AT&T Unlimited Data - I'm Throttled!

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by insimbi, Oct 31, 2013.

  1. insimbi macrumors 6502

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    I recently upgraded from the iPhone 4S to the 5s and now have LTE speeds - which are great. Today I noticed my speeds seemingly very very slow. I got online and noticed my data usage is at 5224 MB. I guess 5GB is the limit before AT&T starts to throttle your speeds.

    This sucks. I guess there is nothing to be done other than wait for my new billing cycle to start - which thankfully is in a couple days. I love the unlimited plan, but I wish it was truly unlimited. Dang! I guess I need to turn off iTunes Match and wait to update apps when on wifi instead.
     
  2. Applejuiced macrumors Westmere

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    That's well known for years now.
    On unlimited LTE plans its 5GB and on 3G unlimited data plans its 3GB.
     
  3. predation macrumors 6502a

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    it is unlimited....lol
     
  4. alent1234 macrumors 603

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    if you have to wait to update your apps, then you are using old apps

    so uncool
     
  5. insimbi thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Whatchu talkin' bout Willis? :confused:
     
  6. alent1234 macrumors 603

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    if you listen to music off local storage or sync your itunes match via wifi instead of streaming it,

    another major uncool
     
  7. JoeFkling macrumors regular

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    they dont f around either. I got the text that I was getting close to the limit, then boom, next day, no netflix.
     
  8. atticus27 macrumors regular

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    it resets every month. It sucks though, because I get around 50mbps down on LTE and the throttled speed is around 500k.
     
  9. lelisa13p macrumors 68000

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    I think he means that it's uncool that you're forced to use old app versions until you get within wifi range as opposed to being able to update apps wherever you are, at any time.
     
  10. insimbi thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Yea. Would be cool if app updates didn't count toward your monthly data as well.
     
  11. rdowty macrumors 6502a

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    AT&T doesn't know what unlimited means.

    If you're on an unlimited plan it's unlimited only until you hit the limit.

    If you're not on an unlimited plan it's truly unlimited but so is your bill.
     
  12. megapopular macrumors 6502a

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    Hello, this worked to get myself and a friend of mine unthrottled: Borrowed this from a similar post:

    The "trick" of doing a full reboot of the phone, disabling LTE, enabling Airplane mode, calling yourself, waiting for the popup to disengage Airplane mode, doing so, and then re-enabling LTE seems to have accomplished the same thing that happened when I switched phones mid month (they aren't throttling me now).

    I think there must be some sort of reset at the tower level that happens when this occurs. There must be an explanation, as I was being throttled, and now I'm not, all during the same billing cycle.
     
  13. insimbi thread starter macrumors 6502

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  14. megapopular macrumors 6502a

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    Me? Genius? No, lol, I just did a google search and found somebody on macrumors that knew this trick... Every time I see a throttling post I make sure to spread the good word! Enjoy, I know I am!
     
  15. Mrbobb macrumors 601

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    One hopes AT&T is not monitoring Macrumors. :eek:
     
  16. megapopular macrumors 6502a

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    I know, right? Maybe they are... Just couldn't keep this to myself, though.
     
  17. ROLLTIDE1 macrumors 65816

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    Can you still change the APN to get around a throttle ?
     
  18. Applejuiced macrumors Westmere

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    Nope.
     
  19. frito1224 macrumors regular

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    I don't really ever get throttled anymore since lte has come on in my area Occasionally my speeds will slow down so i just turn the phone off and once it comes back on its good but i have used almost 30 gigs this month and haven't had a problem
     
  20. Giuly, Nov 1, 2013
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  21. ra1nman67 macrumors newbie

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    FWIW this is still working for me. Noticed the slow down at 5 GB, now even worse at 6 GB. Had to use the method 5 times but after 5th time it worked and speeds went from .49 mb to over 19. same location when testing.
     
  22. jav6454 macrumors P6

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    Not quite... we pay $30 a month for no caps, where as other pay the same $30 for a data cap and overcharges. Yes, we might get throttled according to area, but we still get to have more than 30GB without a hitch.
     

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