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    Default throttling question

    Ok, this morning I received an automated text this morning saying I was approaching 5GB for the month, and that exceeding it on this and future billing cycles will result in reduced data speeds, etc. I checked and I had reached about 4.9 GB, so I figured it'd happen today. Now it only says 4G in the notification bar, and I checked my data and now I'm a little over 5GB. Where I live I pretty much always have LTE (DFW area), so clearly something is happening.

    However, I ran a couple of data speed tests, both around 6-7 mbps. It's noticeably slower, but nothing I can't handle. I've read that throttling typically makes your speeds go below 1 mbps. Am I truly being throttled, or can AT&T possibly be taking it a little easy since it's my first time hitting 5GB? haha It just seems a little odd.
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    Default Re: throttling question

    It may be that it only say 4G since they may have dropped you to a HSPA/HSPA+ connection instead of 4G LTE.
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    I wish the fcc would make throttling illegal

    sent from the best smart phone (not phablet) on the worst network- the Galaxy S3 unfortunately on T-Mobile
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    Actually, it now appears that me being moved down to HSPA/HSPA+ was a huge coincidence, because its back at LTE now. I'm still not getting throttled. I guess the one time LTE was out around where I live was after I received that text. Ha!! Still seems odd to me that they sent me that text, I still go over 5GB, and I'm still not experiencing any throttling. Oh well.
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    Dude you must be on your phone 24/7! I use my phone A LOT and haven't even sniffed 4GB

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    Default Re: throttling question

    Haha I avg about 10gb a month

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    Default Re: throttling question

    Quote Originally Posted by brkaras View Post
    Dude you must be on your phone 24/7! I use my phone A LOT and haven't even sniffed 4GB

    Sent from my SAMSUNG-SGH-I747 using Android Central Forums
    Well I work in a cubicle all day, so I tend to stream a lot from spotify and other music sources. I also tend to get kinda bored and find myself playing with it a little too much, haha.

    Plus, the last day of my billing cycle is tomorrow, So it's not like I'm going way over.

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