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Are carriers slowing data speeds for All unlimited users?
My brother is on AT&T with unlimited data. He got the text saying he is in the top 5%. The text said his speeds will be throttled until the next billing cycle. He ran a speed test 3 times and averaged around 2mp. So I ran a test also ( I am also unlimited and just started my billing cycle. I haven't been over 1GB in months). My speed was also around 2mb. I ran the test again today several times in different locations. None of the tests were over 2mb
I then looked at my history on the tests. Before September, my speeds were consistently between 4-6 mbs. Since September, I have not had a single test over 2mbs
Anyone else with an unlimited plan getting speeds over 2mbs?
- 02-03-2012, 10:42 PM #2
- 02-03-2012, 11:13 PM #3
You really might be on to something. There are a few (5-6) unlimited users including myself at work. About three weeks ago all of a sudden our phones have become slugs at work. Words with friends takes two plus minutes to send a move 70% of the time. Apps like Facebook and twitter will just sit and spin. Voice of course is no problem. Before this we had no problems using data.
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- 02-04-2012, 06:19 AM #4
Last edited by BrindawithanI; 02-04-2012 at 06:24 AM.
- 02-04-2012, 10:13 AM #5
Interesting thread. What carrier is everyone using? I have an LTE phone on Verizon. I am ditching it for a 4s in about 2 weeks. I thought I had read some time ago an article stating Verizon would start throttling all 3G data customers. This was their way of forcing all upgrades to LTE devices. Unlimited data plans on LTE would not be affected. I hope I'm not shooting myself in the foot by purchasing an iPhone.
Last edited by Lodingi; 02-04-2012 at 06:05 PM.
- 02-04-2012, 02:56 PM #6
- 02-06-2012, 06:45 AM #7
- 04-04-2012, 06:25 AM #8
Here is something to think about.. How many smart phone users are out there compared to a year ago? Look at what phones your carrier is selling, not many options for dumb phones anymore is there. Everywhere you go you see a droid bb or iPhone. The bandwidth is getting used more than before.