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How did anyone not see this happening? Seriously, how did anyone not see this coming a mile away?
They can't even get the usage meters to be accurate on the wireless side and they have had those systems in place for months.
My usage meter on my iPhone has been way off for months, sometimes being 100 MBs more than it should be.
AT&T is the Pits AT&T can work on anything they want as I will have nothing more to do with them.
Fuck off, AT&T. We shouldn't have to be dealing with this bullshit in the first place.
I'll be taking my business to any ISP that doesn't pull this cap nonsense.
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Sure am glad i left AT&T. albeit for another crappy telecom/cableco. At least I let my wallet speak for me. Something they might notice if enough people do it. Who am I kidding? They don't care one bit about the residential customer. Their bread and butter are
the government subsidies for allowing the intel agencies full access those satellites that they skim a few cents off of every call that bounces through them.
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Relevant state department of weights and measures... Time for a letter writing campaign to your state Attorney General. Their bandwidth meter should be held to the same standard as a gas pump or a delicatessen scale. They should have to prove the accuracy satisfactorily to every jurisdiction in which they propose ripping people off with usage-based-billing.
It will either delay the introduction of usage-based-billing or hopefully make it so expensive to implement that they back off.
Now whats does att have to say about directv VOD data? Now whats does att have to say about directv VOD data? / other data from the directv boxes?
If their meters are so inaccurate... ...I wonder how they came up with that fun little statistic that 98% of their users don't use more than 250 GB of bandwidth in a month?
Seems to be increasingly obvious that AT&T has just been making up a pack of lies.
Att Full of shit enough said ...
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Re: Relevant state department of weights and measures... I think this is the best, most constructive action item for fighting UBB.
Matt3All noise, no signal.Premium
Question About Image Used for News Piece? I have a question about the image used in the news piece ... what thread is that from? The user is highlighting uTorrent usage only and we don't know for how many days. uTorrent always reports 31 days, as that's set via the Transfer Cap option, it's not a value based on the actual number of days.
The numbers and methodology don't add up.
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Re: Fuck off, AT&T. yup bye bye ATT.you are an asshole corporation and you think we all here are dumb cattle.
we are not.if someone offers uncapped we will dump you.and some will dump you anyways for a sucky but uncapped connection.
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Re: Relevant state department of weights and measures... In Canada, for UBB(delayed for 8 more months), Weights and Measures is refusing to deal with the GB measurements of a consumable product.
And with a Canada Federal election coming up, Weights and Measures answers to no one on the issue.
Corruption corrupts absolutely.
Usage meters should be regulated by the FTC Gas pumps, scales and any other device that measure weight or volume are inspected, verfied for accuracy and sealed by local or state inspectors.
We should the expect and demand the same from AT&T, since they have screwed up metering bandwith right out of the gate. The honor system won't work with those crooks.
Usage meters WHERE? When I first read of this CAP I immediately tried to get an answer form AT&T. They flat out told me they would have the means to monitor my usage by the time I was capped but they had nothing in place. Then I went to their usage meter url and I can't access it and their cheerful note says if I can't access it I have nothing to be concerned a this time. God I would hate to go to COMCAST for ISP service as I did battle with them years ago for their Bi-Annual rate hikes and NOTHING to show for it expet higher prices and lousy service and product. Voted with my wallet and said good-bye. This is insanity and we're being run by the inmates. Just another friendly reminder from AT&T of where our ankles are located.
AT&T is going to justify these caps....... Even if it kills them trying to figure out how to measure them. PR man Bloom has his work cut out for him.
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Looks like a job for the State Attorney General. Everyone affected by this problem should file a complaint with their states attorney general. The first state whose attorney general receives 1,000 complaints about inaccurate metering, should get an honorable mention in this newsletter.
UBB should not include PPPoE or ATM overhead. That would be like the post office charging you extra for the container they decide to use to transport your packages in. It's not our fault they opted to use a roughly 85% efficient transport mechanism (ATM).
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Re: Question About Image Used for News Piece?
said by Matt3:This thread:
I have a question about the image used in the news piece ... what thread is that from?
»AT&T usage meter -- is yours as wildly inaccurate as mine?
Specifically, this post:
»Re: AT&T usage meter -- is yours as wildly inaccurate as mine?
Please note that I did include a caveat. The two measurements are out of synch for the start dates. My plan is to reset the uTorrent usage report as close to midnight as possible on the start date of the next AT&T measurement cycle. I am also looking for software which can convert the D-Link DIR-655 router packet count, because the uTorrent meter only measures Torrent usage, but not any other usage. I'd like to monitor from my router to account for all usage to the WAN from my LAN.
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And who will CONFIRM that they are accurate? AT&T can say what they want to say. But who will determine whether they are telling the truth?
If I have a dispute with the Electricity, Gas, or Water company, I can count on county officials who have reports, tests, etc with regards to the meters installed at my house. Each of them have a seal, that this type of meter is determined to be accurate by some sort of weight and measurement institute.
Every gas pomp in the county is tested for accuracy by a county or state official, and gets a seal of approval. You see the seal, you know you are getting an exact gallon when the meter says you got a gallon.
But who will check on AT&T? Is it just AT&T's word that says "we promise we have an accurate meter", or do we as consumers have any source besides AT&T itself that can mediate, and test meters as needed?
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