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Granted, i dont use a cel at all, NonE of them work where i live within ~40 miles. I am curious though...speeds get throttled, so it takes longer to do w/e youre doing, but you can STILL do it....so, it's still unlimited, it would appear...just not at the best speed available? Or am i totally missing something here? Has anyone had their carrier actually STOP any further data usage for them in a billing cycle? "sorry, you may no longer use any data this cycle" etc etc?


The data service is throttled so hard, every time you click on something you have to wait 90 seconds.

 

try it with your desktop.

 

Click a link. Wait 90 seconds, then start reading/browsing. If you click anything, wait another 90 seconds. 

 
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This is nothing new for those of us on their "fastest service for $20 a month" home internet service. You don't upgrade to something higher end within a year... throttled, you hook up more than one PC/console to your connection... throttled. you try gaming or loading multiple videos at once/ downloading files over 1GB... internet turned off for a couple minutes. Also, they deny you customer service after a few months, but still find the time to send people to your house/ call you weekly trying to get you to upgrade, you say no to the guy on the phone and you're be running at dial up speeds for a week. You demand that they come to your house for a service call and they cut your power for a couple days(happened to a neighbor, ATT refused to come back and fix their 'accident' until the support ticket cleared the system).

We also have a download cap of 250GB, but that's not much of a concern even if you download 24/7 your not hitting that cap, the throttling starts up as soon as you start doing anything remotely taxing to the 1mb/sec connection.
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