News Article Quoted below which was cited in today's show contains misinformation about At&t FirstNet. Longtime viewer and work at at&t and I am close with the FirstNet program. Have also reached out to the writer to inform of the correction.
What was said specifically is that at&t First responders will be throttled. It's in her article and possibly another site. If anyone who knows first responders listen up because it's a great offer in reality.
1. FirstNet, is for all first responders only, at&t won a governmental bid over Verizon for a 20 yr contract to build out a network band that only first responders are allowed to be on. This has government oversight, quality control, and zero throttling. Prices are also cheaper at $40 or $45 if hotspot is needed.
2. This is where the confusion has come. For the FAMILIES of first responders at&t has also come out with a first responders appreciation offer. This is a discount on normal accounts that is 25% off of the plan plus each line charge, very unusual vs normal work discounts. They also get $15 of TV and internet plans at the house. This is for families and does follow consumer standards of 22gb congrested area throttling.
So how this works, family of 4, one person is a first responder. That person goes on a stand alone FirstNet account, no throttling, then other 3 members go on a normal account with our best discount ever.
Question: why is the whole family not on FirstNet.
Answer: The real way to make sure it will work is to not bog it down with all the additional family members, ensure those that need it in times of crisis get the best.
https://www.theverge.com/2018/9/7/17831170/att-unlimited-plan-deal-first-responders-throttle Origional Article referenced in Luke's Wan show today.