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[TECHSPOT] AT&T to Throttle Unlimited Data users starting October 1

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What began as a rumor yesterday has been officially confirmed: AT&T will begin throttling mobile broadband speeds later this year. In an announcement today, the carrier said it is taking steps to cope with the exploding demand for mobile data and the resulting network congestion. At least a part of that plan will include the reduction of data throughput for the remaining subscribers of the companies unlimited data plan -- at least those who exceed a certain monthly bandwidth threshold, anyway.
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Too bad I live in Canada .
     
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If Verizon follows suit, I'll have revenge.
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How can they do this when people signed a contract to pay for unlimited data? I would be furious had I not canceled my AT&T contract months ago and moved out of the country.
 
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i hate this *insert foul language*!!

Seriously like now a days data planes on phones were supposed to replace even home internet because of tethering and we who have them and use them more and more everyday. And now they are throttling this crap!! If sprint does this too i will be supper upset.
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so they throttle down your speed?? so basically the speed will be about as fast as verizons 3g speed.
    
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What's the monthly cap limit?
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so they throttle down your speed?? so basically the speed will be about as fast as verizons 3g speed.
verizon's 3G is pretty quick like 2mb/ps download on my GFs Samsung Charge. I assume, like T-moble, AT&T will throttle down to their EDGE network
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post #8 of 14
sigh....
caps caps, and more caps
profit, profit, and more profit
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Don't people realize that these "unlimited" plans were never truly unlimited to begin with? I know for a fact that under AT&T the "unlimited" plan is has a cap of 5GB. Also, all ISP's have some sort of "heavy use" clause that allows them to get away with throttling even if they don't have a cap.

I don't really understand all the hate towards data caps on cells. I'd rather it be tiered so people like me don't have to pay as much for a service that I don't heavily use. If you want to be mad about something, complain about how they still have massive overage charges for SMS and phone calls.
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Oh wow look at that well placed fail of an Advertisement.

Pro tip: If something is unlimited then its not restricted. What a joke.
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