Re: Fine seems reasonable
"Again, access to the data network is unlimited. The advertising is not false."
It is TOO false. If contention can get so bad that I get dropped off, then I've LOST access to the data network. That's a problem for the provider and a hint they need to plunk down for more infrastructure. And I'm not confused. Unlimited access is actually standard for all data plans, which is why they charge overage or downgrade your connection instead of cut you off. The unlimited then MUST apply to the data cap as there is no other differentiator. Furthermore, without a qualifier in the plain English advertising they post, the Unlimited should be unlimited in all aspects not limited by physics.
"I'll give you a second to reflect on your life, if YouTube is your example of compromised capabilities."
Substitute YouTube for On-Demand Video from your favorite app. Handy for the road warrior, you know? I've given it my second, and I stand by my statement. It's not like I live my life on the stuff, but it's still quite a handy place to look for video clips and the like. Since I'm still alive, I must conclude that I actually DO have a life.
"Well, in that case every carrier should be advertising data speeds of zero. Because there are huge parts of the country with no cell coverage. Do try to think before you write."
Actually, I FULLY EXPECT AND WELCOME this. If there were a law that demanded this of any an all advertisements (define them as pleading a case before the public, subjecting them to Sixth Amendment restrictions on truth), I'd be pushing for it night and day. Again, don't advertise something you can't deliver. If they're forced to advertise zero bandwidth, that tells me they shouldn't be advertising, full stop.