Originally Posted by rambo47
It's called a "fair use policy". Unlimited but within reason. Yeah, it's oxymoronic but it's also become the industry standard. There's always going to be some asshat that insists on testing the system by streaming music 24/7 or tethering to download porn just because his plan says "unlimited". He and his asshat buddies will ring up 100+ GB of monthly data usage. Once folks start doing it regularly the network (and all other customers) suffer.
So they re-defined "unlimited" as far as cell phone data access goes. It's also withstood legal challenges.
Sprint main pitch is unlimited, why use that word if it's not that. Sprint is not paying for each GB of data, they probably have an att T1 at each tower with no data cap. SO HOW CAN A COMPANY CHARGE ME FOR USING A CERTAIN AMOUNT OF DATA, HOW DO THEY EVEN COME UP WITH THE PRICES.
It's all BS on these data pricing plans, they just want you guys to believe it's hurting the network. So when they raise the price or do an att move they want you to believe it's because of all the power users, not that they want to make more money. First att will pull this crap, then verizon, and last sprint. When sprint does it I'm gone.