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AT&T changes throttling policy...

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  1. colnago

    colnago Well-Known Member


    Anyone hoping for a truly unlimited "unlimited" data plan is still out of luck, but AT&T has announced some changes (or a clarification, as it puts it) to its*throttling procedures*today that will at least give you a bit more room to work with. For customers on an unlimited plan with a 3G or "4G" phone (i.e. HSPA+), you'll now be able to enjoy full data speeds up to 3GB, after which you'll then see your speeds decrease until the start of the next billing cycle. If you have a 4G LTE phone, however, you'll have a full 5GB to play with before the throttling kicks in. That's as opposed to the roughly 2GB of full data speeds that was available in both cases before -- and, as with the throttling that was imposed originally, these changes only apply to those still on an unlimited data plan, not those on AT&T's tiered data plans.

  2. chall80

    chall80 Well-Known Member

    Thats hilarious...3 weeks after I was bullied into changing plans...
  3. chall80

    chall80 Well-Known Member

    my phone is LTE capable, but its only on LTE sporadically at best due to my location. I'm curious if they are recording data usage separately...
  4. edshropshire

    edshropshire Active Member

    Just a question about the new policy. Does this mean that everyone on a 3G - Not LTE network that has a grandfathered unlimited plan is now only going to get 3 GB of data before they are throttled down to Edge?
  5. colnago

    colnago Well-Known Member

    I'm sure it is "possible", given that the data is most likely traversing different networks...both physical and virtual (VLAN).
  6. Screech

    Screech Well-Known Member Contributor

    Is this for all plans or still just smart phone plans still?
  7. chall80

    chall80 Well-Known Member

    Ok, so whilst i was getting my unlimited data re-instated, I asked about data usage. The seemingly knowledgeable woman explained that since I have an LTE data plan...i can use 5gb of data from either band...
  8. Screech

    Screech Well-Known Member Contributor

    I'm guessing right now they are not looking at the non-smart phone plans... I'm regularly at 3GB and sometimes over and have yet to get a TXT from them.

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