whats the throttle cap for att

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  1. utl768 macrumors 6502

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    i have unlimited data but whats the actual limit before they slow you down
     
  2. saving107 macrumors 603

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    I don't think a number was given, you just have to be in the top 5% of users who abuse their unlimited data

    http://www.pcworld.com/article/236984/atandt_data_throttling_is_just_a_political_stunt.html
     
  3. Rodimus Prime macrumors G4

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    Safe to say somewhere north of 2 gigs. 2gigs would be the base line.
     
  4. Applejuiced macrumors Westmere

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    When are they supposed to start that AT&T 3G speed throttling?
     
  5. Stealthipad macrumors 68040

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    Someone at AT&T said you would have to go over 5gb to be throttled back, I think I saw it in another thread here a few weeks ago.
     
  6. AIP5 macrumors 6502a

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    I believe it was Oct 1st, or sometime in mid-October. That date also made the rumor sites interpret that as the potential launch date of iPhone 5.

    And the cap for AT&T is supposed to top 5% of data users. But some threads here say that they received a "high data usage alert" from AT&T when they passed 10GB. So it seems that a relatively safe guess could be throttling after 4 or even 5GB.
    I use about 3-4 GB monthly, and I haven't received any alert from AT&T. So far, that is.
     
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  8. Applejuiced macrumors Westmere

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    Interesting.
    Since Im on unlimited I dont care if they send me usage alerts as long as they dont throttle me down to edge speeds at 2GB's. That would suck.
    4-5GB's plus would be more reasonable.
     
  9. OMGbrandon macrumors 6502

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    Does anyone know what the throttled speed actually are?
     
  10. Kyotoma macrumors 68000

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    According to their statistics, roughly 2% of their 106.3 million subscribers(as of Q2 2011 Source: Wikipedia, of course) use more than 2GB of data per month, which is where they derived their data plans. That factors out to about 2,126,000 million users using above 2 GB a month. Now, they say the top five percent of those users would be affected since they consume vast amounts of data a month. That's about 106,300 people getting throttled data. The population of an average town.

    Now, I average about 8GB a month, and have not experienced any slow downs at all.

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    I would imagine that they dumb-down the connection to EDGE.
     
  11. cyks macrumors 68020

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    That's probably because they said they weren't going to begin throttling until October.

    As has been said repeatedly, if only 2% (by their own numbers) use more than 2GB of data and they're throttling the top 5% of users, expect to be throttled well before you reach 2GB.
     
  12. Kyotoma macrumors 68000

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    Actually, it was September first. And your logic has been "repeatedly" debunked and discredited in previous threads.
     
  13. cyks macrumors 68020

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    http://www.macrumors.com/2011/07/29...ited-data-plan-customers-starting-in-october/
    http://www.fiercewireless.com/story...artphone-data-users-starting-oct-1/2011-07-29
    http://www.macworld.com/article/161427/2011/07/att_throttling_heaviest_smartphone_data_users.html
    http://www.computerworld.com/s/article/9218760/AT_T_to_throttle_big_users_of_unlimited_data

     

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