AT&T Wireless Complaint - New Data Plans for iPhone -- Horrible Move for Customers
AT&T's recent abolition of unlimited data plans mark a sad day for the iPhone world. Grandfathering existing customers, hah. What good is a kick butt smartphone if you can't use it? I use 3 times more data each month that AT&T allots under the new plans, which means I can't use the phone in the way that was advertised when it was put out. I stream about 2 hours of satellite radio per day over 3G in my indoor office, and that accounts for 90% of my use. My company does not allow personal streaming as a corporate governance matter. It's why I got the iPhone in the first place.
I see this as rationing by AT&T -- and using me to replace lost revenue from their voice business.
I would be happy to go to another carrier on the day my contract is up.
As far as the iPad goes, that's even more insidious. Steve Jobs himself stood up on stage and touted the ability to turn on and off the existing 3G plan as needed. So I now will be unable to turn off the 3G plan if I have no traveling, or I'll have to re-sign under the "new" data limited plan. I paid an extra $130 for the privilege of having 3G and the ability do as Steve suggested. Now AT&T is taking that way -- after the return windows for the iPad.
Shame on you AT&T.