AT&T Throttling Unlimited Users - VZW Next???

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    If you have a grandfathered unlimited data plan on AT&T you are about to be throttled. Users with 3G devices will be throttled once they hit 3GB of data in a month. Those using 4G devices will reach their throttle point at 5GB. Once users hit their cap they will be throttled back to Edge speeds for the remainder of their billing cycle. With the fact that VZW allowed many users to stay on unlimited plans before doing away with it in favor of tiered plans, one can only wonder if they will follow suit. Let's hope not.


    Here is the full press release:

     
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    My 4G speeds suck so bad in Seattle, I wouldn't tell the difference.
     
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    AT&T has been doing this for awhile now.

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    Ya att and tmo do this openly. VZW does it for 3G not 4G data. And sprint doesn't do this yet.
     
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    "The reason reduced speeds only apply to unlimited smartphone customers is because their data usage is significantly higher than those on tiered plans. "

    ... Well, DUH. They have unlimited plans.
     
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    Of coarse we are next....VZW see that att is doing it and now they will say...something like...due to the demand of the 4g lte network we have to do blah blah....this will only affect .5% of users........blah blah

    the question is....if it only affect .5% of the users...then why bother....
     
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    There was an article on yahoo that talked about this. ATT will throttle you to punish you for having unlimited and tell you to switch to tiered if you don't like it. They throttle you even if you're literally the only one on a cell tower, and keep you throttled for the rest of your bill cycle.

    Verizon only throttles you while you're on a congested tower, and if you're within the top 5% of the data users on that tower. Once you're on another tower or if the tower isn't congested, you'll be back to normal.

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    i truly hope vzw doesnt go down.this bs path
     
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    Where did you hear that? I was never throttled on my D2.

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    I don't care if they do this. The only reason I really wanted unlimited was because I didn't wanna worry about going over a data cap an being fined.
     
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    i have never been throttled i use close to 10 gig a month on all my smartphone lines ( nexus,and 2 tbolts) hardly any of that is on the 4g network most is 3g .. we do very little tethering . a lot of netflix watching and pandora on almost all day 24/7 hooked into house speakers .. ( we dont have internet option where i live so we do use our phones for only internet source)
     
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    Wrong info
     
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    I hope not. I use like 7-10gigs because of Netflix/Youtube and Pandora on my Nexus. What's the point of those apps if you can watch one or two movies..
     
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    its illegal for verizon to throttle block C networks