# AT&T to pay $60m in settlement for slowing cellphone data on unlimited plans Dated Nov 5, 2019; last modified on Sat, 05 Feb 2022 AT&T to pay$60m in settlement for slowing cellphone data on unlimited plans. www.reuters.com . Nov 5, 2019.
• Complaint filed in 2014 by the FTC: AT&T charged smartphone users for ‘unlimited’ data plans, but throttled them after ~2GB within a month.

• AT&T: None of these allegations were ever proved in court. We were fully prepared to defend ourselves, but decided settling was in the best interests of consumers.

• AT&T will pay \$60m and is prohibited from making any representation about the speed or amount of its mobile data without also disclosing any material restrictions on the data.

Looks like the cost of doing business. The resolution still allows them to say ‘unlimited’ as long as they have a disclaimer at the bottom?

Sentiments from HN : What does ‘unlimited’ mean? Your phone has some bandwidth limit. Would ‘unlimited data at 25Mbps’ be valid?