AT&T throttles "unlimited" data speeds during offpeak hours


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Well why the hell not? Why not just make up whatever contracts they want? They’re AT&T.


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John Oliver called it “cable company fuckery” but all the big telcos are equally shitty.


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Bait & Switch


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I’m sure they have some sort of weaselly words in their contracts that are sure to specify that speeds are not guaranteed.


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Anything with limitations on it isn’t unlimited. Not sure why anyone finds that hard to understand.


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There are unlimited limitations available on this contract.


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It’s unlimited DATA, not unlimited SPEED. :stuck_out_tongue: You can download as much as you want, just good luck trying to do so when they’re throttling your speed all the time.

And to be fair, while @beschizza’s summary makes it sound like they are throttling all unlimited customers all the time, that’s not actually the case - they’re only throttling customers after they reach certain bandwidth thresholds (3gb for non-LTE customers, and 5gb for LTE customers). Still a dick move, but not the dick move implied by the BB summary.


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If your Speed is limited, you can’t use as much Data as you want because there’s a LIMIT on how much it’s possible to get in the billing period. (DUH!) It’s bullshit, as plain and simply as it’s possible to be.


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Well, since it’s impossible to get infinite speed, your data is always limited by the speed that you are currently getting. :stuck_out_tongue:


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