FTC sues AT&T over deceptive data throttling for Unlimited Plan customers

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  1. arun21 macrumors member

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    Great news! Hope this has some effect on the way we can also use tethering.
     
  2. JayLenochiniMac macrumors G5

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    Great news? Wait until they stop offering unlimited to grandfathered customers the next time they upgrade.
     
  3. vitacura macrumors regular

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    Seems a lot of Unlimited Data plan users jumped in favor of the double data promotion. It will be interesting to see how this plays out.
     
  4. flashflooder macrumors regular

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    Bingo. This is way more likely than them making any concessions.
     
  5. myztikal47 macrumors regular

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    YESSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSS!!! Finally, I knew there was a reason AT&T was trying to get everyone to move off their unlimited data. EFF YOU ATT!!!!! I'm so unbelievably happy right now.
     
  6. terraphantm macrumors 68040

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    So it'll be like Verizon. I'd rather have true unlimited than subsidized upgrades. If you're okay with less data, just move to a mobile share plan.

    I doubt ATT will force customers off the plans completely. They know the only thing keeping many of us loyal is the unlimited data
     
  7. Primejimbo macrumors 68040

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    That I can see happening from this.
     
  8. KPOM macrumors G5

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    My guess is that they will reach some settlement in which AT&T, like Verizon, agrees not to throttle (or at least raises the threshold above some of their tiered plans). I doubt they will change their tethering policy. VZW charges $30 extra to add tethering to a UDP.
     
  9. KPOM macrumors G5

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    I tend to buy off-contract phones. What will be interesting is if they make customers decide between a $25/month discount (on the Next plans) or unlimited data. But at least that would be a fairer comparison.
     
  10. jpeg42 macrumors 6502a

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    Most I see coming of this is now you will get a big red warning that you will be throttled when you renew your UDP. The data is still unlimited, just at reduced speeds.

    Perhaps AT&T will be forced to refund the ETF to those who were charged to quit over the change in terms.
     
  11. spiderpumpkin macrumors member

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    I'd pay full price for a phone just so I could keep my grandfathered unlimited data.
     
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