The first Operation Chokehold made headlines in December 2009, as disgruntled AT&T users rose up against their money-hungry carrier. Since then, these users have waited for a glimmer of hope, anticipating the day when AT&T would finally improve their network and listen to their customers. Alas, that day never came.
On June 2nd, 2010, AT&T announced that instead of simply continuing to improve their network, they would further hamper users with data caps and higher fees. By limiting how much data their users can use, they gain the ability to claim that their network is less congested.
For some users, this is nothing short of a bait and switch tactic. From its introduction, the iPad was advertised with a $30/month 3G plan that had no data cap; unlimited was truly unlimited. Now this plan is a thing of the past, and new iPad users are subject to the normal $25/month plan with a 2GB data cap.
In the absence of a truly unlimited plan, we find this 2GB cap to be a bad idea for AT&T in the long term. On Monday, June 7th, at 3:00 PM EST, we'll once again rock AT&T's world with another flood of data usage, to show users just how fast 2GB of data can be used up.