AT&T throttles me every month @ 5GB ):

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  1. BlueMoonForever macrumors 6502

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    I have AT&T's old unlimited smartphone plan. I am beyond sick and tired of getting throttled to 0.50mbp every month when I exceed 5GB. I have read that many people do not get throttled anymore. How is this fair? Maybe AT&T just doesn't have enough bandwidth here, I don't know.

    Anyone know how to bypass the throttling on AT&T with the iPhone 5S?
     
  2. monkey28rb macrumors 6502

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    Do you have LTE in your area? I am throttled on HSPA+ to .49kbps but on LTE I can still reach 5mb sometimes more.
     
  3. BlueMoonForever thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Both HSPA+ and LTE are throttled at 0.50mbps.
     
  4. bigjim83 macrumors 6502

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  5. BlueMoonForever thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Try to, but it just adds up so quickly. Mostly from spotify. Have wifi pretty much everywhere, and I'm always on it, but I still always hit 5GB.
     
  6. Juanefny macrumors regular

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    Switch to Sprint :p
     
  7. alent1234 macrumors 603

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    i don't know about the radio, but you can cache spotify music locally on your device to minimize data use
     
  8. AFDoc macrumors 68030

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    Stop using so much data?
     
  9. sviato macrumors 68020

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    ...so that you can always have throttle speeds!!
     
  10. vistadude macrumors 65816

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    If you have the old unlimited plan, you can still switch to the enterprise unlimited plan. It costs a little more but doesn't get throttled.


     
  11. Juanefny macrumors regular

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    Depending on where you are... Look at the LTE speeds thread.
     
  12. N e e k macrumors 6502

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    AT&T throttles me every month @ 5GB ):

    Lol, I laughed at that even though I have Sprint. But seriously their speeds have gotten so much better since I got the iPhone when they first came out with it... Their 3G speeds are very usable and I get around the same as verizon 3G speeds, however LTE is a whole different story lol.
     
  13. ToddH macrumors 6502a

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    5gb? Good lord! What are you doing on your phone? I never get above 1.5gb of data / month. I don't see how you are getting 5gb used... That's a lot. You'd have to be on the phone 18hrs a day with no wifi.. Oh well, I'm just curious about the useage.

    I've never been throttled before, can't share my experience with you..
     
  14. KAMB macrumors 6502

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    They throttle 4G at 3GB and LTE at 5GB if you are on the grandfather unlimited data plan.
     
  15. dave420 macrumors 65816

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    5 GB isn't that much. There are people that use ten times that much. I easily use over 5 GB a month with iTunes Match streaming. I always use my phone for music in my car, and many days I drive for two hours total during the day. That's not even that much to be honest.
     
  16. BlueMoonForever thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Can you elaborate on this? I might be willing to pay $45/mo for truly unlimited data, but how do I know its really unlimited? I have never heard of this before. So one could you 10GB, or 20GB of data and not be throttled?

    [​IMG]
     
  17. megapopular macrumors 6502a

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    Check this post. It works!!
     

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  18. BlueMoonForever thread starter macrumors 6502

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    That didn't work. Thanks though.
     
  19. itjw macrumors 65816

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    Maybe it's purely coincidental, but that trick WORKED. I don't get it, but I'll take it.

    It'll be interesting to see if it lasts/works again, but holy crap!

    On a side note, can anyone confirm the enterprise thing? I'd gladly pay 15 bucks more for more true unlimited than 5GB.

    Lately I've been throttled at 5.0000. Not a single mb more (until the trick tonight). Only exception was right after I purchased the 5S. Maybe a similar trick occurred at the time causing the system to unthrottle?

    Anyway, ymmv, but it works for now!!!!
     
  20. monkey28rb macrumors 6502

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    What makes you think the enterprise unlimited doesn't get throttled?
     
  21. BlueMoonForever thread starter macrumors 6502

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    That trick worked for you? What version of iOS 7 are you running? I'm running 7.0.3. Here's what I did:

    Turn off LTE via the cellular settings
    Toggle Airplane Mode
    Dial my own number
    When prompted, I disable airplane mode and the connection resets
    I then toggle LTE back on
    Still throttled

    Maybe I did something wrong?
     
  22. BlueMoonForever thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Ok, then why contribute nothing to the thread?
     
  23. Applejuiced macrumors Westmere

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    That's because there's a few extra steps they forgot to mention.
    After you do all those you have to jump up and down 3 times, clap your hands twice and then touch your nose with your right hands index finger with your eyes closed:D
    Enterprise or not you will still get throttled.
    Not much you can do about it. Some get away with more data before they get throttled maybe in less congested areas. I seen 6-8GB's of data and even though I got the text from AT&T I didn't get throttled.
     
  24. itjw macrumors 65816

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    Try turning off your phone first, then doing that. I didn't do differently than you though. When trying to repeat it I had to reboot to get it to work again.

    Swear on my life this worked. Maybe it's just a glitch in random towers.

    I'm shocked as anyone, and doubt it'll keep working, but who knows?!?
     
  25. ucfgrad93 macrumors P6

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    Wifi everywhere, always on it, still going over 5GB. This doesn't really add up. When you aren't on wifi, you need to stop watching movies, listening to spotify, etc.
     

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