October 1st. That’s the day AT&T was meant to start throttling heavy data users, and just one day before we’re seeing reports of the first messages being sent out to heavy data users. This message comes via Reddit, where one user skelatwork claims he was sent the message after passing 11GB of usage during his billing cycle — which may sound like a lot, but he wasn’t using it for anything too severe:
I listen to podcasts and Pandora while I drive to work. When I get to work, I occasionally Tether to bypass Fortiguard (web filtering). I wasn’t going to be ‘naughty’ until I discovered they had ESPN Fantasy Football blocked… Bastards.
Have any of our readers being sent this message? How much has it slowed you down to be put on AT&T’s blacklist? Let us know in the comments.