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ATT Must Pay iPhone User $850 For Data 'Throttling'

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    AT&T must pay iPhone user $850 for data 'throttling' | HeraldTribune.com (click for full article)

    "SIMI VALLEY, Calif. - When AT&T started slowing down the data service for his iPhone, Matt Spaccarelli, an unemployed truck driver and student, took the country's largest telecommunications company to small claims court.

    His award: $850.


    Pro-tem Judge Russell Nadel found in favor of Spaccarelli in Ventura Superior Court in Simi Valley on Friday, saying it wasn't fair for the company to purposely slow down his iPhone, when it had sold him an "unlimited data" plan."
     
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    AT&T to change 'throttling' rules on unlimited data users | HeraldTribune.com (click for full article)

    "NEW YORK - AT&T Inc. caved to complaints that it's placing unreasonable limits on the "unlimited data" plans it offers smartphone subscribers.


    The cellphone company said on Thursday that from now on, it will only slow down service for its "unlimited data" subscribers when they hit 3 gigabytes of usage within a billing cycle.


    Previously, the company had been slowing down service when subscribers entered the heaviest 5 percent of data users for that month and that area.


    There was no way for subscribers to find out ahead of time what the limit was. AT&T would send a warning by text message to people who approached the limit. The data throttling would then kick in a few days later. Thousands of subscribers complained about the policy online."
     
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