AT&T says users can soon stay on track with their unlimited app.
AT&T announced Monday the end of its data slowdown for smartphone users who buy "unlimited" data — but only for customers who buy AT&T's most expensive mobile plan. AT&T will continue to sell two "unlimited" plans that may be slow. p>
AT&T is promoting three "unlimited" designs, each with different limitations. The Unlimited Elite Ad plan is $85 per month per line, while the AT&T Unlimited Extra program is $75 and the Unlimited Starter program is $65.
None of these programs have unlimited data and a high-speed variety, but they will change this week. In a press release saying customers can soon "stay in the fast lane with unlimited high-speed data," AT&T said buyers of the more expensive plan "will now enjoy AT&T high-speed data no matter how much data they have." “This week marks the beginning of that evolution, Elite customers everywhere will soon receive a script that adds benefits,” AT&T said, “While the change doesn’t come without an additional cost to people who have already purchased the most expensive app, it’s done, and otherwise people have to pay more to get On AT&T's only "New Express Line" benefits plan.
Since this change has not yet occurred, AT&T's website still says that Unlimited Elite comes with "100GB of super data" and "After 100GB, AT&T may temporarily slow down the network if the network is busy." Unlimited Extra with 50 GIGABYTE promises super data, while Unlimited Starter does not guarantee any super data. Unlimited Starter only indicates that “If the network is busy, AT&T may temporarily slow down the data.” Essentially, the number of unlimited users to start when connected to busy network locations is another first priority. They entered it, even if they didn't use the data that month.
With the new tier upgrade announced yesterday, Unlimited Elite customers shouldn't be a priority for other AT&T users, even if you cross the soon-to-reach 100GB threshold. No changes have been announced in the other two apps, so Unlimited Extra users will experience a potential slowdown after 50GB per month, while Unlimited Starter users will experience a potential slowdown at any time, regardless of usage. Advertising
All Three Carriers Impose Restrictions
AT&T is following in the footsteps of T-Mobile, ending slow data in Magenta Max in February Dad. T-Mobile still applies thresholds of 50 and 100 GB before it slows down on other apps. Verizon is promoting unlimited base-level apps that can slow down at any time, and three expensive apps with 50GB of "premium" data before a potential slowdown occurs. AT&T ends its data slowdown when customers show more cost. The restrictions are not required for network administration purposes if they are not already obvious. Implementing different levels of data lag is one way AT&T and other carriers use to differentiate a product from apps that all offer nominally "unlimited" data but cost differently.
The data service may still be fast enough to be usable if there are restrictions, but AT&T does not specify a customer's speed when idle. AT&T lifts the lid on video and boosts focus data, and AT&T raises the limit for Unlimited Elite video or 4K streaming instead of converting videos to 480p ("DVD quality") or regular HD. Currently, Unlimited Elite uses what AT&T calls "streaming provisioning" to limit movies to 480p, but offers a toggle that lets customers turn off streaming and crisp resolution. AT&T said in a statement yesterday that it is "increasing video resolution to 4K Ultra High Definition" in Unlimited Elite. According to this page, AT&T, Unlimited Extra, and Unlimited Starter always limit the movie to 480p in standard definition. AT&T has not announced any changes to the image resolution for these apps. AT&T is also increasing portable hotspot data from 30GB to 40GB in the Unlimited Elite. Unlimited Extra will still have 15GB of hotspot data per month. After these limits are reached, clients can still technically use the hotspot data, but it is reduced to a maximum of 128 kbps. Unlimited Starter does not contain any hotspot data. AT&T also offers HBO Max subscriptions with unlimited Elite and 5G access to all three unlimited apps. Advertising
Better Than Ever
We've written about AT&T slowing down unlimited data apps for so long, and it's been a lot worse. As of 2015, when AT&T implemented, “AT&T customers who used 5GB of data in a monthly billing period always paid the rest of the month, despite paying for 'unlimited' data." They received services that were nearly usable. The most generous policy ensured The change in 2015 that users of "unlimited data" over 5GB compressed faster than network speed, similar to today's policies but with a different threshold before a potential slowdown, AT&T's performance was so severe that the Federal Trade Commission filed a lawsuit against misleading customers, saying that AT&T made “explicit promises of unlimited data.” forcing an “80 to 90 percent reduction in speed for affected users.” As the FTC stated in its October 2014 complaint, AT&T started at 128 kbps in 2011 for 3G devices and HSPA+ to 256 kbps, and for LTE devices to 512 kbps in 2012. The FTC said the slowdown affected 3.5 million customers.
Although AT&T relaxed its policies Slow, but the company has claimed for years that the FTC has no A jurisdiction over the company has attempted to use arbitration requirements to resolve the litigation status of the lawsuit. Customer stop. AT&T agreed to a $60 million deal with the FTC in 2019 and a $12 million deal in the 2021 lawsuit. In the end, customers were not far behind, with the FTC settlement typically providing $12 per person and class — the lawsuit provided another $10. Or $11, but it only applies to Californians. p>
If you buy the most expensive app, AT&T will stop "unlimited data" speed
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