It’s already been documented and said by many that AT&T is attempting to force iPhone users with “unlimited data plans” to one of the more expensive and more restrictive plans.
Well, this month it would seem that I have now joined the club. What’s extremely odd about this is how low the actual amount of data used. I confirmed this with AT&T customer service.
When I asked the customer service representative what constitutes the top 5%. Give me a hard number. The rep could not give any relevant information except to say that among all the users in the area I’m among the top 5%. Even though 1550.26MB =
As you can see even with the correction it’s still not even remotely close to being abused. It just goes to show that cellular carriers only care about making money even at the cost of the customer. Sell the customer an unlimited data plan then complain the that said customer is using too much data. While we’re at it raise the price of all the other data plans and give users less for their money while nickel and diming them for text messaging on top of that.
Anyone who thinks that there is fair competition in cellular is highly mistaken. Every carrier in a specific market does the same thing, makes the same moves. AT&T had unlimited iPhone data plans at $30.00 then cancelled that plan. Verizon once getting the iPhone duplicated the same tactics. Now, both are offering plans which cost more but offer less for the money. Again where is the competition? Where is the FCC? Where have consumer rights gone? It seems like they have all gone down the toilet.