Don't just talk about it, File a complaint with the Federal Trade Commission (FTC). It is more than justified in the case. This is the worse example of blatant
bAiT & swiTch
that I've seen in years.
I filed the complaint against both AT&T and Apple as this was a joint venture between both of them. The marketing model and unlimited data pricing was advertised on BOTH AT&T and Apple websites. There is no way that APPLE would have marketed such a pricing plan in conjunction with their PARTNER (the only data service available for the iPad) and NOT have had an agreement in place on minimum duration of the data plan to be marketed with the iPad. If they didn't, then they were negligent as well as foolish. Let's not forget, the "Unlimited Data" plan helped Apple sell a LOT of the 2 Million iPads sold in 2 months.
Shame on you AT&T and Apple... HUGE Black Eye on you both.
And Apple... if you didn't know (which I don't believe), "If you lay down with dogs... you wake up with fleas."
iSad, iMad, iHad a better opinion of you Apple.
I can't take credit for this (below), but it is straight and to the point and I couldn't agree more... I filed a formal complaint on the FTC website minutes after reading this. It's easy to do.
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www[dot]gearlive[dot]com/news/article/apple-att-ipad-3g-pricing-q310/]How Apple and ATT can fix the iPad 3G pricing bait-and-switch | Gear Live
and credit goes to "IPPlanMan" and I couldn't agree with him more. I posted this to assist those who are Fed Up with Abusive Corporate Practices and want to hold those Corporations accountable for abusing consumers, AKA their "customers."
"File a complaint with the Federal Trade Commission (FTC). The FTC is empowered by law to investigate and address deceptive marketing practices such as these by Apple and AT&T.
It’s easy and takes only a few minutes to file a complaint.
Here’s the company info to make filling out the forms easier:
1 Infinite Loop
Cupertino, CA 95014
175 East Houston Street
Dallas, TX 78205-2255
I believe that the key points are:
Apple touted and advertised the $29.99 data plan as a major inducement to buy the iPad 3g.
Apple described it as a “breakthrough deal” with AT&T, leading consumers to believe that Apple had locked in the terms and price.
A key, heavily advertised, feature was the ability to jump between plans or have no 3G plan as dictated by needs and budget.
The “grandfathering” announced by AT&T forces customers to either keep an unlimited plan continuously active in order to not lose it.
The change in the plans has significant impact on the value of the device and the manner in which it can be used.
We want AT&T and Apple to honor the advertised deal, not give us money, a coupon, a refund, free service for a month, etc. (That’s what I want, anyway.)
If you’re one of the people cheering because your bill got cut by $5 per month, don’t bother with replying to this. This is a legal issue related to FTC rules and regulations on false and deceptive advertising, not whether you like the new plans better because you don’t happen to move more than 2GB per month."