The FTC has come to a settlement with TracFone Wireless for throttling and cutting off consumers who purchased an unlimited data plan.
AT&T is so confident of their network that they have discussed their own effort to “future-proof against the coming influx of connected vehicles.”
Verizon is discriminating against unlimited data customers to push them onto more expensive and data capped plans.
The FTC filed a complaint against AT&T for throttling customers speeds.
AT&T is offering $100 worth of credit to users switching from T-Mobile.
T-Mobile doesn’t want people using their network with P2P programs.
Verizon will force customers to keep data packages for the remainder of the contract.
Much like AT&T, Verizon has a long history of anti-competitive behavior.
Over the last few years, both AT&T and Verizon have been successful in changing their business model from giving unlimited data and charging for calling/texting to charging for data and giving unlimited calling/texting.
AT&T eliminated their unlimited data plans for new customers in 2010. A year later, AT&T told those customers with an unlimited data plan that they would have their plans throttled if they consumed enough data to put them in the top 5 percent of the heaviest data users in a billing period.