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Old 03-02-2012, 04:19 PM
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Re: AT&T's "Unlimited" data plans oficially throttled at 3GB or 5GB for LTE

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That was my situation im unemployed and on unemployment which only pays me $176 every 2 weeks, my dad is about to get laid off and we can barely afford the rent where we live as it is. He constantly has to get payday advances which screws us over even more in the long run (lost our cable forever last year as a result of this). I'm also in college and have to pay for my fares to and from school 4 days a week (fares recently went up) sure I'm getting financial aid for that but that only covers the bus fares but not the train fares that I have to pay. The only ISP that has internet for that price is AT$T and we HATE them and would never give them anything.
DSL for ATT is like $20 a month. I know you "hate" them, but when you look at it all ISPs and phone carriers are just big ass corporations with hundreds of employees, so to hate the entire corporation is a little obtuse IMO. I "hate" comcast, but it was probably just a few idiots they had for customer service reps.

I don't get how you can afford tmobile with a wp7 device if you're that strapped, why don't you get on cricket or even a $15 a month minute only plan?

It just seems incredible to me that you can't scrape $20 a month or so.

Are you telling me you never go out to eat or go to movies or anything?
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Old 03-02-2012, 04:38 PM
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Re: AT&T's "Unlimited" data plans oficially throttled at 3GB or 5GB for LTE

I had cricket but they were terrible and they don't have wp7 devices, only crappy android (mom has one and it sucks) not to also mention that cricket has a 1GB cap and uses sprint's network for 3G. I'd rather use that extra money to go out then to pay extra to AT$T, if I did get that I wouldn't have money to go out. The money to do that comes from me no longer having to pay bus fares.
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Old 03-02-2012, 05:32 PM
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Re: AT&T's "Unlimited" data plans oficially throttled at 3GB or 5GB for LTE

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I had cricket but they were terrible and they don't have wp7 devices, only crappy android (mom has one and it sucks) not to also mention that cricket has a 1GB cap and uses sprint's network for 3G. I'd rather use that extra money to go out then to pay extra to AT$T, if I did get that I wouldn't have money to go out. The money to do that comes from me no longer having to pay bus fares.
1) you could probably reprogram an Arrive on Cricket

2) You could use Boost or any other cheaper carrier, you could also use T-Mobile's "Simple Mobile" for cheaper stuff

3) You COULD have worked it to get internet and phone, but decided that hating ATT and going out were more important. I'm not saying you're wrong. And if tethering for home internet is your deal, then T-Mobile is perfect for you, but if you don't do that, then when you DO use your phone's internet, ATT and VZW's LTE smokes the competition.
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Old 03-02-2012, 07:00 PM
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Re: AT&T's "Unlimited" data plans oficially throttled at 3GB or 5GB for LTE

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1) you could probably reprogram an Arrive on Cricket

2) You could use Boost or any other cheaper carrier, you could also use T-Mobile's "Simple Mobile" for cheaper stuff

3) You COULD have worked it to get internet and phone, but decided that hating ATT and going out were more important. I'm not saying you're wrong. And if tethering for home internet is your deal, then T-Mobile is perfect for you, but if you don't do that, then when you DO use your phone's internet, ATT and VZW's LTE smokes the competition.
1) I looked into that option awhile ago when I had my TP and it wouldn't have worked here because the TP or the arrive aren't tri band phones. Might be different now since cricket does use sprint 3G.

2) I looked into simple mobile before i went to T-mobile and found a thread on HoFo that was talking about very slow speeds on less than a $60 plan and that they disconnect users who tether or use too much data.

3)yup so T-mo is the best out of the alternatives.
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Old 03-18-2012, 10:27 PM
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A consumer in California just won the lawsuit against att throttling. Now att will only throttle at 3gb I think and on lte it will be 5gb. I guess for those who need att this is good news.

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Old 03-21-2012, 10:14 PM
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Is that your att speed?

Now calculate how many days that will take you to get to 3GB and get throttled to 2g!
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Old 03-22-2012, 08:34 AM
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Re: AT&T's "Unlimited" data plans oficially throttled at 3GB or 5GB for LTE

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Is that your att speed?

Now calculate how many days that will take you to get to 3GB and get throttled to 2g!
yeah but for short bursts it's awesome, I don't need to use it to tether my house. I'm not saying I agree with the throttling, but it's not quite as big a deal to me. Besides, I get 5 gigs for as much as I paid on tmobile. So I would never get throttled, it's only for legacy unlimited plans.

I don't think I've ever used 5gb in one month.
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Re: AT&T's "Unlimited" data plans oficially throttled at 3GB or 5GB for LTE

god damn. it was awaiting to happen sooner or later
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Re: AT&T's "Unlimited" data plans oficially throttled at 3GB or 5GB for LTE

AT&T, the second largest mobile carrier in the nation, has introduced shared data programs, currently only offered by Verizon Wireless, the largest carrier. AT&T's shared data programs will be good for a lot of people, but others are likely to get stuck with a bigger phone bill.
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