AT&T 5 GB throttling gone?

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  1. pavelbure macrumors 6502a

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    I am still on a unlimited plan on my iPhone 5 after I pass 5 gb I usually get throttled. I'm way past 5 now and almost to 6 and have not been throttled yet. Anyone else have the same experience ? I wonder if they got rid of it, which I doubt they would do.
     
  2. tidybc macrumors 6502

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    Im already used 6GB and my iPhone 5 Hasnt been throttled
     
  3. madsci954 macrumors 68030

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    Some people get throttled, some don't. Just luck.
     
  4. barkomatic macrumors 68040

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    Same here. I hit 5.5 GB a few months back and was surprised that I didn't get throttled.

    If you use data at a fast rate, I just wonder if it takes their systems a little while to catch up with you.
     
  5. CSpackler macrumors regular

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    I was wondering this too.

    I used 8gb last month, got the warning text that I was approaching 5gb, but never got throttled.
     
  6. Myiphone7 macrumors 6502a

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  7. tl01 macrumors 65816

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    At what point were you throttled? What are your speeds now?
     
  8. tidybc macrumors 6502

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    6GB Used.
     

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  9. Applejuiced macrumors Westmere

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    I think it varies by location and network traffic.
    I noticed a few times before when a line on my account got over the softcap and never got a message from AT&T or slower speeds.
     
  10. barkomatic macrumors 68040

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    Perhaps, but according to AT&T that isn't supposed to happen. On their website, they state that you get throttled at 3GB on 3G and 5GB on LTE -- no matter where you are. I believe the warning message states you "will" be throttled at these benchmarks, not "you may be".

    Regardless, I'd be thrilled to get more than that if that policy isn't strict -- and it doesn't sound like it is.
     
  11. Han Solo 1 macrumors 6502

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    I'm at 60GB and no decrease in speeds whatsoever.
     
  12. Applejuiced macrumors Westmere

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    Yep, I know their policy.
    Just stating personal past experience.
    In some areas with less traffic they might be more lenient with their policy perhaps.
     
  13. Myiphone7 macrumors 6502a

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    Around 6 I think. I'm at 0.5 MBPS
     
  14. SAD*FACED*CLOWN macrumors 65816

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    it's based on how busy the towers are in your area
     
  15. Gaidin43 macrumors regular

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    How do you possibly use that much data on your phone?
     
  16. Han Solo 1 macrumors 6502

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    Woops, my bad. I'm on Verizon.

    But yeah, I use about 100GB a month on my unlimited. It's my only source of internet and I work from home, so. . . .
     
  17. Dwalls90 macrumors 601

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    I think it should be noted that, at least from prior personal experience, the throttling actions were hardly immediate. I.E. if you blew through 4GB in an hour, it would take AT&T some time to register this and throttle you if this put you over the 5GB limit.
     
  18. cello2456 macrumors regular

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    Gosh, and I have been worried since I am going to go over 1GB this month for the first time!
     
  19. apollo1444 macrumors 65816

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    are you saying you are throttled or unthrottled? cuz the speed doesn't seem either low or high
     
  20. chakraj macrumors 65816

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    I hit 32 last month and didnt get throttled. Oh wait that was with a different carrier. oops my bad.
     
  21. tidybc macrumors 6502

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    Im unthrottled. Thats because i live in Puerto Rico and the LTE here Sucks.
     
  22. Chocolatemilty macrumors 6502a

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    Is it possible the throttling is by account, by region, and by tower? So, if many tiered-plan iPhones are connecting to a tower that you are connected to, and you're over your limit, tiered-plan phones will get priority and your speeds decreased? This seems plausible, but I've never been throttled and not sure how it all shakes down...
     
  23. jav6454 macrumors P6

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    I think something has happened. Enough unlimited users have been eliminated or moved over to tiered plans, hence, AT&T no longer feels the need to throttle the select few with unlimited. I noticed that this month, I reached 8GB and I was not throttled. Before it was 3GB, then it increased to 4GB, now, 8GB and full speed still available.
     
  24. hatersgonnahate macrumors 6502a

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    i got throttled this month. 1mb/sec download speeds FTL. :mad:
     
  25. AutoUnion39 macrumors 601

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    It's all very area dependent. Even tower dependent it seems. I can get throttled in one part of the city, but not in another part.
     

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