If I remember right the 5 GB cap on unlimited data includes 4G right?

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  1. macrumors 6502a

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    Also, if you use 4G are you using less data than with LTE.
     
  2. macrumors 68020

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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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    Bswartz95

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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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    chestvrg

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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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    quietstormSD

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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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    chestvrg

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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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    bohbot16

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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.
     
  8. thread starter macrumors 6502a

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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?

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    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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    bohbot16

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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.
     
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    alphaod

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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.
     
  11. macrumors 6502a

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    SO glad i have unlimited with Verizon, no cap and no worrying.
     
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    bohbot16

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    More like no cap, no worrying, and no more phone subsidy.
     
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    mattopotamus

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    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
     
  14. macrumors 6502a

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    so what. i can afford it.
     
  15. thread starter macrumors 6502a

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

    Nice.
     

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