As much as I love my iPhone, I hate AT&T. I was always a fan of Cingular, and when AT&T bought them – things went down the toilet. If it wasn’t for the iPhone I doubt I would be a customer (though, in all fairness – I might not have a choice – AT&T is the only company that provides decent coverage in my area).
Regardless, if you needed a reason to showcase why they suck – here’s one.
AT&T is dropping their unlimited Media Net $20 a month unlimited data plans for pay-as-you-go users. The reason for this, they claim, is that “no one was using it”. I suppose they mean that there weren’t many people using it – because some of the people who were are already complaining to sites like Gizmodo about this situation.
So what are pay-as-you-go customers supposed to do? Well – they have the choices of 1Mb or 5Mb options…which an iPhone can easily eat up in a single day. If they go this route, and cross their plan data rate, they’ll be charged $450 per gigabyte they go over.
AT&T better hope they NEVER lose their iPhone exclusive status – because this is the kind of thing that will make me switch carriers on principle. If I could move to T-Mobile today without jailbreaking the iPhone – I’d do it. What they’re doing is just bad business.
What do you think?