Carrier AT&T - Un-throttle yourself on iOS 7.1.1

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  1. BearsFan4Life88 macrumors member

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    Those with the old $30 smartphone unlimited data plan. Anyway to unthrottle yourself back to regular LTE speeds, or HSPA+ speeds? 0.50mbps is killing me.
     
  2. maflynn Moderator

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    Nope, they want to move you off the unlimited plan so once you reached a threshold they throttle you down.

    you have a choice, enjoy unlimited data, but at cost of very slow performance or go to a quota system where you pay for your data
     
  3. BearsFan4Life88 thread starter macrumors member

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    I would go to their 10GB mobile share plan; however, I want to keep my subsidy pricing. When the iPhone 6 comes out, I can fully upgrade with a 2-yr agreement. If I went with mobile share now, I'd get low pricing until I signed a new contract.
     
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    I think you can change plans without affecting your subsidized pricing. I did it with ATT before and I've changed my plan on VZW. Call to validate but that may be an option.
     
  5. ricktat macrumors 65816

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    Correct:D

    They still may want to make you pay $40 instead of $15 but might change their minds to get you off of the unlimited.
     
  6. BearsFan4Life88 thread starter macrumors member

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    Why would they want anybody off unlimited? If they throttled, then it can have no serious impact on their network?

    How many people are left with unlimited anyway? If all of them used unlimited amounts, I am sure it would not impact the network.

    I read last year there was a way to get un-throttled by using airplane mode.
     
  7. CEmajr macrumors 601

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    They make more money off tiered data plans due to the overages. So I'd imagine that's why they want people on those.
     
  8. TWO2SEVEN macrumors 68040

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    Well, Airplane mode turns off your data so technically you aren't being throttled. :)
     
  9. ugadawgs311 macrumors member

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    I recently switched from an old unlimited data plan to their 10GB shared plan and noticed no real difference in speed. Not sure if I've just had poor signal strength when I performed the speed test or if I'm still being throttled.
     
  10. barkomatic macrumors 68040

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    There used to be a way to un-throttle yourself on AT&T with a process that included toggling airplane mode, LTE and calling yourself. However, that hole was patched fairly quickly.
     
  11. scaredpoet macrumors 604

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    Because making people pay for their data usage means they get more money. Don't want to pay more money? You get throttled.

    There is actually some research to back your claim. But again, this is more about money than about actual network capacity. AT&T and other carriers feel that large data users should pay more, and if they are unwilling to do so, then they believe that such users should have their service degraded beyond a certain usage point.

    (This isn't a view that I agree with or advocate, but that is what their view is.)
     
  12. radiologyman macrumors 6502

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    Throttling starts after 5gb and from what I gather may not happen first couple times you go over. I have yet to experience it and I use internet a lot but stream video and audio with moderation. My speeds are above 10-20 mbs depending on reception.
     
  13. aneftp macrumors 601

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    There used to be a way to unthrottled att.

    http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=1506531
     
  14. Applejuiced macrumors Westmere

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    So the old trick doesn't work any more?
    You tried it op on 7.1.1?
     

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