- 06-02-2010, 04:02 PM #76
What's the lawsuit going to claim, that AT&T made you mad? That you were forced to pout and stomp your feet? That although you don't have to pay for 3G, you really really want to, and it's not fair that AT&T is changing the rates?
- 06-02-2010, 04:13 PM #77iPhone Beginner
- 80 Posts
Nah, I wouldn't sue.
But bottom line -
1. Unlimited promises, not any more
2. On and off options, not any more
I could see if it was something 2-3-4 years down the line. But it's not. Its literally one month later. And about 16 days past the return date on the iPad.
This is not something they just pulled out of their rectum yesterday. They have been planning this for MONTHS, possibly years. In fact, Apple probably told them they couldn't announce it until AFTER the return period was over for new adapters.
It makes me sick. Really does. Apple STILL has it on the website as a sales tool. And it's not even true and they knew it wasn't going to be true when they did all the advertising and gushing about how wonderful the iPad is and how the new iPad agreement with AT&T would change the face of how wireless companies do business.
I just dropped 800.00 for a device that I can not use the way they promised I could use it. I was counting on be able to turn it off and on and get the unlimited on the months I'm doing extensive travel or work duties.
Last edited by VLennert; 06-02-2010 at 04:16 PM.
- 06-02-2010, 04:34 PM #78
- 06-02-2010, 04:38 PM #79
This happens to coincide with them allowing Skype to work over their 3G network. I think that they could be worried that VOIP will take away from their voice revenue. Why not just give the option for people who want to use VOIP to have an additional charge?
The real problem is that they are the only provider for the iPad at this point. If you could get a data plan from Verizon, sprint, or t-mobile the AT&T crackdown wouldn't be such a big thing.
Last edited by Lotus Esprit V8; 06-02-2010 at 05:15 PM.
- 06-02-2010, 05:19 PM #80iPhone Beginner
- 80 Posts
That's going away. I either pay my 29.99 a month every single month or I lose it.
- 06-02-2010, 05:41 PM #81
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- 06-03-2010, 07:16 AM #86
1) AT&T-connected devices, from what I have seen and experienced, often show full bars, while demonstrating weak or slow connections.
2). Whatever speeds you get locally do not necessarily reflect those in other places. I usually get around 600-700kbps down (despite recent exceptions) but I don't laugh at anyone who claims to get or expects to get a couple Mbps down where they are. It's just how these things vary from pkace to place and time to time.
I don't mean to condescend, so I hope it doesn't sound that way, but those two points seem highly relevant and, unfortunately, in opposition to your position.
- 06-03-2010, 08:57 AM #87
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- 06-03-2010, 02:44 PM #89
I reset my stats last night and drove to & from work streaming Slacker, and I'm up to 120mb. Just one round trip and average email/twitter usage, and I'm up to 125mb.
Why didn't AT&T give us rollover data? Ugh.
The things that people will put up with just to save $5. *sigh*
- 06-03-2010, 04:02 PM #90
I hate the cap but honestly I understand why. AT&T is only going first because of the iphone. The others will follow I assure you. What I don't truly understand is the lack of extra data with tethering. Why not allow tethering and charge for the data?
This change in policy has deflated my desire to get a new iPhone. My3gs will be just fine for the next year and a half. And believe my I'm going to be using as much data as I possibly can.
- 06-03-2010, 04:16 PM #91
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- 06-03-2010, 04:37 PM #93iPhone Nanite
- 7 Posts
AT&T stabbed us in the back, again
Today, I sent the following email to Steve Jobs:
AT&Tís new data plan is a betrayal of trust to those of us who stood in line to buy our iPad. How could let them pull the rug out from under us? This breach of promise with your loyal adopters should be sufficient justification to open up competition in the U.S. to a CDMA-iPad and iPhone. I for one would sell my AT&T iPhone and iPad in a heartbeat and buy their Verizon counterparts. Many of us have barely tolerated AT&T for the sake of our iPhones and iPads. Please speak out on this issue before you lose us as loyal customers.
West Des Moines, Iowa USA
Perhaps others should do the same.
- 06-03-2010, 08:53 PM #94
Hopefully this was the question you were asking if not then just ignore this post.
- 06-03-2010, 09:30 PM #95
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- 06-04-2010, 04:50 AM #100
I tested my usage out earlier on my drive home from some shopping, I listened to last FM, AOL Radio, and Pandora. In total I used my phone for about 35 minutes, and it used 62 megabytes!!! At that rate I'd blow through 200 mb in a couple days, so all the people thinking they will save a few bucks a month by going to the 200mb plan, are going to be shocked when they see their bill, and realize they have burned up several gb's after using their GPS everyday as they stream Pandora in the background.
So the 200 mb plan is only good for those that use their phones for little else than making calls, which kind of makes having an iPhone pointless. Even the 2gb plan is not nearly enough, if I used 62 mb in 35 minutes, of normal, light use, I see lots of angry people in the future with ridiculous bills for going way over their monthly cap.
I don't even need to touch on the ridiculous 20 dollar fee for tethering that caps you at 2 gb and gives you no added data for the money and what criminals it makes of AT&T.