The task of managing grandfathered unlimited data plans has been a bit tricky for some carriers. Most have implemented a throttling system that prevents customers from taking up too much of the network with their data usage. With AT&T, unlimited data users in congested areas used to be able to use up to 5GB of ... Read More »
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AT&T needs to get its wallet out.
The FCC has revealed that it plans to fine AT&T Mobility to $100 million for “misleading its customers about unlimited mobile data plans.” According to the FCC, AT&T “severely slowed down” the speeds of unlimited data customers and failed to ... Read More »
FTC fines TracFone $40 million because it believes that throttled unlimited data isn’t really unlimited
After taking AT&T to task for throttling unlimited data plans in late 2014, the Federal Trade Commission is now going after prepaid provider TracFone.
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AT&T today tweaked its two most expensive GoPhone prepaid smartphone plans, and the good news is that the changes are mostly good.
Data throttling is an undeniably frustrating tool in network management, especially when implemented with “unlimited” data plans. Carriers can promise you unlimited data and keep that promise but control your data intake only making the first 1-10GBs of that data anywhere near usable. After that, throttling kicks in and you’re stuck sub-Edge speeds. The Read More »
Verizon, the carrier who has long worked to put an end to unlimited data, has just made the decision to cancel its network “optimization” plans that would include throttling for heavy unlimited 4G LTE data users when the network is congested. A couple of months ago, Verizon announced that it would begin network optimization to ... Read More »
Data throttling has become increasingly common among US carriers in recent years as unlimited data plans disappear and adoption of smartphones and tablets grows. Recently we learned that Sprint MVNOs Boost Mobile and Virgin Mobile will soon begin throttling heavy data users even more than they have in the past, and today it’s ... Read More »
A few days back, we told you the story of an AT&T customer whose data was throttled once he used a little more than 2GB on his unlimited plan. It’s no secret that AT&T has been throttling data for the top five percent of consumers since last year, but none of us were expecting that the ... Read More »
I have some bad news for all you AT&T (and possibly T-Mobile) customers out there. According to some rumors, Ma Bell will soon start to throttle the top 5% customers who use the most data. Supposedly, you can expect this bandwidth throttling to go into effect this October.
Details are scarce on this ... Read More »