Thread regarding AT&T layoffs

ELI5: AT&T Turbo what is it, how does it work, and is it worth it.

I'm seeking facts. I read that QCI was changed and that this charge is essentially "buying back" where you were set to previously.

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Post ID: @OP+1sl5zxKF

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It seems like a way for T to make some $$ back without investing further $$.

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Post ID: @bxzt+1sl5zxKF

OP if you're looking for "facts", AT&T explicitly addresses your concern about Turbo being a vehicle to 'buy back' where you were previously:

AT&T "materially modified [Turbo] and increased network resources and relative weighting for AT&T Turbo traffic, thereby creating a higher level of performance than we've ever before offered to consumers."

https://arstechnica.com/tech-policy/2024/05/att-announces-7-monthly-add-on-fee-for-turbo-5g-speeds/

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Post ID: @8ecw+1sl5zxKF

AT&T new scheme for bottom line:

Released all new plan which are exactly the same as previous plans except lowered QCI (network priority) by a factor of 1, decreasing end user experience across the board.

New socket feature introduced called turbo for $7 a month per line to increase QCI by a factor of 1.

This new feature is being crammed onto basically every account a representative comes in contact with.

Basically all ATT unlimited plans had a $8 hike this year, which is a smaller percentage to stand alone lines ~10% cost increase but on capped family plans benefitting from maximum cost basis reduction due to multi line discounts this is roughly a 25% cost increase.

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Post ID: @8jhe+1sl5zxKF

A clever way to generate revenue without providing anything new, just preying / robbing from the existing customer base while possibly infringing on the rules for net neutrality.

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Post ID: @3myb+1sl5zxKF

Making customers pay for enhanced bandwidth. What a joke.....

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