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Old Feb 17, 2013, 04:46 PM   #1
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If I remember right the 5 GB cap on unlimited data includes 4G right?

Also, if you use 4G are you using less data than with LTE.
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Old Feb 17, 2013, 05:15 PM   #2
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Call your carrier about your data cap. And data is data. You don't use less of it on 4G vs LTE. You only download it faster on LTE.
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Old Feb 17, 2013, 05:16 PM   #3
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LTE can use more data with some audio/video apps. Some apps detect a higher speed connection and, by default, stream in higher quality.
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Old Feb 17, 2013, 05:29 PM   #4
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I switched to tmobile myself today and I'm on the unlimited $70/mo. Plan. Based on what they told me this plan I got should have no data caps.
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Old Feb 17, 2013, 05:30 PM   #5
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Not sure about 4G, since carriers use that term very loosely. But AT&T says that if you have an unlimited plan, they won't throttle you on LTE until you hit 5GB. Everything else is 3GB.
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Old Feb 17, 2013, 05:32 PM   #6
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I have read the same thing on other forums. Correct if you are grandfathered on an unlimited data plan, big blue will throttle you 'til 5GB.
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Old Feb 17, 2013, 07:33 PM   #7
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Not sure about 4G, since carriers use that term very loosely. But AT&T says that if you have an unlimited plan, they won't throttle you on LTE until you hit 5GB. Everything else is 3GB.
This is correct. The 3GB cap applies to 4G HSPA+, while the 5GB cap applies to 4G LTE. I imagine that the cap is set by your plan, not the actual towers you connect to through the month, so an iPhone 5 LTE plan would have the larger cap.
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Old Feb 18, 2013, 12:02 PM   #8
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This is correct. The 3GB cap applies to 4G HSPA+, while the 5GB cap applies to 4G LTE. I imagine that the cap is set by your plan, not the actual towers you connect to through the month, so an iPhone 5 LTE plan would have the larger cap.
All right so I could turn off LTE on my iPhone 5 on AT&T then use 4G and a fresh 3 GB?

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Not sure about 4G, since carriers use that term very loosely. But AT&T says that if you have an unlimited plan, they won't throttle you on LTE until you hit 5GB. Everything else is 3GB.
So could I turn off LTE at 5GB on my iPhone 5 AT&T and use 4G and have a fresh 3 GB?
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Old Feb 18, 2013, 12:06 PM   #9
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All right so I could turn off LTE on my iPhone 5 on AT&T then use 4G and a fresh 3 GB?
No, as the LTE toggle on your iPhone has no impact on the data plan you have in AT&T's system.
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Old Feb 18, 2013, 08:02 PM   #10
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All right so I could turn off LTE on my iPhone 5 on AT&T then use 4G and a fresh 3 GB?
The data cap is based on what plan you have. If you have an LTE data plan as indicated on your account and bill:
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…then you have a 5GB data cap before throttling. Otherwise you have a 3GB data cap before throttling.
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Old Feb 18, 2013, 09:56 PM   #11
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SO glad i have unlimited with Verizon, no cap and no worrying.
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Old Feb 19, 2013, 07:07 AM   #12
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SO glad i have unlimited with Verizon, no cap and no worrying.
More like no cap, no worrying, and no more phone subsidy.
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Old Feb 19, 2013, 07:10 AM   #13
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No, as the LTE toggle on your iPhone has no impact on the data plan you have in AT&T's system.
This is what I would assume. If they have you in their computer as "LTE unlimited data" it does not matter if your phone is pulling from LTE, HPSA, or 3G you are capped(throttled) at 5gb
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Old Feb 20, 2013, 12:49 AM   #14
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More like no cap, no worrying, and no more phone subsidy.
so what. i can afford it.
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Old Feb 20, 2013, 01:46 AM   #15
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so what. i can afford it.
A lot of people CAN afford it doesn't mean it's a good deal, since you're basically paying for unlimited data through your no subsidy price

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The data cap is based on what plan you have. If you have an LTE data plan as indicated on your account and bill:
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…then you have a 5GB data cap before throttling. Otherwise you have a 3GB data cap before throttling.

Man you have the macdaddy of plans. International data??? Unlimited???

Nice.
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