Re: ATT throttles unlimited account when data usage is only 1.5Gb
12-24-2011 11:03:49 AM
AT&T has a plan for that. The metered plan. You moderate youself. You get unlimited data, no throttle, and you pay for whatever you want to use.
So yes, they do hear you.
Unfortunatley for a data dependant device it's the equivelant of advertising "unlimited air" for people... "Oh you're breathing too much, we're going start throttling your O2... Maybe not enough to kill you completely, but, you're probably going to be unconscious until the next billing period..."
Yeah, that's "unlimited" all right.
You guys can split hairs all you want, but when the throttling effectively breaks the functions, then it doesn't matter, limited or not, because the net affect is you can't use the data apps on your phone.
Please for god's sake STOP calling it unlimited. It is not. Every time you do, you lie.
It is only a lie in your mind..
Question If I am throttled do I still have the data usage, althoguh it is not as fast as I feel it should be
Answer - Yes you do still have unlimited access to data at a reduced speed.
No lie, unless you can come up with valididateable ATT documentation (or ANY carrier by for that matter) that promises you unlimited data at unlimited speeds.
funny thing - this same type of converstation is being held on other carriers forums due their form of throttling that they call by another name.