This new announcement validates that my position was correct.
AT&T is charging more for data than the other carriers, and so TF has decided to impose an official cap to limit its costs, and to attempt to steer AT&T SIM customers over to Tmobile SIMs.
If AT&T were cutting off TF, we wouldn't see a cap. We'd see a forced switch as of a certain date.
Instead, we're seeing that TF will be happy to let anyone stay on the AT&T SIM as long as they can live with only getting 1.5GB of data each month.
But GL finding an MVNO with ATT for same price with same cap.
just checked all ATT providers at http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of...work_operators and the cheapest I could find was $50 for 1gb.
So either go Tmo or pay a ton more for more then 1.5gb with another provider. ATT wants for my 2 phones something clost to $150 with 2gb each. I'm paying with Ebay net10 cards $84, yes it's only 30 days so I'm loosing like 5-6 days a year and If I wasn't being lazy I could figure out the actual per year cost for both, but still Net10 is mad cheaper for almost same limit.
If anyone find an ATT provider (cause tmo coverage sux) that provides much more data for under $70/phone let me know.
Truthfully, I don't know why ANYONE is upset, ST AT&T never offered unlimited data. I was cut off using >200MB over a year ago with a Nokia SIM. At least now they spell it out.
That said, it is also not completely true that you cannot get unlimited prepaid AT&T data:
You can still get unlimited "3G" data (<900kbps) from AT&T on the $50 plan, using an unlocked NAM-band T-Mobile phone, or VZW iphone 5.... plenty fast for streaming pandora or youtube. This information has been sitting on HoFo for a while for savy users.
I imagine these "sim card" data limits will also apply to all AT&T phones. Wonder how Straight Talk is going to "market" their plans now.
Also, have people using vzn based phones been getting throttled, etc?
I personally gave up on AT&T as their service on the local towers here had deteriorated substantially over the last year. Voice quality was absolutely abysmal. Just wasn't worth it, even at Straight Talk's price.
The 'loophole' with the iPhone 5 is interesting but I didn't see any speed test results, you mention 900Kbps that's slower than Verizon 3G even congested around this area.
I know Wal-mart was sold out yesterday and last night, but i just went on and was able to get a micro sim for my iphone
just a min ago. Just wanted to share, Tks
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