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Windows 7: FTC sues AT&T over 'deceptive' throttling of unlimited data customers

30 Oct 2014   #1
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FTC sues AT&T over 'deceptive' throttling of unlimited data customers

FTC sues AT&T over 'deceptive' throttling of unlimited data customers

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The Federal Trade Commission is suing AT&T because the second-largest US carrier throttles speeds of its unlimited data customers, a policy that the FTC describes as "deceptive" and "unfair." In a press release, the FTC said AT&T has "misled millions of its smartphone customers" by slowing down their data speeds after they've used up a certain amount of data in a single month. AT&T has failed to make its throttling policies clear enough, according to the complaint. "The issue here is simple: ‘unlimited’ means unlimited," said FTC Chairwoman Edith Ramirez. The Commission's filing blasts AT&T for slowing customers down to the point where common tasks — watching video, streaming music, etc. — become "difficult or nearly impossible."
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31 Oct 2014   #2
ThrashZone

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To at&t it's just a sales pitch
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31 Oct 2014   #3
Layback Bear

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Boy do I feel dumb.
I thought unlimited meant unlimited.
Now I find out unlimited means it's unlimited if you don't use it a lot.
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31 Oct 2014   #4
townsbg

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I read about this and I agree that something should be done. Those people should get what they pay for.
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