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    Default Used over 300GB of data on billing cycle so far - Will I get in trouble?

    Just finished talking to customer support (Live chat) - representative said my account is in good standing. Asked him if I am using too much data and he said no, that if it got to the 5TB+ region that I would get throttled to 2G speeds for an entire billing cycle.
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    Default Re: Used over 300GB of data on billing cycle so far - Will I get in trouble?

    If they said you're in good standing take their word for it. What plan do you have? How are you using so much data? I'm quite interested... Also, yes, if you go over your data allotment that will throttle your speeds for an entire billing cycle.

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    Default Re: Used over 300GB of data on billing cycle so far - Will I get in trouble?

    Unlimited data 2.5GB hotspot - Hotspot never works, I connect and then my browser is stuck on "Resolving host" - I have a desk job that allows us to listen to music/watch videos at work as long as we get our work done, so Im constantly streaming on 1080p+ for about 60-65 hours a week. I told T-Mobile this and they said its fine. I even asked if I should tone down my usage and they said I'm fine as long as I don't go near or over 5TB - Accounts 2TB+ get flagged and watched more closely.
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    I used 1 TB before and T-Moblie didn't care.

    You're fine.

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    Default Re: Used over 300GB of data on billing cycle so far - Will I get in trouble?

    Quote Originally Posted by Almeuit View Post
    I used 1 TB before and T-Moblie didn't care.

    You're fine.

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    Oh ok Almeuit thanks
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    Jeez. And I was worried about 20-30GB getting me flagged. Glad to know I don't need to worry.
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    Default Re: Used over 300GB of data on billing cycle so far - Will I get in trouble?

    Should be hitting 5 terabytes this cycle, no slowdown, though I am on Verizon.

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    Default Re: Used over 300GB of data on billing cycle so far - Will I get in trouble?

    300 GB?! I've never heard that one before! haha

    But that's what unlimited should be right? I'd take advantage of it as much as I could until they force you out of unlimited like they did to me
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    Default Re: Used over 300GB of data on billing cycle so far - Will I get in trouble?

    Wow, I have unlimited everything, I used only 1 gb. of data, plus about 1 millon gb (hahaha) with wifi

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    Default Re: Used over 300GB of data on billing cycle so far - Will I get in trouble?

    Quote Originally Posted by dpham00 View Post
    Should be hitting 5 terabytes this cycle, no slowdown, though I am on Verizon. http://img.tapatalk.com/d/14/06/03/se8anyba.jpg

    dpham00, Android Central Moderator
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    5TB? WOW LOL - what are you doing??

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    Quote Originally Posted by sparker04 View Post
    300 GB?! I've never heard that one before! haha

    But that's what unlimited should be right? I'd take advantage of it as much as I could until they force you out of unlimited like they did to me
    How did they force you out of unlimited?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Telomir View Post
    5TB? WOW LOL - what are you doing??

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    Lots of downloading and tethering


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    Quote Originally Posted by Telomir View Post
    5TB? WOW LOL - what are you doing??

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    How did they force you out of unlimited?
    When my upgrade came up they told me that I wasn't going to be able to keep my unlimited plan. I've been on 2GB since.
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    Quote Originally Posted by sparker04 View Post
    When my upgrade came up they told me that I wasn't going to be able to keep my unlimited plan. I've been on 2GB since.
    You must mean on Verizon.. Which would make sense. You have to buy full price to keep unlimited... They just didn't tell you that.

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    Default Re: Used over 300GB of data on billing cycle so far - Will I get in trouble?

    When you have the unlimited data plan it is truly unlimited with T Mobile...

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    Quote Originally Posted by brkaras View Post
    When you have the unlimited data plan it is truly unlimited with T Mobile...

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    On a smartphone only. It does not include hotspot or usage on a tablet or hotspot device.

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    Dude 300GB? It's meant to be a cell phone not your homes ISP. I hope you get banned. I mean I know it's unlimited but come on.

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    Default Re: Used over 300GB of data on billing cycle so far - Will I get in trouble?

    Pfffft...

    Bragging disguised as a question.
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    Quote Originally Posted by CFR0628 View Post
    Dude 300GB? It's meant to be a cell phone not your homes ISP. I hope you get banned. I mean I know it's unlimited but come on.

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    He won't be. I pushed the limits on my phone before and used 1 TB to see if there was an invisible throttle limit... There wasn't and they didn't care.

    All of it was phone data.. No tether hack or anything.. And yes I have a home ISP .

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    Also just because someone uses alot of data doesn't mean it's their home ISP. I am not to high this month but around 50 GB.... Without using it as my home internet. It's all phone data (with like 1 GB of tether but they give 5 GB ) ... And all I've done is stream content. If you look at T-Mobile's site it even says unlimited is for "streaming as much as you want on our network".

    Sorry if they offer unlimited and say that... Then there is no issue. That's like your cable company saying watch 300 channels and you leave multiple TVs on to do so but someone says you're abusing it... And you aren't.

    Now I agree people using a hack to make it their home internet is wrong.. Since that's not what it was meant for... But if you just use a lot of data steaming and stuff.. As they have it advertised... Sorry that's how they are marketing it.. You can't blame people for saying "Yeah I want that"... And using it.

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    Default Re: Used over 300GB of data on billing cycle so far - Will I get in trouble?

    How good are your T-mobile speeds at home that you can push 1 TB?

    At my home it's between 5-15 down usually and 1-10 up on LTE. Everywhere else in the city is 20-40 down. I would have to use my phone constantly for the whole month downloading torrent after torrent or games from steam non stop
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    Quote Originally Posted by AnotherCookie View Post
    How good are your T-mobile speeds at home that you can push 1 TB?

    At my home it's between 5-15 down usually and 1-10 up on LTE. Everywhere else in the city is 20-40 down. I would have to use my phone constantly for the whole month downloading torrent after torrent or games from steam non stop
    At home I am on wifi. As I said I have home internet through Comcast... Love their service... Hate their prices and customer service .

    I do not torrent and all my downloads were from legal sources. Around town I've been averaging 40-55 Mbps. In my building at work I can get 45....at my desk it's only 15-20 though ... Dang concrete.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Almeuit View Post
    Also just because someone uses alot of data doesn't mean it's their home ISP. I am not to high this month but around 50 GB.... Without using it as my home internet. It's all phone data (with like 1 GB of tether but they give 5 GB ) ... And all I've done is stream content. If you look at T-Mobile's site it even says unlimited is for "streaming as much as you want on our network".

    Sorry if they offer unlimited and say that... Then there is no issue. That's like your cable company saying watch 300 channels and you leave multiple TVs on to do so but someone says you're abusing it... And you aren't.

    Now I agree people using a hack to make it their home internet is wrong.. Since that's not what it was meant for... But if you just use a lot of data steaming and stuff.. As they have it advertised... Sorry that's how they are marketing it.. You can't blame people for saying "Yeah I want that"... And using it.

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    Jesus bro, you ever go outside instead of watching tv???
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bigballer View Post
    Jesus bro, you ever go outside instead of watching tv???
    I don't see how using data has anything to do with my personal life so please don't make assumptions off of something as small as data usage .

    Just because I use a lot doesn't mean I don't go out... It simply means I can stream HD content (that can chew threw many gigs in a few hours) while at work. I keep a stream going.. Watch it when it's slow.. Listen to it while I work when it's not.

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