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post #21 of 275
This is ridiculous.

I'm already paying for terrible internet and now there's a cap.
post #22 of 275
Okay, maybe I'm crazy but I can't help but ignore this... did AT&T wait and start rolling out these caps right after a horrific natural disaster on purpose? That way, no news organizations would have time to report on it and many people won't even know, so no one will speak out about it. I mean, it sounds really sleazy, but AT&T is notoriously sleazy about these things. I really hope this isn't a sign of things to come.

Also last month I used 1.2TB of data. I don't torrent or anything either. That was also a light month. Thank god for FiOS!
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Now im very glad at the last min the at&t page said i couldnt get uverse cause i was planning on changing to it my cable still has unlimited and right now i pay for 10mbit and get 30mbit between 12am and 4pm. These companys probly are getting a paycheck from mpaa and riaa and even brick and mortal retails stores if they can limit how many legit movies and music people download thats more people will go see and rent. 1 movie from netflix probly comsumes 500-1gig with hd ones using 2-6gigs.
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Damn you AT&T.
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This is gonna fail.
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AT&T service here is superb. Anything else sucks, but has unlimited bandwidth and more expensive. Time to switch.
    
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post #27 of 275
I have no problems with caps as long as there is competition. Caps are a lesser evil than unadvertised throttling and packet management solutions, at least you see the 250Gigabyte cap in fat letters on the ad. The truth is that data usage, not bandwidth speed, is the statistic that matters cost and infrastructure wise for the ISPs.

That said, AT&T is terrible and I will never refer friend or family to them (and I'm the tech guy, so I do this once a week). I was paying $50 a month for 700kbps, and the final straw was some very minor billing/tech issue that I was on the phone for. They hung up on me twice and I was on hold for an hour total, I ended up just cussing them out and switching to cable, where I am now getting 2 megs for the same price with TWC. Time Warner might be "evil" too, but their customer service is much much better from first hand experience.

The one feat I have is that caps will be hidden in fine print. There need to be clear rules to advertise caps, and especially ban the use of "unlimited data" if there are caps or throttles of any kind. "unlimited" is a very strong word for advertising, so hopefully someone will always be offering uncapped service.
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Quote:
Originally Posted by SinX7 View Post
This is gonna fail.
I worry it may not. Internet access is like oil. Everyone needs it, they get you hooked and then jack up the prices and as a market force all companies work under the same principle of limiting how much you may have.
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CRAP!!! ATT is my ONLY choice for high speed internet in my apartment complex!
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Lol there like 7 houses with att by me with wep. Just lech their bandwidth

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