Speaking in front of investors today, AT&T Wireless' top exec, President and CEO Ralph de la Vega, said that his company is working on bringing cellular service in San Francisco and Manhattan up to snuff. He particulally mentioned New York City as an area where AT&T is "performing at levels below (its) standards" and at the same time, expressed confidence that the problems would be resolved. He also pointed out that in third party testing by Global Wireless Solutions of over 415 markets, his firm came out on top for network speed. Dropped calls? AT&T was within two-tenths of 1 percent of the score for the highest rated provider in that category at 1.32 percent nationally.
For the rest of this story, we suggest that you hold on to your wallet or purse with both hands. You see, it seems that AT&T has noticed that 40% of its broadband is used by just 3% of the smartphone users on its network (you know who you are) and the fairest response would be to increase the price of browsing to the heaviest (unlimited) users "in a way that's consistent with net-neutrality and FCC regulations." Still clutching your wallet?