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AT&T alters policy on ‘unlimited data’

NEW YORK — AT&T Inc. backed away from an unpopular service policy after smartphone subscribers complained that the company placed unreasonable limits on its “unlimited data” plans.

The cellphone company said Thursday that it will slow down service for “unlimited data” subscribers after they reach 3 gigabytes of usage within a billing cycle.

The change relaxes a previous policy under which AT&T had been throttling service when subscribers entered the heaviest 5 percent of data users for that month and that area.

Under the now scuttled program, there was no way for subscribers to find out what the limit was ahead of time. AT&T would send a text message warning to people who approached the limit. Thousands of subscribers complained about the policy online.

Goodwill to hold job fair Thursday

Goodwill’s Job Connection will hold a job fair Thursday featuring more than 15 businesses with openings.

The job fair will be from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Goodwill Job Connection site at 3120 Peach Orchard Road in Augusta. The expo will also include community resources.

Companies participating include Bridgestone, Kelly Services, Spherion, Abacus Corp., Walton Rehabilitation Hospital, Neighbor to Family, Manpower, AAFES, FPL Food, Healthcare Service Group, Georgia Department of Labor, The Exchange (Army and Air Force Exchange Service), Sitel, Right at Home and CSRA–JATC.

To help job seekers prepare for the job fair, Goodwill will also present a series of workshops at various Job Connection offices. The Peach Orchard Job Connection is at 3120 Peach Orchard Road. The Augusta Career Campus Job Connection is at 3153 Washington Road. The Aiken Job Connection is at 1015 Pine Log Road.

Vein Guys to move to larger offices

The Vein Guys have outgrown their office space and will move to a new facility March 9.

The medical office will remain on the University Health Care System’s Evans campus, but it is moving to Building 4, Suite 2000, at 4350 Towne Centre Drive.

Since opening in Evans in 2004, The Vein Guys have expanded the practice and opened offices in Nashville, Tenn.; Raleigh, N.C.; and Atlanta.

– Staff and wire reports

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