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Discussion in 'iPhone' started by utl768, Sep 28, 2011.
i have unlimited data but whats the actual limit before they slow you down
I don't think a number was given, you just have to be in the top 5% of users who abuse their unlimited data
Safe to say somewhere north of 2 gigs. 2gigs would be the base line.
When are they supposed to start that AT&T 3G speed throttling?
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.
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.
It's after 10 gigs actually.
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.
Does anyone know what the throttled speed actually are?
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.
I would imagine that they dumb-down the connection to EDGE.
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.
Actually, it was September first. And your logic has been "repeatedly" debunked and discredited in previous threads.