Originally Posted by AbsoluteDesignz
word...I guess because technically it's unlimited...
I have unlimited data on T-mobile and when they throttle it goes from like (random numbers follow) 500kb/s to like 1kb/s
How is that even usable AT ALL.
If you're going to throttle they should at least not be complete dicks about it.
Agreed. If it's unlimited it's unlimited. If it's throttled then throttle to 256kbps. If it's unthrottled then cap at 5GB, 15GB or whatever. Horses for courses, let the consumer choose what's best for them.
All mobile telcos should just stand up to the plate and give us the straight talk, no BS.
I think the telcos are afraid if people realised how much they have been paying for the paltry amount of data they use for voice and SMS (25c a message? Really?) ... They would be a rebellion.
Instead of fear, telcos should embrace that fast, reliable, beyond 3G mobile data is what consumers want, and they should figure out how to deliver this. They have the talent, I don't think any of us lose sleep over AT&T, Verizon and their ilk.
In any case like I mentioned I just got 15mbps DSL, and it's the only way to fly. Can't imagine having anything else. I've dropped my data pack for my 3G from 12GB (was tethering) to the stock standard 1.5GB per month on my plan. The next time I get back into huge consumption of data, I'll probably only do it for LTE at at least 15mbps, nothing less.