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    Default AT&T Throttling Back Data Speeds At Night?

    I have successfully grandfathered an unlimited data/message plan from phone to phone now for several years...and still have it on my present iPhone 4s.

    I have noticed lately that in the evening especially, data transfer speeds deteriorate to slug slow...and sometimes pages time out before they even load. I use a lot of data since I don't have a computer in my home at present.

    I have heard that AT&T is throttling back data speeds in the evenings to keep deter unlimited plan users from using so much data that they are not getting paid for...true?
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    You're likely using a tower that is at capacity for data, so things slow.
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    Quote Originally Posted by kch50428 View Post
    You're likely using a tower that is at capacity for data, so things slow.
    Any way to change that?
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    Quote Originally Posted by davistld01 View Post
    Any way to change that?
    Not really...
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    Quote Originally Posted by davistld01 View Post
    Any way to change that?
    yeah... move.
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    Also, AT&T tries to do work on the network (towers and so on) at night, thus less available bandwidth to go around.
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    IDK, in my area I've noticed that my data speed is increased at night. Usually I'm able to get 10Mbps on my iPad 3 after 10PM.

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