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Old 02-13-2012, 09:42 AM
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AT&T starts throttling

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So last month, AT&T "throttled" Trang's iPhone, slowing downloads by roughly 99 percent. That means a Web page that would normally take a second to load instead took almost two minutes.
AT&T has some 17 million customers with "unlimited data" plans that can be subject to throttling, representing just under half of its smartphone users. It stopped signing up new customers for those plans in 2010, and warned last year that it would start slowing speeds for people who consume the most data.
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AT&T spokesman Mark Siegel said that as of last summer, the top 5 percent of data users were using 2 gigabytes of data per month
:O they consider 2gb top data users? Isn't that one of their lowest data tiers? Not that I hit that much myself lol but still suprising


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Old 02-16-2012, 07:46 AM
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Re: AT&T starts throttling

As @DaveTN used to put it ;unlimited is um,limited. That's bogus that they aren't telling people where the throttle line is like what T-mobile is doing. I just broke my 10GB limit with them and am now being throttled.
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Old 02-16-2012, 12:33 PM
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Re: AT&T starts throttling

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As @DaveTN used to put it ;unlimited is um,limited. That's bogus that they aren't telling people where the throttle line is like what T-mobile is doing. I just broke my 10GB limit with them and am now being throttled.
@eric whats your throttle speed?
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Old 02-16-2012, 01:11 PM
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Re: AT&T starts throttling

its pretty reasonable, i can still listen to slacker radio and other music streaming apps. i get anywhere from 96 to 324kbps throttled. which is still faster than anything i've gotten with sprint in my last months with them
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Old 02-16-2012, 01:42 PM
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Re: AT&T starts throttling

man thats pretty much dial-up speeds that sucks
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Old 02-16-2012, 02:55 PM
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Re: AT&T starts throttling

Yeah, that does suck. But if that is better than he was getting from Sprint and he is saving money, I think it's a win-win for eric.
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Old 02-16-2012, 05:10 PM
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Re: AT&T starts throttling

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Yeah, that does suck. But if that is better than he was getting from Sprint and he is saving money, I think it's a win-win for eric.
@rainfreak and especially considering that I can still stream radio,look at Facebook posts and comment without errors. None of that I could do with sprint. But tomorrow I'm back to the speeds in my sig.
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Old 02-16-2012, 09:04 PM
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Re: AT&T starts throttling

I did this math for someone in another forum:

Assuming the average data use is 1GB (which according to some cisco article, it was most recently) and that the top 1% use 24% of all data (same source) we can project that the top 5% of all users use roughly 70-80% of all data. Remove them from the sample size, and the AVERAGE use among the remaining 95% is...

310MB.

So yep, you very quickly enter the top 5%.
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Old 02-16-2012, 09:12 PM
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Re: AT&T starts throttling

I use 310MB a day at least.
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Old 02-16-2012, 09:19 PM
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Re: AT&T starts throttling

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I use 310MB a day at least.
so your throttled after 2GB?
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