: Restoring speeds after billing cycle is over
02-13-2012 06:54:22 PM
Wow guys. Just want you to know, I'm not an at&t user... never have been (never will be) but after reading today about the ridiculous "throttling" of unlimited plans... I just had to sign up to voice my opinion here.
How horrible is it for them to play the game... well... we said it was unlimited, but we never said how fast the network was going to be. Well that's funny, because they've been promoting their 4G LTE for quite a while now... bragging about it's unreal speed... and so their "solution" to people that use the product they pay for is to throttle them down to 1% of the networks capability? Talk about a nasty way to treat their customers... absolutely disgusting.
I think most people can understand in certain areas (around cities) there may be too great a demand during certain times, where throttling is necessary... but from what I read today, once you are "throttled" it's for the duration of the cycle or month. That means, from 1 am to 4 am, when nobody is on the darn network you are still throttled. I mean... REALLY??? What's the point... to tick off your customers??? I'm ticked off and I'm not even your customer. This is so beyond wrong it's unreal... I hope there is a boycott coming and at&t loses BIG.
I've been a Verizon customer (small business and personal cell phones) for about 15 years but decided last month not to renew this month... going with Virgin Mobile with the Motorola Triumph... the fastest smart phone on a pre-paid plan to date. It will be using Sprint's 3G network... but I don't think it will be "throttled"... but who knows... maybe they will too? I did read in these articles that Verizon, while they throttle the top users too... they are much smarter about it, in that they only throttle back the speed some (like half speed... not 1% speed like at&t) and that it's not for the entire cycle, but only until the network can support a higher speed and you get back all the speed minutes or hours later.
BOOOOOOO at&t... you S. U. C. K with a capital S.