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AT&T announces throttling changes, now kicks in at 3GB or 5GB for LTE

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Anyone hoping for some truly unlimited "unlimited" plans is still out of luck, but AT&T has announced some changes (or a clarification, as it puts it) to its throttling procedures today that will at least give you a bit more room to work with. For customers on an unlimited plan...
AT&T announces throttling changes, now kicks in at 3GB or 5GB for LTE

AT&T Officially Makes Unlimited Data Plans Not So Unlimited With New Throttling Rules

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Welcome to the brave new world, everyone. AT&T announced today new guidelines in regards to older so-called unlimited data plans. Subscribers will still be able to keep these plans but they’re essentially limited to AT&T’s new 3GB/5GB data plans. Let’s be clear: AT&T’s unlimited plans are now officially limited. AT&T,...
AT&T Officially Makes Unlimited Data Plans Not So Unlimited With New Throttling Rules

Throttled iPhone user balks at AT&T settlement request, vows to help others

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AT&T is making an attempt to quietly settle with the iPhone user who was recently awarded $850 in a lawsuit over AT&T's data-throttling practices, but the user in question doesn't want any part of it. Instead, he's committed to fighting AT&T and hopes other subscribers follow his example by...
Throttled iPhone user balks at AT&T settlement request, vows to help others
AT&T relents on unlimited data throttling, increases cap to 3GB for HSPA+ and 5GB for LTE

Cloud Storage Competition Heats Up With RiakCS

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Add Basho to the companies looking to take a chunk of the cloud storage space. Today, the company announced RiakCS, a "multi-tenant, distributed, S3-compatible cloud storage platform" that runs on top of the Riak-distributed database. The question isn't really whether Basho can cut into Amazon's business, but how much. According...
Cloud Storage Competition Heats Up With RiakCS
AT&T amends data throttling policy: 5GB for LTE smartphones, 3GB for non-LTE

Q&A: How to Avoid Getting Throttled

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AT&T is effectively ending unlimited data plans, saying it will no longer let customers use more than a set amount of data per month without penalty. Under a new policy, AT&T will slow download speeds for unlimited 3G and 4G smartphone customers who exceed 3 gigabytes and 4G LTE users who...
Q&A: How to Avoid Getting Throttled

The New iPad Is Already Crushing Owners' Data Plans (VZ, T, AAPL)

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Isn't LTE wonderful? That speedy new wireless standard feels like a godsend compared to 3G. Verizon and AT&T say their LTE networks are about 10 times as fast as 3G. In reality, it's often much, much faster than that. We've used both networks in the New York City area...
The New iPad Is Already Crushing Owners' Data Plans (VZ, T, AAPL)
Windows Phone 8: unannounced features include Data Smart, cloud-based IE10, and SkyDrive integration

Thanks AT&T! You Finally Gave Me A Reason To Switch To Verizon (T)

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There's no doubt about it. Today, AT&T decided to punish some of its most loyal customers by effectively killing their unlimited data plans. Here's what happened. There have been various reports over the last few months that AT&T was intentionally slowing data speeds for customers with unlimited data plans....
Thanks AT&T! You Finally Gave Me A Reason To Switch To Verizon (T)

A Comprehensive Guide To All Those Confusing Smartphone Data Plans (T, VZ, S, DT)

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There's been a lot of hubbub recently over mobile carriers purposefully slowing down data speeds for customers still on unlimited plans. It's nothing new, at least for the last year or so. But what is kind of new, confusing, and insanely frustrating is how and when carriers decide to...
A Comprehensive Guide To All Those Confusing Smartphone Data Plans (T, VZ, S, DT)

AT&T Comes Clean About How And Why It Slows Down Some Users' Data Speeds (T)

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After some controversy surrounding its data throttling policies for unlimited data subscribers, AT&T has released a clear and consistent policy starting today for 3G and some 4G users. Full announcement below. Refresh this post for updates. ---- With mobile data usage continuing to skyrocket and the availability of spectrum...
AT&T Comes Clean About How And Why It Slows Down Some Users' Data Speeds (T)
AT&T lifts some restrictions on its “unlimited” data plans

AT&T Starts Throttling Unlimited Data Users after 2GB of Monthly Usage

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In October, AT&T announced that they would start throttling data usage amongst Unlimited Data Plan users. While AT&T no longer offers an Unlimited Data plan to new customers, many of the original iPhone purchasers are still grandfathered into that plan. Those iPhone users have been able to retain these Unlimited...
AT&T Starts Throttling Unlimited Data Users after 2GB of Monthly Usage

AT&T Eases Grip, Introduces Kinder, Gentler Throttling

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AT&T is rejiggering its unlimited data throttling policy after consumers complained that it was too heavy-handed. The carrier, while never making the cap point clear, had been slowing service when consumers hit about 2GB of usage within a billing cycle. Today, it announced two formal choke points: 3GB for customers...
AT&T Eases Grip, Introduces Kinder, Gentler Throttling

Wireless data: What it really takes to get you throttled on AT&T

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  AT&T today got more specific about how it will handle heavy usage of its wireless network by people grandfathered in to unlimited data plans. In the past, the company has said that it reduces speeds after people enter the top 5 percent of data usage. But that left vague...
Wireless data: What it really takes to get you throttled on AT&T

Sins Of The Cloud

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Editor’s Note: Alexander Haislip is a marketing executive with cloud-based server automation startup ScaleXtreme and the author of Essentials of Venture Capital. Follow him on Twitter @ahaislip. In the beginning there was the cloud. And it was good. But over time it can also be surprisingly expensive. If you’ve ever...
Sins Of The Cloud

If AT&T throttles you, are you entitled to $850?

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In a decision that will inevitably lead to similar cases in the future, Associated Press reports a judge in California has awarded an iPhone user $850 in a small claims case filed against AT&T claiming the company throttled data speeds of his iPhone 4′s unlimited data plan. According to...
If AT&T throttles you, are you entitled to $850?
AT&T CEO: “My only regret” was unlimited data

Here Are The Best iPhone and iPad Apps You Missed This Week

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Check out these awesome apps that are sure your supercharge your iOS experience. This week's apps include updates to popular favorites Foursquare and SoundHound; a new brain twisting puzzle game; better ways to monitor your data usage and much more.Foursquare Foursquare updated their popular location-based app this week and we...
Here Are The Best iPhone and iPad Apps You Missed This Week

Salesforce.com Likes Facebook, Loves Big Deals Ahead of Earnings Report

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Shares of Salesforce.com are surging this morning on a batch of analyst reports saying the company closed some significant deals toward the end of its quarter. Earlier today Salesforce’s stock price was up by more than 3 percent, though it has now settled a bit, and is up a more...
Salesforce.com Likes Facebook, Loves Big Deals Ahead of Earnings Report

How T-Mobile’s roaming data caps would affect you

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Tmo News has it that T-Mobile is about to restrict roaming data usage to cut down on the amount of packets its customers consume when off the carrier’s networks. If true, the new restrictions could affect a lot of T-Mobile’s customers, though the size of the impact on each customer...
How T-Mobile’s roaming data caps would affect you

T-Mobile to tighten the purse strings, limit data roaming starting April 5th

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We've just come across an internal T-Mobile memo that will certainly give a few customers a moment of pause: come April 5th, it seems the carrier will impose new, restrictive limits that affect data usage when roaming. Hot on the heels of the network's roaming pact with AT&T, the...
T-Mobile to tighten the purse strings, limit data roaming starting April 5th

Rumor Mill: T-Mobile to impose data roaming caps

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Starting April 5, T-Mobile USA plans to limit the amount of data that its customers can use while roaming onto the networks of other carriers, according to the blog TMoNews, which cited internal T-Mobile documents. Importantly, customers who exceed their limits won't be able to use data services while roaming...
Rumor Mill: T-Mobile to impose data roaming caps

T-Mobile to tighten the purse strings, limit data roaming starting April 5th

www.engadget.com
We've just come across an internal T-Mobile memo that will certainly give a few customers a moment of pause: come April 5th, it seems the carrier will impose new, restrictive limits that affect data usage when roaming. Hot on the heels of the network's roaming pact with AT&T, the...
T-Mobile to tighten the purse strings, limit data roaming starting April 5th

How T-Mobile’s roaming data caps would affect you

gigaom.com
Tmo News has it that T-Mobile is about to restrict roaming data usage to cut down on the amount of packets its customers consume when off the carrier’s networks. If true, the new restrictions could affect a lot of T-Mobile’s customers, though the size of the impact on each customer...
How T-Mobile’s roaming data caps would affect you

Comcast: 'Unlimited Usage' Doesn't Mean 'Unlimited Usage'

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In January, Consumerist reader Matt received a brochure from Comcast touting their high-speed Internet service with "Unlimited usage for a flat, monthly rate." But only one month after upgrading to Comcast's "Ultra Tier," he found out that, well... "unlimited" actually means "limited." Here's Matt describing the call he just...
Comcast: 'Unlimited Usage' Doesn't Mean 'Unlimited Usage'
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