Posts Tagged ‘Death Star’
AT&T to pay $850 in throttling lawsuit.
Last Updated on Friday, 24 February 2012 05:21 Written by LoganDX Friday, 24 February 2012 05:18
Feel you’ve been unfairly treated by AT&T‘s absurdly vague data throttling policies? Do what Matt Spaccarelli of Simi Valley did – Sue them in small claims! Matt took them to court, suing them for $10,000 over the Death Star’s throttling of his iPhone unlimited data usage. It seems the carrier would pull the brakes on his data speeds once he hit between 1.5GB and 2GB of usage. Seeing as how new customers are given 3GB full speed data for the same price Matt was dropping on his data, he was rightfully upset.
Thanks to a nifty little clause in AT&T wireless contracts, Matt could only go to arbitration or small claims for relief. No class actions here! Taking the small claims route, the angry iPhone user successfully argued he was being unfairly throttled. However, Judge Russell Nadal did not hand over the 10 grand asked for but instead granted Matt $85 for each of the 10 months left in his contract. That’s just enough for him to buy a shiny new iPhone over at Sprint or Verizon and quite a few accessories. No word if he can leave AT&T and avoid the ETF.
Does this mean other customers will now dust off their legalese and sue AT&T? As angry as people have become with the worst-rated carrier, I think so! Especially if they can sweet talk a judge into a grand or more! Sound off in the comments if you’re glad to see AT&T get this bit of comeuppance! Want to read more? Hit it up here!
AT&T fiddles with data plans – again!
Last Updated on Wednesday, 18 January 2012 08:19 Written by LoganDX Wednesday, 18 January 2012 08:19
AT&T has announced they’re adjusting those oh so wonderful tiered data plans again. They’ll toss in some extra data but well you still have to pay for that top up, so it’s not like they’ve sudden gotten a case of generosity. The old 200MB $15 plan pumps up to a 300MB sippy cup for $20, the $25 2GB version climbs up to 3GB for $30 and if you want to burn some cash, you can sign up for the 5GB with hotspot access for $50.
Don’t worry if you don’t want to hop on the new plans, existing customers are grandfathered in their current ones as long as you don’t go changing them. Plus, the Death Star is leaving open the overage option to pick up a little buffer if you go over. Peeps on the 3 and 5GB plans will get an additional gig of data for $10 but the 300MB users get an overflowing 300MB for $20. So wow, that 600 megs if you go over will cost more than the regular 3GB plan? Less for more seems to be the new carrier motto!
The plans take effect this Sunday, which gives you plenty of time to complain like I am. At least I’m still on my old unlimited plan, I only have to worry about throttling! Hit the break and read through AT&T’s optimistic press release!
If George Lucas played Minecraft…
Last Updated on Monday, 5 December 2011 07:46 Written by JCWaitWat Monday, 5 December 2011 05:00
…it might look something like the work of ParadiseDecay. This dedicated Minecraft/Starwars fan spent four months recreating the trench run scene from “A New Hope” in phenomenal detail with the help of no mods or cheats of any kind. As Minecraft constructions go this is one of the best I have seen, this block by block reconstruction of the Death Star (with some lovely Mark Hamill and R2 in the background) makes it feel like you’re re-watching the saga…just on a very bad TV. ParadiseDecay also uploaded a video depicting how this epic piece of blocky architecture came together H owever there were a few losses during the filming process according to ParadiseDecay:
No wookies we’re harmed in the making of this video, but many creepers died.
Now go and may the pixelated force be with you!
4G LTE Coming To AT&T This Sunday!
Last Updated on Thursday, 15 September 2011 06:00 Written by LoganDX Thursday, 15 September 2011 08:00
Atlanta, Chicago, Dallas, Houston and San Antonio be prepared! You major metro areas will be the first to swim in the AT&T LTE pool! Coming this Sunday, September 18th, AT&T is throwing the switch on its long awaited 4G LTE network starting with those measly 5 areas. The Death Star is hoping to add another 10 markets by year’s end bringing the area count to 15(!). As of yet, no mention of pricing on 4G LTE plans or whether the company will roll out more 4G equipped handsets.
Compared to the expected 175 markets Verizon wants to cover by the end of the year, AT&T is way behind the times. With all the hub bub about the fastest networks, one would think AT&T would have spent more time on this upgrade instead of trying to swallow up another company. Verizon is expanding faster than your uncle’s waistline at Thanksgiving and Sprint has upgraded their network at a decent clip. So why did it take the number 2 carrier so long?