WTF!? AT&T Reducing Data Speed For Customers Who Use OVER 3GB

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by VideoNewbie, Jun 15, 2012.

  1. VideoNewbie macrumors 6502

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    i have an unlimited data plan while using my WIFI today (delayed message perhaps?) i got a text saying that ive used over 3gb of data and that at&t is going to reduce speeds for people who go over 3gb in each billing cycle

    ***** them
     
  2. dukebound85 macrumors P6

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    this is old news, but yes, they throttle after 3 GBs now, even for those of us on unlimited
     
  3. lordofthereef macrumors G5

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  4. VideoNewbie thread starter macrumors 6502

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    ive never received this text before and i use my phone like crazy so its weird how i got it while using wifi thism orning. i havent even used my 3g since like i dont know 15 hours ago
     
  5. F123D macrumors 68040

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    That 5GB of unlimited data for 4G LTE before throttling better still be there when the new iPhone comes out..
     
  6. lordofthereef macrumors G5

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    You must not frequent forums/read news then? :)
     
  7. Big.Mac.Daddy macrumors 6502a

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    You don't think AT&T will pull a Verizon and say we can keep 'unlimited' but won't be eligible for subsidized pricing?
     
  8. cyks macrumors 68020

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    Why would they? They have no motivation to do so.
     
  9. Big.Mac.Daddy macrumors 6502a

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    Profits? If there wasn't any motivation then why would Verizon do it?
     
  10. cyks macrumors 68020

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    Unlike Verizon who only does it temporarily as needed, AT&T has, for all intents, already dropped unlimited. Offering customers the ability to keep 'Unlimited' if they buy their own phones outright would either cause AT&T to drop the 3GB limits or cause outrage when those people find out that the limit is still in place. Neither is a good solution.

    It works for Verizon because they've shown that they don't care (as much as AT&T) if users use 10GB+ of data...so long as it doesn't interfere with other customers and hurt their bottom line. With that mentality, they can continue to offer unlimited - especially to those that are willing to pay Verizon extra due to the lack of a subsidy.

    Figure that's an extra $400+ every 2 years that people would be paying Verizon to stay on Unlimited.
     

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