No one should be surprised by what wireless carriers or providers do anymore. A contract isn’t a contract like the old days when they’re allowed to change them on the fly. Or contracts that say they can change terms on customers whenever they want.
This MSNBC post that customers are surprised by AT&T’s move against unlimited data strikes me as disingenuous because the writer cannot possibly believe the crap AT&T is giving him for the article. This isn’t about bandwidth or anything of that nonsense that AT&T used to try to buy T-Mobile.
It’s about money and control. The industry lost their control when the iPhone-lead and then Android waves hit them. We’re used to doing wireless a certain way and they want to control that. Furthermore, they want to milk as much as they from users as they risk becoming the dumb pipes they deserve to be.
Why? Well, the wireless industry was slow to react when Apple and Google assaulted the wireless market with their innovations and revolutionize the mobile industry. And this is the only way they can try to slow things down or buy time until they can figure out how they would respond.
And the wireless lobby in Washington has scared the politicians in Washington and made the FCC impotent.
And this teethless MSNBC post does nothing except to tell us what we already know.