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[Yahoo.com] Truck Driver Wins Court Battle Against AT&T over "unlimited" plan throttling

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http://finance.yahoo.com/news/judge-awards-iphone-user-850-195042534.html
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Pro-tem Judge Russell Nadel found in favor of Spaccarelli in Ventura Superior Court in Simi Valley on Friday, saying it wasn't fair for the company to purposely slow down his iPhone, when it had sold him an "unlimited data" plan.

Goes to show that we DO have power as consumers over big bad powerful at&t.

Also goes to show the value of small claims court. A bunch of my friends took Bank of America to small claims over overdraft fees and got all their money back plus extra for their troubles. If all the unlimited plan users took at&t to small claims, that would really show em.
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If only it was an F1 racer that won over ATT, then he would've definitely...

*puts on cool shades*

over throttled!

YEAHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH
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this is interesting...i still have my unlimited plan....and i did jsut get notices about it "slowing down".....doesnt seem fair...
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This mean nothing (other than sets a standard for other similar cases), AT&T will still throttle data, they probably lol'd at this.

In order for something like this make a change in anything, you need a mass amount of people complaining. Sure this guy was pissed off enough to complain, but does the rest of America care enough to take a company to court? Probably not.
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I'm going to AT&T just to take them to court. I hate companies that advertise crap.
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This mean nothing (other than sets a standard for other similar cases), AT&T will still throttle data, they probably lol'd at this.
In order for something like this make a change in anything, you need a mass amount of people complaining. Sure this guy was pissed off enough to complain, but does the rest of America care enough to take a company to court? Probably not.

thats the problem, not enough people take companies like at&t to small claims, either because they don't know how, or it is scary serving a big company.
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Well that set the precident for the rest of the american populace.

ATT had better rethink their wireless strategy and fast.
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http://finance.yahoo.com/news/judge-awards-iphone-user-850-195042534.html
Goes to show that we DO have power as consumers over big bad powerful at&t.
Also goes to show the value of small claims court. A bunch of my friends took Bank of America to small claims over overdraft fees and got all their money back plus extra for their troubles. If all the unlimited plan users took at&t to small claims, that would really show em.

They would have to pay a hell of a lot of lawyer fees to fight off 50,000 people in small claims court, whoosh!

They most likely would seek to settle out of court...

The real sad thing is....

The consumers, when they sue an ISP, all they accomplish is making everyone else pay more, because in business, all cost incurred to do business is passed down to the consumer, always!

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They would have to pay a hell of a lot of lawyer fees to fight off 50,000 people in small claims court, whoosh!
They most likely would seek to settle out of court...
The real sad thing is....
The consumers, when they sue an ISP, all they accomplish is making everyone else pay more, because in business, all cost incurred to do business is passed down to the consumer, always!
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Quite a vicious cycle, eh?

The good news is that there are other carriers out there, and virtually all of them are considered better. I'd say this is infact a lose-lose for ATT.
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If this goes all the way tot he Supreme court AT&T will 2in 5-4 as usual.
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