Is AT&T still throttling you after 5GB?

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  1. Eternal 28 macrumors 6502

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    Hello, I just recently pass 5GB on my iPhone 6 on the AT&T Unlimited data plan and Im currently not throttled. In the past once I passed the 5GB I am automatically throttled. So far I'm at 5.4GB and I'm still at full speed. Maybe AT&T has taken it easy against throttling unlimited data customers Let me know what your results are.

    Thank you
     
  2. Natzoo macrumors 65816

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    Ive used about 4 gb of unlimited data and not throttled. If i do get throttled ill tell you
     
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  4. titans1127 macrumors 6502a

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    Knock on wood but I'm up to 6.82GB with 12 days to go in my billing cycle. They usually never fail to throttle the second I hit 5GB including the last 2 months they didn't remove the throttle when my cycle reset until I contacted them about it.
     
  5. TITNTUFF macrumors regular

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    Throttled

    As soon as I hit 5 GB it is back to dial up speeds for the last two cycles.
     
  6. titans1127 macrumors 6502a

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    Looks like they throttled me once I hit 7GBs this month. I wonder if something has changed with policy or they were just late in catching me
     
  7. Applejuiced macrumors Westmere

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    I think something very soon will change with their throttling shenanigans.
    That's why they keep trying to entice people with more data and better prices on those mobile share plans.
    The FCC is getting stricter with net neutrality laws passed and more pressure is put on internet providers not to limit/restrict consumers.
    Soon we will see some positive changes and maybe our unlimited plans will go back to being unlimited like they were years ago without throttling.
     
  8. Imran27 macrumors newbie

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    Is AT&T still throttling you after 5GB?

    Yes, AT&T throttled me last month. Will see what happens this month
     
  9. Newtons Apple macrumors G5

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    I do not go over 5GB often but the few time I got into the 6GB range, AT&T did not throttle me, no even a text messgae form them.

    The "Unlimited Plan" is still best for me as I am usually in the 3-4GB range.
     
  10. Eternal 28 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Now I'm at 7.4GB used and I'm still not throttled. This is awesome if AT&T is taking it easy on throttling.
     
  11. Hal~9000 macrumors 68000

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    Yes.

    I normally only use less than 2gb/mo so I had never been throttled before and wanted to see if they would. As soon as I passed 5gb AT&T throttled to 0.5mbps.

    0.5mbps is still very usable for web browsing or maps (unlike the people on carriers that when throttled they only get 128kbps), just that video streaming stutters a lot and is unwatchable.
     
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  13. Natzoo macrumors 65816

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    I agree I'm on 5.5 GB and no throttling
     
  14. Rayfire macrumors 68020

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    Just got throttled, billing cycle will reset by 10th.

    It sucks but having an individual line at this price with subsidy is the cheapest so far.
     
  15. Hal~9000 macrumors 68000

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    Agreed, I'm on a family plan so I pay $10 for an extra line with 100 min + $30 for unlimited data ($25.50 after 15% discount). You also get a $450 subsidy every two years.

    $450 credit / 24 months = $18.75/mo.

    $35.50 - $18.75 = $16.75/mo for unlimited data + 100 min on AT&T. Not a bad deal at all and destroys T-mobile's $30/mo prepaid plan people rave about...
     
  16. macher macrumors 6502a

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    When I get throttled it's not that bad because I still get low LTE pings.

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    We have a grandfathered plan; 4 lines each have unlimited data, mobile to ANY mobile, unlimited text, aList. Being throttled for me isn't as bad as people make it to be with low LTE pings. I really like the contract price for iPhones. When we upgraded to iPhones 6's 64GB we didnt have to go Next and we like getting brand spanning new iPhones every 2 years at subsidized pricing.
     
  17. af21187, Feb 6, 2015
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    Eh. Good for you, but that's not the whole story. Whoever is paying for the main line on your account is getting ripped off with a legacy plan. If you want to get somewhere close to comparing apples with apples on this, don't forget about texting, which is $20 a month per line with ATT. With T-Mo, it's included in the $30 package.

    Your plan honestly doesn't "destroy" T-Mobile's $30 plan.
     
  18. applepie555 macrumors regular

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    Just got throttled for the first time last night just before I hit 5gbs. Not as bad as I thought it would be but streaming video is a pain...pretty much anything above 240p or 360p requires constant buffering.
     
  19. luckydcxx macrumors 65816

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    they forced me out of my unlimited plan after almost 8 years with them ... i couldn't take the throttling.

    i am now on a 30GB family share with no throttling and hot spot ability. i don't see why they would want this though, i pay less and am using more data.

    * my 1000th post, now a 65816 :) *
     
  20. MassiveAttack macrumors 6502a

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    Family share with roll over data for the win. Just started the month with 22GB of unthrottled data.
     
  21. scaredpoet macrumors 604

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    If you're not getting throttled right away, you might be lucky enough to be in an area that isn't heavily congested. Supposedly AT&T isn't enforcing the limit so strictly, in ears where bandwidth isn't constrained.
     
  22. loon3y macrumors 65816

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    i got throttled on december


    I'm keeping this unlimited contract FOR LIFE
     
  23. nostresshere macrumors 68030

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    BINGO!

    One of my more STUPID moves was to hold on to unlimited as long as I did. I should have dropped it years ago. The money I wasted holding on to unlimited. @#^@#&@%$&

    Why are people still paying for unlimited when they do 2-3gb a month. STUPID.
     
  24. Newtons Apple macrumors G5

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    I use between 4 and 5GB of data and the unlimited plan is best for me.

    Not all are STUPID like you think and it is far from a waste for many.
     
  25. Apple Trees macrumors 6502

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    The throttling is AT&T's friendly way of telling you that you're using your iPhone too much.
     

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