The San Jose Mercury-News reports on
Southwestern Bell’s Cingular’s AT&T’s throttling the data usage of persons using its unlimited data plan for iGadgets.
AT&T claims it is cracking down on the few data hogs who are ruining life for the rest of the world. But it looks like more than that.
Trang’s iPhone was throttled just two weeks into his billing cycle, after he’d consumed 2.3 gigabytes of data. He pays $30 per month for “unlimited” data. Meanwhile, Dallas-based AT&T now sells a limited, or “tiered,” plan that provides 3 gigabytes of data for the same price.
Users report that if they call the company to ask or complain about the throttling, AT&T customer support representatives suggest they switch to the limited plan.