The internet has been buzzing about AT&T decision to throttle their top 5% of data users (which they proport to be 2 GB and above). Despite the intense PR pressure, AT&T has refused to renege on the wildly unpopular policy. However, a California small claims decision could throw a wrench in their plans.
Cox has pulled the plug on its wireless phone service, no longer accepting new customers with the plan to discontinue service on March 30, 2012.
Free Lunch and Low Cost Internet, sounds like the greatest day of your life right? Well I have some bad news for you. I am neither offering free lunch or low cost internet and I don’t know where to get them either, but a new Federal program could give households with children access to affordable broadband. Details.
There's another new kid on the cell phone block: republic wireless. Sure, it seems like another MVNO that is offering an unlimited plan that claims to be different, but republic wireless is actually different. It’ll be up to you to decide whether those differences are worth dropping your current provider to make the switch. Find out more after the jump.
In 2010, when the FCC began discussing government mandates that would allow consumers to avoid overages, Verizon said they had it under control. There have been a slew of reports on the internet lately about Verizon customers receiving overage charges without receiving an alert from Verizon. Verizon lobbyists filed comments specifically stating that customers receive alerts on the 20th day of their billing cycle if they are set to go over their allowances for that month.
However, there’s been a recent slew of backlash on the internet from customers who have, in fact, NOT received these alerts. Most notably was Consumer Reports writer Jeff Blyskal, who incurred $70 in overage charges without so much as a peep from Verizon, if you are going to pick and choose who you send your alerts to, an employee of the biggest organization dedicated to consumer protection is not a good account to skip.
In what could only be characterized as a desperate move to reverse the recent trend of cable subscribers cutting the cord (more than a million customers have left over the last 12 months). Cable providers, including the two largest, Comcast and Time Warner Cable, have been secretly working on a plan to provide cable channels on an individual basis. Read More.
We figured it would happen, we just didn't realize it would happen so soon!
According to a news article on NBC San Diego's website, a pair of local businessmen filed a class action lawsuit against SDG&E on September 12. This was just four days after what our Executive Director Michael Shames deemed to be one of the nation's first 21st century blackouts. The businessmen also filed suit against Arizona Public Service, the entity SDG&E is pointing its finger at for the blame of this eclipsing event.
AT&T Smartphone Without a Data Plan? Don't count it. On T-Mobile? Maybe.