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With the rapid demise of unlimited data plans, more and more users are on plans that allow a fixed amount of data per month before extra data charges are incurred. Users need to feel confident that when they buy a data plan, the meter the carrier is using is accurate. Some AT& users feel that isn't the case and a law firm has backed up that assertion.
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I'm glad Joe Public is standing up and fighting in the ring with this huge corp.
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This has been an ongoing action for a while - they have showed that even with all data turned off that the phone still uses data
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Go team! I was unlucky to miss out on the unlimited data :/ I hate caps so much. I have a hard time comprehending why they don't upgrade to handle the data they need. better data rates - data caps = happy customers, and more of them, meaning more profits, so everybody wins. its not hard kids.
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It's not just AT&T. I'm paying $15 a month for 150MB with Verizon because I didn't want to cough up $30 for unlimited. Those were my options. I mean, I mainly use wi-fi, but this is a freakin' joke.

EDIT: Misread the OP. My bad. Don't think my Verizon phone leaks data through 3G when it's turned off. Though if I go over, it's another $15 for another 150MB. A joke.
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I wish AT&T would do like t-mobile you go over and your speed is limited. Insted they add a gig to your bill and charge 10 bucks. If this suit finally changes something ill be happy.
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Go team! I was unlucky to miss out on the unlimited data :/ I hate caps so much. I have a hard time comprehending why they don't upgrade to handle the data they need. better data rates - data caps = happy customers, and more of them, meaning more profits, so everybody wins. its not hard kids.
While yes in todays world of faster connections we are getting more restrictive caps, it is nothing more then greed that compels the network providers. It has been proven many times that the caps are not usually about network problems, but more about profits.

Example: All the network providers charge for SMS messages, but those messages are nearly free to route for the towers.

I am waiting for some kind of gov't intervention, but I sadly doubt that will happen.
    
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At the end of the day theses companies are greedy. We are ripped off here in Canada. Text msg are nearly free to send, and to transfer a gig of data costs them one penny. There making a huge profit but somehow they want more.
    
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un·lim·it·ed
   [uhn-lim-i-tid]

–adjective
1.
not limited; unrestricted; unconfined: unlimited trade.

2.
boundless; infinite; vast: the unlimited skies.

3.
without any qualification or exception; unconditional.
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At the end of the day theses companies are greedy. We are ripped off here in Canada. Text msg are nearly free to send, and to transfer a gig of data costs them one penny. There making a huge profit but somehow they want more.
Shareholders are not happy unless profits are being shown every quarter. If you aren't growing you are failing.

That's basically the only rule to them.
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Go team! I was unlucky to miss out on the unlimited data :/ I hate caps so much. I have a hard time comprehending why they don't upgrade to handle the data they need. better data rates - data caps = happy customers, and more of them, meaning more profits, so everybody wins. its not hard kids.
they still have Unlimited data, you just need an iPhone 2g and about an hour of time.
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