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Carrier throttles data for users who exceed 5 GB or 10 GB of usage

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RE: Agreed....
By ICBM on 8/11/2010 10:25:05 AM , Rating: 2
I guess it would depend on how they used unlimited in their marketing. If they are offering unlimited data and advertising 3G speeds, I would think you should get unlimited data at those speeds, without a speed downgrade. I wish companies would either actually mean fully/truly unlimited, or just not use the term at all. I give AT&T a little credit for doing away with their unlimited plan because it was actually limited! If you don't mean unlimited, don't advertise it that way, that way there is no confusion. If it doesn't say unlimited, people can't get pissed about not having unlimited meaning what they think it should mean.

RE: Agreed....
By HotFoot on 8/11/2010 11:18:26 AM , Rating: 2
I would very much like the companies to keep a contract with arrangements similar to 5 GB at full speed and then whatever above that at some reduced speed. I like having a fixed bill and not having to worry about going over on data amounts. Slower speed is still good enough for most of the applications I use, though I wouldn't be able to Skype on 3G until the next billing cycle.

What I mean is the only part I would want changed is the name. Perhaps this is why I'm not in marketing, but I can't think of a good, catchy name for the arrangements currently in place. "Almost Unlimited" just... doesn't seem as grabbing.

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