AT&T CEO: Stop slowing down unlimited data plans.
  • Petitioned Ralph de la Vega

This petition was delivered to:

AT&T Mobility President & CEO
Ralph de la Vega
AT&T National Broadcast Media
Steven Schwadron
AT&T Blogger Relations
Seth Bloom
Randall L. Stephenson

AT&T CEO: Stop slowing down unlimited data plans.

    1. Joseph Desiderio
    2. Petition by

      Joseph Desiderio

      Liverpool, NY

Hundreds of thousands of AT&T customers have an “unlimited” data plan for their iPhones. When AT&T customers bought phones and plans years ago, they signed up for unlimited data to use those phones to check email, surf the web, download apps, and everything else one can do with a smart phone.

But now AT&T is limiting data on unlimited plans. It’s affecting me directly because I’m in a long-distance relationship (my boyfriend lives more than 6 hours away), and we used our iPhones to communicate with each other -- now AT&T is stopping us from seeing one another.

My boyfriend got a text message from AT&T a couple weeks ago saying that he was using too much data on his unlimited plan, and AT&T would be cutting his access to data. That means that the primary way we communicated -- by using the Skype app to call and see each other on our phones, when we can’t see each other in person -- is impossible to use. AT&T’s decision to limit the unlimited data plans was affecting our relationship in a profoundly negative way.

AT&T is failing to honor its commitment to its customers who signed up for unlimited data plans. It’s not right to limit an “unlimited” plan. I’m asking AT&T to stop restricting unlimited data plans and provide the service for which we signed up.

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    Reasons for signing

    • Adam Trujillo DALLAS, TX
      • almost 2 years ago

      Because it's just not fair. THIS IS AMERICA!

    • John Darnell RICHMOND, VA
      • almost 2 years ago

      Dishonest. Our usage has never caused anyone to slow down.

    • David Potrubacz LAWRENCEVILLE, GA
      • almost 2 years ago

      AT&T - which of the following is your definition of unlimited?






      not limited; unrestricted; unconfined: unlimited trade.


      boundless; infinite; vast: the unlimited skies.


      without any qualification or exception; unconditional.

    • Charlotte Pepple CRAWFORDSVILLE, OR
      • almost 2 years ago

      this is important to me because I pay for my phone bill in good faith and have for many years which is not cheap by any means. I have a data plan that states unlimited. That what I expect to receive. I pay my bill and keep my end of the agreement, I expect AT&T to do the same. Thank you.

    • Justin Tran SAN JOSE, CA
      • almost 2 years ago

      Unfair use of the word "unlimited."


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