I just got my first txt from ATT saying i went over 3gb of data

Theraker007

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It says continuing to do so in future cycles blah blah ill get throttled. My question is: can i continue to use it as much as i need in "this" cycle and be ok?
 

-aggie-

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It doesn't matter. You're going to be throttled soon. You can continue to use it as much as you want, but your ability to "use" it will be severely hampered by the throttling, of course.
 
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OceanView

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Are you the data police?
Who gives a crap what he uses his data for?
3GB is not a lot.

OP, please let us know if you get throttled and at what speeds AT&T throttled you to.
 
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Jedii

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What i wanna know is how you bloody Yanks manage to use so much bloody data? i'm based in the UK, and the only thing i hear is about data limits from you lot ( not an insult, i assure you ) but how can use so much data?

I've had my iPhone 4S since released and only used 2.1GB combined ( 440MB sent, 1.7GB received ) :)
 
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thelatinist

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Aug 15, 2009
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What i wanna know is how you bloody Yanks manage to use so much bloody data? i'm based in the UK, and the only thing i hear is about data limits from you lot ( not an insult, i assure you ) but how can use so much data?
Oh, of course not an insult. How could calling people "bloody Yanks" possibly be interpreted as an insult. :rolleyes:
 
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Spectrum Abuser

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What i wanna know is how you bloody Yanks manage to use so much bloody data? i'm based in the UK, and the only thing i hear is about data limits from you lot ( not an insult, i assure you ) but how can use so much data?

I've had my iPhone 4S since released and only used 2.1GB combined ( 440MB sent, 1.7GB received ) :)
Bigger is better in America! Just ask all of our 'folk that drive the big SUV gas-guzzling machines. :p
 
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luked14

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I just got throttled by AT&T for the first time this month, and I tested my download speeds in areas with great service and I was consistently getting about .09 Mbps. How is that even usable?
 
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briantaylor619

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I just got throttled by AT&T for the first time this month, and I tested my download speeds in areas with great service and I was consistently getting about .09 Mbps. How is that even usable?
Of course it's usable, what do you think people used for mobile data before 3G existed?
 
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Calidude

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Jailbreak your phone. Install Adblocking. Problem solved.

Apple should be giving users weapons against these crappy carriers, though, like Android's data monitor.
 
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ayeying

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What i wanna know is how you bloody Yanks manage to use so much bloody data? i'm based in the UK, and the only thing i hear is about data limits from you lot ( not an insult, i assure you ) but how can use so much data?

I've had my iPhone 4S since released and only used 2.1GB combined ( 440MB sent, 1.7GB received ) :)
So little.. I have

Sent: 2.1GB
Received: 39.2GB

since iPhone 4S was released.

It's a smart phone, might as well use it...
 
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cyks

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What i wanna know is how you bloody Yanks manage to use so much bloody data? i'm based in the UK, and the only thing i hear is about data limits from you lot ( not an insult, i assure you ) but how can use so much data?

I've had my iPhone 4S since released and only used 2.1GB combined ( 440MB sent, 1.7GB received ) :)
It's easy. Just watch a lot of videos or listen to podcasts when WiFi isn't an option and one can go over the limits very quickly.
 
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LIVEFRMNYC

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I use 3gb and above monthly, I never got warned yet. Do you tether a lot? Just asking, cause maybe those are the ones they jump on first.
 
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farmermac

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What i wanna know is how you bloody Yanks manage to use so much bloody data? i'm based in the UK, and the only thing i hear is about data limits from you lot ( not an insult, i assure you ) but how can use so much data?

I've had my iPhone 4S since released and only used 2.1GB combined ( 440MB sent, 1.7GB received ) :)
Its the buffet mentality. Do you have all you can at buffets in the uk?

Once you have something and it gets restricted and the new option costs more money, it's a tough pill to swallow.
 
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iproductsuser

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I got the message today also but today is the last day of the billing cycle. Shouldn't be an issue this upcoming month, I hope.
 
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LIVEFRMNYC

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Of course it's usable, what do you think people used for mobile data before 3G existed?
Before 3G, mobile usage was different. You didn't have many streaming apps like Netflix, Slingbox, Face chatting, etc. Then you have apps like Dropbox. And people download alot of music, podcasts, etc.

Speeds below 3G would be usable only for browsing, email, maps, and small downloads/syncs. Wouldn't be usable for multimedia purposes, which are half of what most smartphones are nowadays.
 
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briantaylor619

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Before 3G, mobile usage was different. You didn't have many streaming apps like Netflix, Slingbox, Face chatting, etc. Then you have apps like Dropbox. And people download alot of music, podcasts, etc.

Speeds below 3G would be usable only for browsing, email, maps, and small downloads/syncs. Wouldn't be usable for multimedia purposes, which are half of what most smartphones are nowadays.
If the only thing you can't do is use applications that gulp down data (the whole reason you're throttled in the first place) then quit using those applications till the end of your monthly cycle. 2g for email, web browsing, and map directions is perfectly usable.
 
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LIVEFRMNYC

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If the only thing you can't do is use applications that gulp down data (the whole reason you're throttled in the first place) then quit using those applications till the end of your monthly cycle. 2g for email, web browsing, and map directions is perfectly usable.
That's ridiculous. I shouldn't be limited in usage. Carriers choose to sell these phones and have no problem advertising all the things they can do(including showing off apps that require good bandwidth).

Web Browsing is usable on 2G but sucks compare to 3G and up. Maps on 2G can also be slow at times. Email is perfectly fine on 2G with the exception of those that are html or downloading attachments.
 
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cyks

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That's ridiculous. I shouldn't be limited in usage. Carriers choose to sell these phones and have no problem advertising all the things they can do(including showing off apps that require good bandwidth).

Web Browsing is usable on 2G but sucks compare to 3G and up. Maps on 2G can also be slow at times. Email is perfectly fine on 2G with the exception of those that are html or downloading attachments.
...and you CAN do any of those things that they show, you'll just have to pay for the data it uses.

At least it's not like the automotive industry- where they show cars driving at excessive speeds, on nearly impossible terrain, or drifting/ joyriding on the salt flats or freshly rained asphalt... things you legally can NOT use said car for.
 
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