Originally Posted by AdonisSMU
Actually I didn't sign anything. If I'm paying by the gig it will be for 4g/lte speeds. I'm not on an unlimited plan. I'm certainly willing to go to court as many times as I have to. Advertise 4g/lte and that's what I should get.
AT&T spends more money on advertising than other carriers when that money would've been better spent on getting their network up to snuff. Word of mouth is stronger than advertising.
If you didn't sign anything, then you don't have a valid contract & you can't hold AT&T to their end of the 'deal'. At some point, you agreed to a contract, whether by actually signing some piece of paper, or taking over someone else's contract or whatever. I don't necessarily think that throttling is bad, I do think that the way AT&T did it was the worst possible way & resulted in a lot of negative publicity for them. Part of me wonders if that was't intentional. The only people who get pissed & leave (for the most part) are those on unlimited plans, so for AT&T, it's probably exactly what they wanted. I still think it's crappy & they should have throttled at a minimum, no lower than 3 gigs per month, proabably higher.
For everyone ranting that AT&T owes them money, or they broke their contract, etc. They didn't. What they did was slimy, no argument, but it was not illegal according to the contracts they have in place. There's a big difference between unethical & illegal. For those that think they are going to get a huge payout from AT&T, keep dreaming. If you get anything at all, it will be a small amount (under $50 for sure) in either cash back or some kind of credit to buy accessories or something. The lawayers will get a huge payday for trying this & AT&T will settle, without admitting guilt, just to make this all go away.
The loss in court was a small claims court and AT&T didn't even send a corporate lawyer, they sent a sales manager. They won't make that mistake again.
I'm not an AT&T fan by any means, I use sprint becuase that's what works at my house/work, but when we say that AT&T is the devil, let's remember that AT&T was the only company willing to bring the iPhone to market. Apple tried to strike a deal with Verizon first & Verizon wouldn't do it. We do have AT&T to thank (partially) for bringing the iPhone to fruition.