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Gami00

join:2010-03-11
Mississauga, ON

people can rest assured

that service/billing will be the same after the merger..

at&t levels of service/billing.


zed2608
Premium
join:2007-09-30
Cleveland, TN
kudos:1

said by Gami00:

that service/billing will be the same after the merger..

at&t levels of service/billing.

correction service/billing will get worse making pre merger at&t look perfecft

gorehound

join:2009-06-19
Portland, ME
reply to Gami00

someone should take them to court and sue them real big.so what if a lawyer gets the lion share at least it will make the news headlines and that is important.
prove that ATT is a piece of krap ripping consumers off.
then maybe other ISP's will think twice.


nnickn

join:2011-03-22

said by gorehound:

someone should take them to court and sue them real big.so what if a lawyer gets the lion share at least it will make the news headlines and that is important.
prove that ATT is a piece of krap ripping consumers off.
then maybe other ISP's will think twice.

I agree. I wonder how hard it would be to start a lawsuit? Maybe I will know soon....


trainwreck6

join:2010-09-21
off track
reply to Gami00

AT&T used to be a respectable company worldwide, like GE or Coke or other companies that used to define a vibrant U.S.A. What happened?

Could corporate personhood have now run amok?


DarnCrazy

join:2006-05-08
Castro Valley, CA
reply to nnickn

Hopefully the lawsuit will be easy to get into, especially with large companies like Netflix and hulu which will be affected by the bandwidth caps.


tmc8080

join:2004-04-24
Brooklyn, NY
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reply to trainwreck6

19 Hijackers provided Bush 2 the excuse he needed to make oil companies become mini standard oil's setting their own high prices on a whisper of any hint of a shortage of oil. Gasoline pushing $4-$5 a gallon... so no wonder AT&T wants their piece of the greed pie. I wonder what regulators will have to say now that they are also capping U-Verse.. how can AT&T-Mobile prove that prices will go lower when they are showing the opposite on U-Verse? Giver corporate USA an inch and they own the whole game. Companies used to actually care about their corporate image.. nowadays they do what they like and think they can pull the wool over a new generation's eyes. Most of us over the age of 30 remember what Ma-Bell was... the crap pulled today seems childish compared to how corporations run the government agenda now. By those old standards, lots of companies would have been broken up, censured or otherwise regulated to behave properly (banks & oil companies first and foremost).


ctggzg
Premium
join:2005-02-11
USA
kudos:2
reply to gorehound

said by gorehound:

someone should take them to court and sue them real big.

On what legal grounds? What law did they break? Stuff that you don't like or don't believe is fair doesn't automatically merit a lawsuit.

patcat88

join:2002-04-05
Jamaica, NY
kudos:1

You know there are laws.

»en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Weights_an···ures_Act

And state regulatory agencies. You should see a state inspection stamp on your supermarket checkout scales and at all gas pumps.



geoorge

@comcast.net
reply to ctggzg

If you're using an ISP other than Yahoo, is the cap still enforced?

If not, this is a serious issue because only fairly recently were Internet DSL and Internet Cable services re-classified as an "information service." and are not subject to "Common Carrier" requirements of the Telecommunications Act of 1996.

With no broadband telecommunications "carrier service" available, there are generally only two Internet broadband providers in a residential market: the cable Internet provider and the DSL.

Remember back in the day when you could call any local number on the phone for free? Basically, this is not the case anymore.

The old Adam Sandler sketch "Tollboth Willy" comes to mind.

Expand your moderator at work


anon77

@207.61.68.x
reply to ctggzg

Re: people can rest assured

... How about billing for services not rendered (fraud)?



kaykim45

@bellsouth.net
reply to gorehound

Time Warner try this back in 2008 and found out customers was going leave the company so they back away from it. So if we all team up maybe ATT will do the same.



Courageous

@sbcglobal.net
reply to ctggzg

Fraud. Not only will they have to pay up, they'll have to pay attorney's fees.



Cynic99

@charter.com
reply to trainwreck6

This is southwest bell, not the real AT&T follow the history of mergers and acquisitions