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Old 04-25-2012, 08:11 PM   #1
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AT&T data throttling

I thought this was supposed to be the top 5% for each month.... This is the latest text message I got yesterday from them saying now that if I go over 3gigs this month or later months that I'll flatout get throttled. This is BS. Whats the point in a unlimited data plan when youll be throttled. I average 6-8 gigs a month. Whats the point of Netflix on mobile platforms if you have to check to see if you can watch something whole way through before it buffers every 5 sec. I'd switch to Sprint but there network is as slow as what AT&Ts throttled speeds are!! Cant win!
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Old 04-25-2012, 08:13 PM   #2
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that's the reason i switched to sprint. no problems for me.
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Old 04-25-2012, 08:13 PM   #3
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i have the "unlimited" plan as well, but i have never gotten that message. that is just some B.S. I hate cellular companies. they are all scam artists!
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Old 04-25-2012, 08:17 PM   #4
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that's the reason i switched to sprint. no problems for me.
Sprint has crap for coverage where I live, and Verizon is like $10 more a month and plus they dont have the unlimited plan anymore. I could probly Jailbreak my phone and go to T-mobile but there coverage is scarse also.... Just cant win!
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Old 04-25-2012, 08:56 PM   #5
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I have AT&T unlimited and have never gotten that msg. Hmm
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Old 04-25-2012, 09:03 PM   #6
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Old 04-25-2012, 09:10 PM   #7
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I have been getting that message as well. So much for "unlimited data." Maybe a class action law suit is in order.
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Old 04-25-2012, 09:18 PM   #8
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there was a guy on the new that actually took that to small claims court and won!
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Old 04-25-2012, 09:26 PM   #9
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I got the 5% message in feb when I watched netflix movies (like 3 per night) all month. But never got throttled. That sucks. I've been with att for a long time, I was a cingular customer that got brought in. I'll be out of contract by the end of the year on all 5 lines I pay for and may be considering a switch. I have been disappointed with att's customer service lately.
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Old 04-25-2012, 10:52 PM   #10
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Old 04-25-2012, 11:44 PM   #11
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I got the message the other day. I hope a class action suit is in order. Douche bags.
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Old 04-25-2012, 11:48 PM   #12
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At least you guys must have 3G. I have to use wi-fi or my phone is worthless.
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Old 04-26-2012, 10:43 AM   #13
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I was throttled December, January, and February back when it was the "top 5% of data users". Speeds we're so slow and made my phone useless for anything but reading facebook text. I couldn't load images or stream music at all. Since March, they implemented the 3GB limit and doubled the speeds when you get throttled. But I found a way to watch Netflix on wifi instead so my data usage during the day dropped significantly.
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Old 04-26-2012, 11:42 AM   #14
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Old 04-26-2012, 12:56 PM   #15
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Old 04-26-2012, 02:08 PM   #16
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Haven't gotten that message, but I'm pretty sure that it won't be long until everyone gets it.
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Old 04-26-2012, 04:30 PM   #17
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I was throttled December, January, and February back when it was the "top 5% of data users". Speeds we're so slow and made my phone useless for anything but reading facebook text. I couldn't load images or stream music at all. Since March, they implemented the 3GB limit and doubled the speeds when you get throttled. But I found a way to watch Netflix on wifi instead so my data usage during the day dropped significantly.
Thats good they doubled the speed of being throttled atleast, maybe i can load a website then in under 5 min....

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I got the 5% message in feb when I watched netflix movies (like 3 per night) all month. But never got throttled. That sucks. I've been with att for a long time, I was a cingular customer that got brought in. I'll be out of contract by the end of the year on all 5 lines I pay for and may be considering a switch. I have been disappointed with att's customer service lately.
Ya Ive been with them since 04 when i got my very first cell phone on my own when i was 18 and ive had the iphone since its debut, i really hate to leave them but i need my data plan

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there was a guy on the new that actually took that to small claims court and won!
Ya that was with the 5% rule and he got that message when under 2 gigs when att already has a 2gb plan

My 2 years up this summer so when the new iphone comes out im really gonna have to check out what other companies have for me. And with it being 4G can only imagine how fast I'm gonna hit that 3GB mark
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Old 04-26-2012, 04:43 PM   #18
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Verizon is doing it to me. I'm sick of it.
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Old 04-27-2012, 01:02 PM   #19
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I get that every month. Guess it's what I get for being on C5 on my phone all damn day! LoL.
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Old 04-27-2012, 01:18 PM   #20
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Sprint throttles their top 1% CEO said so. Look it up. There is no such thing as an unlimited data plan in the US. Sucks, but that's just how it is. Use wifi more like me.

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Old 04-27-2012, 03:36 PM   #21
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Old 04-27-2012, 04:21 PM   #22
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I saw the following regarding lawsuits and such:

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...AT&T's reversal comes less than a week after iPhone user Matt Spaccarelli won a small claims lawsuit against the company for slowing down his service. A Simi Valley, Calif. judge awarded Spaccarelli $850, agreeing that "unlimited" service shouldn't be subject to slowdowns. AT&T argued that it never guaranteed the speed of the service, just that it would provide unlimited downloads. The company said it will appeal the decision. It bars subscribers from bringing class action suits...
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Old 04-28-2012, 11:29 AM   #23
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Thanks for that article, I like how Verizon is doing it, only slowing you down if that tower is being too congested. Shouldnt be punished bc your moving in a car and you live in the middle of nowhere were like 50 people may be connecting to one tower and 1 person is streaming video and you then you decide to go to a city to a mall and your streaming audio while in your car and you get hit from that tower that has 1000 people all streaming from it and you receive the text. Then when you go back to where you live and your unthrottled when you hit the tower with few people on it.
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