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To be fair, unlimited doesn't have to mean fast.
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To be fair, unlimited doesn't have to mean fast.

^This...
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post #13 of 18
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To be fair, unlimited doesn't have to mean fast.

^This...

Seriously? Its unlimited 3g, so it has to be at 3g speeds, not at barely usable speeds. Nobody knows that they will be intentionally throttled down to almost unusable speeds when they reach 2gb/3gb cap, people signed up for that unlimited plan without at&t telling that they will throttle down the connection after 2gb.
I can't understand why they advertised it as unlimited plan if they are limiting your speeds. This is like going to an eat all you can restaurant, then after you eat so much, a waiter will aproach you and tell you that "you already ate too much so you can't use those regular plates and utensils anymore, so i will give you this micro plate, micro spoon, micro fork, micro knife, etc. So you can't eat that much anymore"
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lol our best unlimited here is 1GB used throttled to 64/64 loll..
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post #15 of 18
While still not great this is at least better... I was being throttled about 2 1/2 weeks into the month every month. If the throttling was to say 1/2 of my normal 3G it would be fine but they make it unusable. 90% of the time webpages time out before they can even load
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post #16 of 18
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All I ever asked for... 2GB was silly when the cheaper plan is 3GB..
Does iPhone 4s considered 4G

The 4s is HSPA+ (considered 4G by some, and ATT lists it as 4G on their website), but the 5 gig limit is for 4G LTE (which the 4s is not).
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To be fair, unlimited doesn't have to mean fast.
^This...

True but... if they restrict your data speed so far down then it isn't exactly unlimited, as you could only reach a theoretical threshold if you downloaded 24/7 throttled vs non-throttled. Just showing the other side of the argument. smile.gif

Either way, ATT has the best coverage in my area by far, their customer support is beyond helpful with my parents and grandmother... I could complain but meh. I'll just take it and live with it.

Here's to hoping one day, after they've almost manhandled everyone into a tiered plan they let us Unlimited users actually go unlimited. One can blindly hope right? tongue.gif
     
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Here's to hoping one day, after they've almost manhandled everyone into a tiered plan they let us Unlimited users actually go unlimited. One can blindly hope right? tongue.gif

LOL, thats my hope also.
Now that I at least get 3 gigs (the same I would get paying $30/month now) I don't see any reason to change. Still not happy that I get throttled though. I hope one day they will let off and let unlimited be unlimited again (or at least till I get a LTE phone, then I get 5 gigs (for now)).
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