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New for January: Boost is throttling data after 2.5 gb

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by greg schmeg, Dec 20, 2012.

  1. greg schmeg

    greg schmeg Guest
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    Is there a way to keep getting unthrottled data speeds after using 2.5 gb's if u delete the data throttle files? Or does boost/sprint keep track of how much data you have used independently from the data usage logs on ur device?


    This sucks BTW
     



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  2. Codegerm

    Codegerm Android Expert

    I would say remove the proxies in the data/others/multimedia hidden menu. As for throttling it all depends on how they accomplish it. I would assume it would be on the carrier side and they could just keep a running total data for the month tied to your account. and at that point throttle your speed on their end. That accounting is already there from the old days when they counted minutes of voice use.

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  3. greg schmeg

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    What I figured
     
  4. mholloway

    mholloway Android Expert

    So there's no way to stop this then.now does this mean we will have to pay more.
     
  5. Codegerm

    Codegerm Android Expert

    It all depends on how they accomplish it so I guess we will find out soon enough. I personally think they should only throttle people with high data for the month only when the towers they are on are very busy, then relax it when the towers are not.

    I myself use WiFi for all my major streaming and I have a 16gig SD-card in my phone so I can keep a lot of music in my phone with no need to stream it from the cloud. It is mainly video and streaming music that burns up the data. Things like email is usually fairly low on use. Unfortunately FK23's data counter doesn't differentiate between Wifi and 3g/4g, but I can estimate that. I know that for the month (well most of it 11-25 to 12-22) I have used 1.74gig which would all be 3g/4g if I didn't WiFi most of it. There are also things you can do to lower your data use (do you really need your email app checking for mail every 15 minutes?). Also if rooted you can use Droidwall to to restrict on a per app bases what apps can use 3g/4g or WiFi you can limit them to only WiFi etc.

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  6. greg schmeg

    greg schmeg Guest
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    Droid wall is my favorite. Now its even more practical since we have to watch our data consumption.
     
  7. mholloway

    mholloway Android Expert

    your teaching me a lot,thank you.
     
  8. Savage Shadows

    Savage Shadows Android Enthusiast

    The Evo from boost had a file you could delete if running stock which controlled throttling.
     
  9. Codegerm

    Codegerm Android Expert

    There are throttling files on the SGS2 stock ROM as well but I imagine that they would throttle from their side of it.

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  10. greg schmeg

    greg schmeg Guest
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    Same files on cm10. I deleted them as per stock ROM procedure, dunno if it helped or not.
     

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