Originally Posted by drpal181
How is the amount in the top 5% determened? I got my line way back in the day when smartphones were taboo and not "trendey" and it was known as cingular. I didnt half to pull matrix hack to get teathering. The software was on the disk and the instructions were on the owners manual. Why are long time customers have to be restricted now? I got my unlimited plan because I want and can make use my data. I got trottled only after two to three day in the billing cycle. I stream spurs basketball on nba league pass moble which would jusiffy getting such a plan. Why do I need to pay for wifi when I already paying for the use of unlimited data? Wifi is for the customers that need to ration thier limited data.
I never really understood until looking at my wife's udage history over the past 4 years (pre wed, pre "true" smartphone)
She had never used more than half a gig of data.
Now she averaged 3gb a month.
My opinion is that there are two factors at play
1. There is actually congestion in peak periods on the 3g network
2. People are using more, carriers want to charge more.
A corporate ATT guy flat out told me that ATT is pissed that other companies generate profit based on a users web usage (clicks/shopping/ect) and that they want a bigger piece of that.