AT&T Data Throttling on 5gb Plan

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  1. TatsuTerror macrumors regular

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    I'm on AT&T. I'm granfathered into a 5gb data plan, yet I've just received the throttling text. My data is now being throttled. I have only used about 2gb. Is this legal? What's going on? Am I essentially paying $10 extra for EDGE speeds?

    Is there anything I can do?

    (I know to try and use wifi, etc., but I'm more concerned with the fact that ATT is essentially stealing my money at this point)
     
  2. hexonxonx macrumors 601

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    No. AT&T has been throttling users when they hit 2GB of usage. It seems to be hit and miss on who gets throttled though.
     
  3. cyks macrumors 68020

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    Call AT&T and see what they have to say about not letting you use what you pay for.
     
  4. nepalisherpa macrumors 68020

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    I would call AT&T! That's just ridiculous!
     
  5. hexonxonx macrumors 601

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    There is a huge thread on this forum about how AT&T is throttling people who use more than 2GB in a month. Find it, read it.
     
  6. rgarjr macrumors 603

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  7. Applejuiced macrumors Westmere

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    What kind of 5GB data plan are you using?
    And on what kind of device?
     
  8. scaredpoet macrumors 604

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    There is no 5GB data plan for the iPhone. Never was.
     
  9. hexonxonx macrumors 601

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    I think he's referring to the old rumor that the original iPhone unlimited plan was still limited to 5GB.
     
  10. Applejuiced macrumors Westmere

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    That's just a guess or misonception that the unlimited is limited to 5GB.
    He states that he used only 2GB out of his 5GB so I dont know where he got that number from.


    That's what I figured too.
     
  11. hexonxonx macrumors 601

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    You and I had this discussion a few summers ago. People insisted that there was a 5GB limit and in the iPhone TOS, there never was a mention of it. The 5GB limit was for tethering and people confused this to mean all phones.

    It did however say that AT&T could limit people's bandwidth due to heavy usage and this is what they are now doing.

    AT&T has their buts covered on this one.
     
  12. Applejuiced macrumors Westmere

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    True, I remember.
    Maybe that's where he gets the 5GB amount from.
     

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