Poor iPhone and iPad users of the world! AT&T has put a cap on some unlimited data users in certain parts of the country. Those who are considered to be data hogs loose their speed and are throttled in how much data they can use.
Last year AT&T warned unlimited data users that they would start policing their customer’s usage. However, it seems only now are they actively enforcing these rules. Back in 2010 they stopped selling the plans and started using a tiered base system. That appears to be their goal to move their previously unlimited customers onto. While some might say that is wise, it does appear to make customers mad. Some are saying that they are looking to switch to a different phone carrier.
Data throttling appears to be a current trend. Internet service providers have done that to customers in the past. Sprint is the only one that has yet to do this to their phone service subscribers, while Verizon handles things differently.
As for future plans, it seems that AT&T will be sticking with their tiered data service.
What do you think about this news? I think that it is sick for them to do this without warning and let alone will force subscribers to drop their service. They are no longer the only iPhone service providers out there anymore. So if I was them I would try everything that I had to keep my subscribers pleased.