1. Jimbos Jumbos's Avatar
    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 11:07 PM
  2. BrindawithanI's Avatar
    Here's mine (iPhone 4s iOS 5.0.1/ AT&T)
    Last edited by BrindawithanI; 02-04-2012 at 01:02 PM.
    02-03-2012 11:42 PM
  3. oklanole's Avatar
    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 12:13 AM
  4. BrindawithanI's Avatar
    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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    THIS! I'd hoped for better reception at work with the better antenna, but it's unusable! The speeds I posted were at home though, which is pretty crappy compared to what the advertised speeds should be. As soon as I hit wifi, my phone blows up. Oh, and this has been since early Oct...
    Last edited by BrindawithanI; 02-04-2012 at 07:24 AM.
    02-04-2012 07:19 AM
  5. Lodingi's Avatar
    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 07:05 PM.
    02-04-2012 11:13 AM
  6. oklanole's Avatar
    AT&T for me and my coworkers.


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    02-04-2012 03:56 PM
  7. Eileen89's Avatar
    I am with AT&T on a grandfathered unlimited data plan, they have not slowed me down at all as I am not even close to what they consider their top 5% data users.


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    02-06-2012 07:45 AM
  8. joe_fresh's Avatar
    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.
    04-04-2012 07:25 AM
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