- 01-31-2012, 09:44 PM #26iPhone Nanite
- 4 Posts
i can only speak for my area but i can tell you that in south florida sprint is faster than at&t. i ve had an at&t smartphone since the motorola MPX 220 which was the first windows phone around 10 years ago and cingular/at&t are always finding new ways to squeze every penny out of their clients. I cant even remember the last time they came up with something for the benefit of their customers and once they got the exclusivity of the iphone they took advantage of that. Now that the other providers offer the iphone people are slowly but surely migrating away from at&t and with good reason.
- 02-01-2012, 09:12 AM #27
- 02-01-2012, 03:29 PM #28
Well I just got the message for using 2 gigs! I am on the phone now raising hell. At 2 gigs I am the top 5% of users according to AT&T...
***It is so obvious they want all of us off the unlimited data plan in the worst way. Spoke to 3 people and they all tried to force me onto the 3 gig plan.
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- 02-01-2012, 05:50 PM #29
- 02-01-2012, 08:53 PM #30
- 02-01-2012, 09:20 PM #31
I'm regularly using 5 to 7GB per month and I have yet to receive the message and I've never been throttled that I've ever noticed. I'm in S Florida with the Unlimited plan and part of a Family Plan. I've also noticed around midnight on some nights there's some sort of data transfer going on sometimes in the hundreds of megs. All while I'm at home sleeping when my phone should be on wifi.
On another note, my job provided me the Galaxy S 2 on Sprint and I wouldn't wish their horrible data speeds on my worst enemy. Coverage is horrible too with the phone roaming at random. Others I know with Sprint say this happens to them too.
- 02-01-2012, 11:02 PM #32
- 02-01-2012, 11:12 PM #33iPhone Nanite
- 4 Posts
Well my wife who has a separate account just got her email of being on the top 5% with 2gb. Now how can she be in the top 5% with 2 gb when I got the email yesterday because I was at 5gb. I have a feeling that since AT&T has not provided what the top 5% avarege use of data numbers are, they are just scamming everyone but just sending emails at random times. This is bull S and it should be investigated by the FCC or whoever keeps an eye on these fucers
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- 02-01-2012, 11:36 PM #34
- 02-02-2012, 08:41 AM #35
- 02-02-2012, 10:46 AM #36
I was always under the impression top 5% in usage was relative to your area. In other words, if the top 5% use 5 gigs or more a month, then you don't get the warning at 2. I think it should be 5 gigs a month for $30. Here is my usage the last 12 months:
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- 02-02-2012, 12:37 PM #37
- 02-02-2012, 02:14 PM #38
- 02-02-2012, 02:25 PM #39
What cracks me up (as someone pointed out in the comments section of your blog post about this) is that you can buy 3GB for $30 a month. Why then would those of us paying $30 a month, for "unlimited", get throttled at 2GB? Does that mean that the people on the 3GB/$30 plan have slower data speeds between 2GB and 3GB? I think not!
I haven't gotten any messages yet, but it still p*sses me off as an AT&T customer. It's not right!
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- 02-02-2012, 02:53 PM #40
- 02-02-2012, 02:54 PM #41
- 02-03-2012, 05:18 AM #42
I thankfully haven't gotten the message and since the 4S recently got jailbroken, ive been using mywi since my iPad is a wifi only. Very suprised I haven't been notified. Lets see how long unlimited really lasts. (I've had the iPhone since 09)
- 02-03-2012, 05:49 PM #43
- 02-04-2012, 08:48 AM #44
- 02-04-2012, 10:17 AM #45
Class action lawsuits are a waste.
- 02-04-2012, 10:32 AM #46
Let me play devils advocate here...
What if the top 5% of users are actually and truthfully killing data speeds for everyone else? What would you think then?
I can assure you that AT&T does and should care more about the other 95% of users than the top 5% of data users. I wouldn't be so sure that they want to force the top 5% of data users into the 3GB plan. They may just be happy booting you off the 3G data network to ease congestion and make it faster for everyone else.
P.S. 5 - 6 Gb of data per month for a flat rate is pretty excessive. Perhaps the calculation for "top 5%" is cumulative rather than monthly, no matter what the phone rep tells you...
- 02-04-2012, 12:18 PM #47
- 02-05-2012, 11:01 AM #48
- 02-05-2012, 11:16 AM #49
- 02-05-2012, 12:13 PM #50
I was at genius bar last night getting iPad swapped out. Guy next to me was there because he got throttled with AT&T and he was thinking Apple could reverse that. Genius tech said all cases he heard are AT&T is throttling everybody at 2GB's so they will switch to 3 just as we're saying. We are now paying $30 for 2GB's.