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Public backlash against AT&T (T +0.5%) starts to stir up after the company slows down data...

Public backlash against AT&T (T +0.5%) starts to stir up after the company slows down data speeds for its heaviest cellular users in order to better manage its network. Though the issue follows up on a previous warning from AT&T last year to its 17M unlimited data plan subscribers, it poses a threat to sales if consumers start tagging the carrier as the "slow" network.
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  • Gary Jakacky
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    ATT is redistributing bandwidth wealth away from the super rich data hogs to the 99% of users for whom a cell phone is a way to communicate...not a video drug designed to fill the emptiness in their lives. Go T!
    13 Feb 2012, 10:19 AM Reply Like
  • muoio
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    Pigs are pigs and it is like anything else...we pay for them at the trough.
    13 Feb 2012, 09:33 PM Reply Like
  • mogando
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    Technically AT&T only sold "unlimited data" to iPhone 1 users, which uses EDGE, so for those grandfathered in, as long as AT&T allows "unlimited EDGE speed data" then they're not really breaking their promise

     

    But then I know people who abuse it and use 10GB on their phone monthly and illegally tether their laptop... no wonder AT&T is angry
    13 Feb 2012, 10:40 AM Reply Like
  • HackFab
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    Forward any complaints to the FCC and DOJ due to blocking the T-Mobile deal.

     

    Long T.
    13 Feb 2012, 10:40 AM Reply Like
  • jperkins
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    HackFab, you got it right. ATT will not get over the T-Mobile deal without taking us suckers for the ride.
    15 Feb 2012, 11:35 AM Reply Like
  • frichards72
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    Maybe You guys haven't tried Verizon lately! the entire internet is bogged down because of the useless crap that is being broadcast, like Facebook and all the other chat rooms. I have used almost every provider available and they all slow down to less than dial up speed when the kids get home from school Friday afternoon.
    15 Feb 2012, 01:16 PM Reply Like
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