AT&T is reworking their data pricing to fix network congestion – how will subscribers react?
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Will’s back this week to talk about AT&T’s plan to “incentivize” lower data usage so their wireless network doesn’t suck so hard. While it’s not as direct a solution as, say, fixing the network itself, a tiered system might just give AT&T that extra bit of wriggle room it needs to get its crap together. The iPhone is supposedly to blame for the congestion, and given the rumours of a new iPhone beginning production, that pressure isn’t going to let up. A massive HTC leak also hit this week, featuring a pretty even mix of Android and Windows Mobile devices, and we also touch briefly on Samsung’s announcement of their new Bada operating system (though we don’t have much to run on).
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