Why has AT&T not throttled me?

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  1. mcdonoughdr macrumors member

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    I have an iPhone 5 with unlimited lte, I've used ell over 5 gb of data but I have not been slowed down, no text or email...
     
  2. Neverbepeace macrumors 6502a

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    You want to be throttled:confused:
     
  3. AznTakumi macrumors regular

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    Have you done a speed test? Also how long ago did you exceed 5gb? Being throttle with Lte is hard to see the dfference when just browsing the web
     
  4. duneriderltr450 macrumors 6502

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    Call them up and say that your not being throttled.
     
  5. travo112 macrumors newbie

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    They may only throttle in 3g not LTE. The big V does that.
     
  6. Abandapart82 macrumors member

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    Do a speed test. You're most likely being throttled but like they said, you can't really tell with simple web browsing and email.
     
  7. iapplelove macrumors 68040

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    OP I hit 5gb as well and although sometimes it seems data speeds are a little slower it's hard to tell,the phone is still quick.
     
  8. Applejuiced macrumors Westmere

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    Yes, you need to speak up.
    That's not fair:D
     
  9. einmusiker macrumors 68030

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    they base it on your location ie. if you are in a heavy traffic metro area they will throttle you quicker
     
  10. xA4Hx macrumors member

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    I notice every time I go over 5gb when I get throttled but I have found a solution to this when I was on android but its to much of hassel anymore unless I hit 5gb way early I won't make effort to deploy my work around
     
  11. joeshmo2010 macrumors 6502a

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    When I still had unlimited up until May of this year, I would use well over 5, close to 15GB every month. No throttle. I swear this was (dont know if it still is) purely location based. Since I live in Seattle, the network performs just fine compared to other major cities. I still haven't heard anyone in the are get throttled. YMMV

    So sad that I have a tiered plan now :(
     
  12. Applejuiced macrumors Westmere

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    I noticed that 3-4 months ago too on a 4S with unlimited data on my plan.
    Sometimes it would hit 4-5GB's with no throttling, other times they would get the text and throttling after 6GB's.
    So its not the same on every single place in the US. Its based on traffic on a specific location.
    If you live in huge cities like NY and LA then expect to get hit with it as soon as you reach the limit.
     
  13. DJ.Nickk macrumors regular

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    Some customers that are with AT&T have major lee-way o went 10+GB month for 3 months in a row and have not got any sort of speed slow down; As a matter a fact they just put a 4G LTE tower so im getting 32 Down 7UP;):D


    :apple:
     
  14. scaredpoet macrumors 604

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    Whereabouts are you located?

    AT&T is enforcing the throttle more strictly in areas where the data network is congested, like major cities. In places where there's not a lot of traffic, they're more lax about it.

    Either way, don't look a gift horse in the mouth. If they aren't throttling you, enjoy it and don't remind them. :)
     
  15. vistadude macrumors 65816

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    You are the rock star Tupac Shakur and you have grandfathered LTE.
     

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