Summary Box: AT&T wants to discuss settlement

LET’S TALK: AT&T has offered to discuss a settlement with an iPhone user who won a small-claims case that alleged the company was slowing down his “unlimited” data service. The company is appealing.

THE DISPUTE: AT&T has started slowing down service for users who hit certain traffic thresholds. Matthew Spaccarelli says AT&T broke its promise to provide “unlimited” service.

SHUTTING DOWN: AT&T is threatening to shut off his phone service if he doesn’t sit down to talk. AT&T says it can do so because Spaccarelli has used his iPhone to provide Internet access for other devices, violating AT&T’s contract terms.