map was stronger.
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Old Nov 3, 2012, 10:42 AM   #23
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Misrepresentation of service as advertised. How come you're having so much trouble understanding something so simple?
Where is your connection speed mentioned in "5gb data cap on unlimited data."

How come you are having so much trouble understanding something so simple?
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Old Nov 3, 2012, 10:45 AM   #24
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I don't think a court case will help you now that I think about it. Assuming you have an iPhone 5, AT&T made these capped data changes sometime last year, or early this year. By signing up a new contract to get the new iPhone 5 (assuming you got the upgrade with a subsidy) you pretty much agreed to the new terms and services. So, you probably wouldn't win this case.
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Old Nov 3, 2012, 10:46 AM   #25
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Where is your connection speed mentioned in "5gb data cap on unlimited data."

How come you are having so much trouble understanding something so simple?
Why are you dodging my questions?

Again, Misrepresentation of service as advertised. How come you're having so much trouble understanding something so simple?

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