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skeechan
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reply to elray

Re: Now let's see how the hypocrites explain this...

Dense much? BW from the CO or other AT&T infrastructure to the Publik Internetz is DIRT CHEAP, pennies per GB yet they charge $10 for 50GB, whether you actually use all 50GB or not. So whether it is locally cached or not makes no difference in the cost to deliver a streamed program. A 4GB HD program is pennies and subscribers already pay to deliver the content.

So obviously their overage fees have ZERO to do with managing network traffic and everything to do with protecting video revenues. Use our service, not theirs and we do that by pricing competitors out of the market through the use of caps and unjustifiable overage penalties.


Rangersfan

@sbcglobal.net
said by skeechan:

So obviously their overage fees have ZERO to do with managing network traffic and everything to do with protecting video revenues. Use our service, not theirs and we do that by pricing competitors out of the market through the use of caps and unjustifiable overage penalties.

Let's try this again. There are no bandwidth caps OR overage fees being applied to U-verse internet.


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said by Rangersfan :

Let's try this again. There are no bandwidth caps OR overage fees being applied to U-verse internet.

I suspect that's only because their friends at Time Warner threw them a curve ball, and are currently claiming that they will maintain the availability of an unlimited tier.

When TWC did trials of very low caps in Beaumont, TX, AT&T followed suit, lock-in-step, in the same area. AT&T had the marketing material for a 250GB U-verse cap ready to go.
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skeechan
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People should actually read their terms of service.

»www.att.com/esupport/article.jsp ··· ahUXQ-id

If they aren't being billed, it's just because AT&T hasn't figured out how to do it yet.

said by ATT :
If you exceed your data plan in any subsequent billing period, we'll provide you with an additional 50 GB of data for $10. You'll be charged $10 for every incremental 50 GB of usage beyond your plan.
Importantly, if you do not receive a notice from AT&T, it means that you have not exceeded your data plan. In some cases, it may mean that we cannot measure your usage yet. Either way, you should not be concerned about your usage patterns for billing purposes.
Meanwhile that 50GB costs them pennies and they charge $10 whether you use 100KB of it or all of it. And while AT&T claims this is for bandwidth management we all know it is utter bullshit. Don't worry about getting ripped off for overage penalties until we figure out how to rip you off. Nice.


Rangerfan

@sbcglobal.net
Baloney. There is no issue with not knowing how to bill. Several ISP's have overage clauses in their terms of service agreements, but those clauses are not enforced.

I see that you are not a U-verse customer, so it is understandable that you do not know the facts.