We'll see how much water that holds...and for how long. AT&T isn't in the business of coming to common ground with unlimited data users, they are viciously trying to hunt you down and force you out of it, and i can't see that changing at all.
this is good news however now that they throttle after 3 GBs? does it really matter any more?
(i still have unlimited as well)
Actually, yes, it does to those of us that would rather take the risk of getting throttled rather than pay the ridiculous data overage charge of $15/1GB that AT&T is charging for going over the allotted amount of data on a set plan.... Also with AT&T's LTE, data won't be throttled till after 5GB.
I agree. Not much of a perk or gift on their part.
Depends on how you look at it. To me it's a perk as I'll never have to worry about overage fees. Maybe for those who blow through 3 or 5 GB in a few days to half a month, maybe it is not a perk. There are higher data plans available, however, as with everything else, it comes at a price.
Unlimited costs the same as 3 GB plan, the difference is that if you go over 1 byte you don't get dinged $10. Plus, just because you're throttled doesn't mean you're cut off. You can do just about anything while throttled that you could otherwise, albeit slowly, except for streaming video. You can do email, web, stream audio, maps, weather, photos, etc. Ironically, they only throttle downloads, so you can upload video without restraint, which I've done a lot of. In fact, I've used GBs after getting throttled.
Plus, I hear that on LTE the data cap is 5 GB, rather than 3.
the only thing i noticed is youtube videos loading really slow. and netflix.
other then that pandora never skipped
and web pages loaded in a few seconds.
i put 8gb+ for like 5/6 months straight.
dumb question: 4g and 4g lte is same cap? because for data at&t shows 4g only. and a supposed article shows my area is getting the lte by the end of the year.
Ah, that's what I was just saying, web & audio are fine, but video...
Specifically, it's about 120 kpbs down, in my experience, but about 1 Mbps up. So-called 4G through HSPA+ has a 3 GB cap. I hear that LTE increases your cap to 5 GB. We'll see. My SIL has an AT&T LTE mobile wifi hotspot and gets about the same speeds as the home wifi. I'll post my speeds here next week!