How do I know if I'm being throttled?

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  1. firemedicmark macrumors 6502

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    I have the unlimited data plan on my iPhone 4. How do I know if I'm in the top 5% and being throttled?
     
  2. bandofbrothers macrumors 601

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    You'll have time to make a coffee and 3 course meal while the web page uploads !

    On the serious side I'm sure there's an app for checking out your stats.
     
  3. Big-TDI-Guy macrumors 68030

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    Failing that, call ATT customer service and ask about your account.
     
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  5. Stealthipad macrumors 68040

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    The will inform you that you are in the upper 5% first before they throttle your speed. You need to reset your data usage on your iPhone on the day you account period ends so you can keep track.

    AT&T also has a free apps to track your data or you can send a text to *3282# and they will text you back.
     
  6. lordofthereef macrumors G5

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    Almost. You actually have to dial that number (as if you were making a phone call). You will receive a popup saying your request has been accepted, and should recieve a text with your data and text usage in a few seconds to minutes.

    That said, if you really have to ask if you are being throttled, you probably aren't. Not trying to be a wise-arse, just saying that you would almost certainly notice.
     
  7. firemedicmark thread starter macrumors 6502

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    how do i check speeds? do u have an app you recommend or is there a website that I could test on?
     
  8. mstrze macrumors 68000

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    Speedtest.net
     
  9. maril1111 macrumors 68000

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    +1 its the best out there.
     
  10. firemedicmark thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Is this considered an acceptable speed?

    [​IMG]
     
  11. rjohnstone macrumors 68040

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    That's terrible.
    That has throttled written all over it.
     
  12. mstrze macrumors 68000

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    Or a poor cell tower...at 3 bars, it might be reasonable. That's what I saw at my former workplace in Houston. :(

    I just ran it on my 4s and got 1.01 down and 0.08 up. And I cannot imagine I am throttled as I have used a total of 1.6Gb since I got my 4s on release day in mid October.
     
  13. rjohnstone macrumors 68040

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    I've had faster than that with 3 bars of 3G service.
    Something is definitely amiss.
    Time for at least a phone call to AT&T.
     
  14. mstrze macrumors 68000

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    I'm just saying you can't guarantee it's being throttled. I have poor 3G coverage here and I am most certainly NOT throttled. The only way to know for sure is to call AT&T.
     
  15. Leonard1818 macrumors 68020

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    .9 is fine.

    I'm on verizon and I'm in a lead building. I float between two and 3 bars and just got .29 (at 2-3 bars of signal).
     
  16. theman510 macrumors 6502

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    That's 9x faster than what I got when I was throttled last month
     
  17. sulpfiction macrumors 68030

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    I consistantly get terrible At&t 3g/HSPA+ speeds. I am just outside of Philly and should have excellent coverage. I don't believe anything At&t says. They are just totally full of S%*T. I am an ulimited data customer who hasn't even reached 2gig of data since launch day.
     

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  18. firemedicmark thread starter macrumors 6502

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    I was tethering A LOT earlier this billing cycle. They changed my plan off of the unlimited plan to a 5GB max plan for more $...i called and finally repeat finally got them to switch me back to the unlimited plan. I think I'm being throttled now...

    If I am being throttled do i only get throttled through this billing..then it resets?
     
  19. eclipse01 macrumors 68020

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    haha thats a good day on a CDMA phone. You ATT users are spoiled!
     
  20. Dweez macrumors 65816

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    I just ran the speedtest.net app on my 3g and got 2.87 Mbps down and 1.01Mbps up, with 3 bars of signal strength.
     
  21. rjohnstone macrumors 68040

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    Here's what I get on my SGS2 on AT&T. Granted this is their LTE service.

    [​IMG]

    Spoiled is an understatement. [​IMG]
     
  22. mrsir2009 macrumors 604

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    [​IMG]
     
  23. rjohnstone macrumors 68040

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    The first pic was my best speed ever.
    Here is my average.
    Still not too shabby.

    [​IMG]

    The thing I found out about Speedtest is the test server can also skew your results. It could be overloaded or on a crappy connection itself.
    So I hit a few around the west coast to figure out what my true average speed is.
     
  24. sulpfiction macrumors 68030

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    I can't wait until my iPhone is pulling those speeds. And at this point I believe it's going to be sooner rather then later. :D
     
  25. kalex macrumors 65816

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    hahaha
     

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