Carrier Tmobile throttle speeds?

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  1. eclipse01 macrumors 68020

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    I'm just curious to what speeds they throttle you down too when you go over your cap?
     
  2. rockitdog macrumors 68020

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    Good question. My question is why not go all in and pay for unlimited data with t-mobile? If you have T-Mo already why not live without boarders (sorry for the cheap, cheesy line)?
     
  3. Zaft macrumors 68040

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    2G, anywhere from 40 - 120 kb/s...
     
  4. Don't Stop macrumors newbie

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    I think a lot of people are still not fully aware of T-Mobile's recent plans or understand them. A couple years ago, when T-Mobile had nothing but throttled data plans, they called the 5GB plan "unlimited data". Which was true, it just wasn't unlimited high speed data. I think that's where the confusion comes in for those who don't follow or keep up with mobile tech news/info. I've been on their true high speed unlimited data since 2013 and it's awesome. I feel free to use my iPhone the way I want and not worry about anything like caps or minutes.
     
  5. DavidLynch macrumors 6502a

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    I went all in when I started and quickly realized I wasn't even touching 2GB a month. With music streaming not counting towards your LTE data, I don't use much. I think the music streaming perk is one of the best things they offer.
     
  6. eclipse01 thread starter macrumors 68020

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    Oh ok, I guess I thought there "unlimited plans" still meant they throttle after a while.

    guess that changed?
     
  7. DavidLynch macrumors 6502a

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    They say they may throttle after 21GB if you're in a high-usage zone.
     
  8. Don't Stop macrumors newbie

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    Is that official or rumors? Last winter my wife used up like 60GB in a month with no throttle. Prison Break and The Walking Dead on Netflix lol. Our winters are freezing.
     
  9. Applejuiced macrumors Westmere

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    Correct.
    Very miserable slow throttle speeds :(
     
  10. Don't Stop macrumors newbie

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    That was their old "unlimited plans" from like 2011. I've been back on T-Mobile since 2013 and I haven't been throttled yet. I watch a lot of YouTube, it's my version of TV.
     
  11. scaredpoet macrumors 604

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    It's official and now in the fine print, but the throttling isn't constant, and it's not even guaranteed that you'll be throttled every time. The cell site you're connected to has to be saturated and at capacity, and then they'll "de-prioritize" you, meaning QoS will be applied that puts your internet usage at lower priority to other users on the tower. This can last anywhere from a few minutes to a few hours before your speeds go back to normal, until the next traffic jam hits.

    If there's no capacity issue going on where you are, then no throttling happens, even after 21GB+ of usage.
     
  12. Don't Stop macrumors newbie

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    Good looking out! I didn't know that was going on but now I do. Long as the throttle doesn't last for the remainder of the bill cycle then I'm good. And fortunately I haven't had to experience it yet. For those who pay for Unlimited HIGH SPEED Data, that's what we should be getting.
     
  13. rockitdog macrumors 68020

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    The potential for a 21GB throttle just happened a week or two a go, this was reported on by a few sources but for obvious reasons isn't widely known.
     

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