After losing in court to an angry customer who’s data was throttled, AT&T has decided to outline their unlimited data throttling process to its customers. Customers lucky enough to be grandfathered in for the unlimited data plan and using 3G or 4G (HSPA+) smartphones, your data will be throttled after 3GB of usage. Customers who are using 4G (LTE) smartphones, data throttling begins at 5GB of usage.
If you go past those limits, we can only assume AT&T will slow your data down to a snails crawl, if your lucky maybe a zombie shuffle. Let us know in the commentswhat you think of cellphone companies throttling your data usage.
Verizon’s CTO Fran Shammo revealed that Verizon Wireless will be bringing shared family data plans to Verizon Wireless customers by the middle of this year. The rumor has been circulating for a while, Shammo said that Verizon has been working on this for a year, so that everything will be smooth once the shared family plans are launched.
Unfortunately the rollout of these shared plans will begin with current 4G subscribers, so 3G users, looks like it’s time to upgrade.
Looks like Santa has come early this year as Verizon is reportedly in the process of rolling out a new data promotion. Starting tomorrow, November 8th, users signing up for a 4G data plan will receive double the advertised data. So if you sign up for the 2GB data plan you will be receiving 4GB for $30. It is unknown if current users will be able to take advantage of this promotion but it doesn’t hurt to try to contact a representative online. Be on the lookout tomorrow for this limited time offer, or for Santa’s reindeers as he drops off this amazing gift.
Documents have been found that show that starting November 1, Sprint is moving toward a tiered data plan for Mobile Hotspot and Mobile Broadband. The plan looks to have three different options; a 3GB, 5GB, and 10GB of allowed data, going over you tiered data will incur you serious charges. Does this change by Sprint, the Now Network, spell doom for unlimited data plans for their mobile phones? At the moment that answer is no, but similar plans were outlined by other major carriers and with the addition of the iPhone how long can Sprint’s network hold on. Tell us what you think in the comments below.