Keep it coming....
AT&T's contracts don't guarantee any type of service quality. Actually, they explicitly state that they are able to do what they need to in order to manage their network. Show me an AT&T contract that guarantees unlimited data at a certain speed...Originally Posted by trash
Here's what AT&T's Wireless Service Agreement states:
If their service doesn't work for you how you would like it to, go to a different service provider. I've never understood why someone would pay for something that doesn't work right.Originally Posted by AT&T
At least one judge agrees that AT&T is liable, and awarded a settlement to the plaintiff. AT&T decided not to appeal, and the winner would not surrender to a non-disclosure agreement AT&T tried to get him to sign.
Its unknown if the plaintiff in this case was subject to an ETF (perhaps not), but for some reason he didn't want to just quit the service, most likely because he couldn't find another carrier that would offer him unlimited data service on his existing equipment. I'm in that same boat, myself.
The user's AT&T phone can be resold to recoup most (if not all) of the ETF.
I'm not saying their pricing/ETF model is a perfect science, but it is put in place to prevent fraud, basically. There are other ways around an ETF...
I wish U.S. carriers could transition to a model where customers purchase their device independent from their service provider, but I don't see that happening any time soon.
As far as I know you can still bring your own device to AT&T and get a postpaid account with a month to month contract and no ETF.
If you want to do it like Europe, AT&T accommodates that. No changes to the system have to be made.