Unlimited Data Update: AT&T Eases Off Throttle, T-Mobile Slows “The Top 3%”

AT&T and T-Mobile have both made some clarifications this week on how they “throttle” their unlimited data users. Or rather – how they insist that they do NOT throttle. But in practice – though the word “throttle” is being avoided – the “congestion management” practices being applied to unlimited data customers will have a significant slowing […]

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FTC Throttles Straight Talk for Deceptively Throttled “Unlimited” Plans

The FCC isn’t the only federal agency making headlines fighting for mobile consumer rights this week. The Federal Trade Commission announced this week that it has reached a $40 million settlement with TracFone, the parent company of popular prepaid providers Straight Talk, Net10, Simple Mobile, and Telcel America. The crime – deceptively offering “unlimited” data plans […]

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AT&T Fights For It’s Right To Throttle

In October we reported that the Federal Trade Commission was suing AT&T for deceptively selling “unlimited” data plans that were actually quite limited in practice – with data speeds throttled way back after just a few GB usage each month. Today – AT&T fired back with a motion to dismiss, claiming that the FTC has no […]

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Feds Sue AT&T For Unlimited Abuse

The Federal Trade Commission today announced that it is suing AT&T for deceptively selling “unlimited” data plans that were actually quite limited in practice. Even though AT&T hasn’t allowed new customers to sign up for an unlimited data plan in years, many AT&T customers have held on to their grandfathered unlimited plans thinking that they were actually […]

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