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  1. Droid3r's Avatar
    Once you get throttled you go to EDGE they dont even let u onto 3G.

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    01-12-2012 12:15 AM
  2. zero.'s Avatar
    Once you get throttled you go to EDGE they dont even let u onto 3G.

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    this is SO ironic.

    i am with ATT off contract for more years than i can count, and have intended to stay with them for my "unlimited" data.

    but this is a clear reason to leave ATT. i can pay for more data if i cross a threshold, but i cannot pay my current rate for a non 3G connection. ever. screw that. just man up and reconfigure your plans, ATT. none of this passive aggressive two face BS. ive lost any remaining allegiance and will look for contract phones elsewhere.

    guess i'll miss the new Sony, but hey i'm already missing the Nexus.
    01-12-2012 01:44 AM
  3. cckgz4's Avatar
    Very confusing
    01-12-2012 03:02 AM
  4. zero.'s Avatar
    News you can use:
    note my post above.

    called ATT this morning and explained i am out of contract, with ATT for years, considering a new contract phone, but cannot consider ATT with the EDGE throttling issue (which, in case you hadn't thought of this, will last you the entire rest of the month once you cross 2GB and are among the top 5% of bandwidth users). i said it's a dealbreaker, and i just want the information about how and when this happens, and any associated policies.

    level 1 csr listened, appreciated my directness and politeness, and xfer'd me.
    level 2 csr (for account closures i believe) listened and explained how it happens. which is exactly as victims in this thread described. then she offered a solution, because i said the real concern was losing ALL high speed, even on 3G.

    her solution for me, already implemented:
    1) $10 off my unlimited texting (normally $20). ok, that's good since my bill is already below $90, so now i'm below $80 (450 plan on iP 3GS).
    2) when signing a new contract discontinue 'unlimited' data (for $30/mo) and buy tiered data which is 2GB/mo for $25 + $10 per GB over 2GB.

    so, once i get the contract i will save a total of $15/mo on my plan if i stay under 2GB/mo usage (which i will... don't really use much data, but of course that could change with a 4G phone). but, the fact remains that i may not sign again with ATT. until the Sony shows up, there's nothing in their contract phone lineup that has my attention.

    this solution may be available to you if you spend 15-20 mins on the phone with them. go to their wireless site and get number for account cancellation... it will start you off on the right foot.

    cliffs:
    i'm off contact and i just got $10/mo off merely my mentioning the throttling problem. drop 'unlimited' data for tiered, and save $5/mo up to 2GB, no throttling after.
    01-12-2012 12:31 PM
  5. NativeTxn's Avatar
    News you can use:
    note my post above.

    called ATT this morning and explained i am out of contract, with ATT for years, considering a new contract phone, but cannot consider ATT with the EDGE throttling issue (which, in case you hadn't thought of this, will last you the entire rest of the month once you cross 2GB and are among the top 5% of bandwidth users). i said it's a dealbreaker, and i just want the information about how and when this happens, and any associated policies.

    level 1 csr listened, appreciated my directness and politeness, and xfer'd me.
    level 2 csr (for account closures i believe) listened and explained how it happens. which is exactly as victims in this thread described. then she offered a solution, because i said the real concern was losing ALL high speed, even on 3G.

    her solution for me, already implemented:
    1) $10 off my unlimited texting (normally $20). ok, that's good since my bill is already below $90, so now i'm below $80 (450 plan on iP 3GS).
    2) when signing a new contract discontinue 'unlimited' data (for $30/mo) and buy tiered data which is 2GB/mo for $25 + $10 per GB over 2GB.

    so, once i get the contract i will save a total of $15/mo on my plan if i stay under 2GB/mo usage (which i will... don't really use much data, but of course that could change with a 4G phone). but, the fact remains that i may not sign again with ATT. until the Sony shows up, there's nothing in their contract phone lineup that has my attention.

    this solution may be available to you if you spend 15-20 mins on the phone with them. go to their wireless site and get number for account cancellation... it will start you off on the right foot.

    cliffs:
    i'm off contact and i just got $10/mo off merely my mentioning the throttling problem. drop 'unlimited' data for tiered, and save $5/mo up to 2GB, no throttling after.
    I would suggest that you assume you will go over 2GB per month. Up until I got the SR, the most I had ever used on a phone was about 0.5 GB a month (I had never gone over 1 GB) and I have had iPhones, Blackberries, and the Inspire. In my first full billing cycle with the SR, I am at 2,703.5 MB (so just over 2.7 GB) of data used with about 6 days left in my billing cycle (I'm in DFW and so far, no text - knock on wood).

    Granted, some of that is due to the "newness" factor and running a lot of Speedtests around the DFW area, but even without that, I doubt that I would have stayed under 2 GB (and I don't stream movies or music really at all). I suspect that in a more "normal" cycle, I would be somewhere between 2 and 3 GB.

    That being said, if you went to a 2GB tiered plan, and only went over by 1 GB, then it sounds like you'd still be $5 or so better off than now, and you wouldn't have to worry about the ridiculous throttling issue.
    01-12-2012 02:04 PM
  6. zero.'s Avatar
    I would suggest that you assume you will go over 2GB per month. Up until I got the SR, the most I had ever used on a phone was about 0.5 GB a month (I had never gone over 1 GB) and I have had iPhones, Blackberries, and the Inspire. In my first full billing cycle with the SR, I am at 2,703.5 MB (so just over 2.7 GB) of data used with about 6 days left in my billing cycle (I'm in DFW and so far, no text - knock on wood).

    Granted, some of that is due to the "newness" factor and running a lot of Speedtests around the DFW area, but even without that, I doubt that I would have stayed under 2 GB (and I don't stream movies or music really at all). I suspect that in a more "normal" cycle, I would be somewhere between 2 and 3 GB.

    That being said, if you went to a 2GB tiered plan, and only went over by 1 GB, then it sounds like you'd still be $5 or so better off than now, and you wouldn't have to worry about the ridiculous throttling issue.
    i certainly agree. the first csr tried to compare my 3GS usage to ensure me the throttling wouldn't be a problem. i laughed (real lol). apples and oranges again.

    actually, looking better yet is VZW's double data deal, but that isnt consistently available last i checked. i wouldnt hesitate to leave for VZW except for my history with which held me back. maybe i should start accepting their high CS ratings and forget my history.
    01-12-2012 04:05 PM
  7. blweldon2's Avatar
    I keep a 2gb data plan and it is VERY easy to go over. I should've gotten the 4gb plan.
    01-12-2012 10:13 PM
  8. PewterL31's Avatar
    If u go over on the 2gb plan its $10/1gb. Its the same price as the 4gb plan. So unless u want to tether and/or need 4gbs its cheaper to stay on the 2gb plan.
    Sent from my Samsung Skyrocket
    01-12-2012 11:05 PM
  9. kpconnell's Avatar
    shameless plug for a free app i wrote but possibly relevant:

    http://forums.androidcentral.com/bet...3g-4g-etc.html

    (this is not your usual speed test)
    01-14-2012 05:35 PM
  10. jess.hickey's Avatar
    Well, it's my turn now. I got the text last night and quickly checked my MyATT app...3.75 GB was the trigger for me. My text didn't say I was being throttled, it stated I was approaching the top 5% and was in jeopardy of being throttled.

    My cycle ends on the 29th. So, on the 27 and 28th I will be shutting off WiFi and streaming my music from the cloud while running slingbox and as many speedtest as I possibly can. I don't care if it's E, 3G or LTE for those last couple of days but I'm gonna go ahead and hog up as much bandwidth as I can at the end of my cycle just to prove a point.

    Will they care...probably not?!?! Will I care...yup?!?!
    01-24-2012 08:18 AM
  11. MAGiK9's Avatar
    I had that text a few days before the throttling started. It will come!
    01-24-2012 10:24 AM
  12. Coleus's Avatar
    You can still get unlimited data on VZW if you search the boards you will find out how. I haven't heard of VZW throttling.
    01-24-2012 10:59 AM
  13. jess.hickey's Avatar
    I had that text a few days before the throttling started. It will come!
    Yeah, I know! Fortunately I didn't get this until 4 days left in my cycle. I'm just gonna burn it up the last couple of days. I know I'm only one person and my traffic will go unnoticed on the network but I'm so full of ssip and vinegar right now I'm gonna do what I can.

    I read on another site earlier today about AT&T ads that were claiming most (98%) of people use less than 200 mb a month. It appears that AT&T is throttling at 3.5-4.0 GB (for me any ways)...and I'm supposed to be the top 5%? It seems to me that there are only 2% using >200mb a month. Why doesn't throttling start <200 mb?

    Debra Jordan (AT&T CnSR) told me this is a "program" they just started in October. My data usage has been 3+GB for Nov, Dec and now Jan (with Nov higher than Jan) and I'm just now getting the notice. Apparently consistency isn't their thing either!

    I could rant for days but I guess I'll just bend over and take the high hard one along side of every other AT&T data user!?!?
    01-24-2012 02:02 PM
  14. jess.hickey's Avatar
    I've managed to gobble up almost 2gb of data (at 0.12 mb/s) over the past 24 hours. Music from the cloud while I sleep and slingbox while I nap and tunein on mute while way watching the xgames. I'm pretty sure I'm gonna do this every month just because I can.
    01-28-2012 09:46 PM
  15. mellonman's Avatar
    If you are on At&T, T mobile and Verizon and have unlimited data when you approach the highest tier in this case 5gb your speed will be throttled down. They have all said they were going to do this and a few were doing it before they got rid of the unlimited plans.
    01-31-2012 07:45 AM
  16. PewterL31's Avatar
    Sprint is getting ready to drop ul data and is slowing down data speed as well

    Sent from my Samsung Skyrocket
    02-04-2012 10:47 AM
  17. jess.hickey's Avatar
    I was reading an article this morning that made a very valid point.

    As we, with the unlimited plan, try to watch our data usage, the top 5% will go down from ~2gb to <2gb.

    Let's see if we can't make this backfire

    I contend we go the other direction. Watch your data usage for the first part of your cycle. In the last 3-4 days...f'ing run it up son!!!

    After I was throttled last month I was able to gobble up another 1.5-2gb of data in the last 2 days of my cycle. I muted the phone and streamed pandora and tunein radio at the same time for about 12-18 hours straight.

    UNLIMITEDS UNITE!!!!
    NativeTxn likes this.
    02-08-2012 09:18 AM
  18. wickedstitch's Avatar
    I think I have been throttled, and I never even got a warning. WTF? I pay to have a certain phone and certain data usage, I should get that. I went from download speed of 4.6 mbps to a download speed of .14 mbps. That's some unacceptable BS! What's the point of having a phone with speedy capabilities if I'm only allowed to do things at a glacial pace?

    Not. Happy. At. All.
    02-09-2012 07:16 AM
  19. jess.hickey's Avatar
    02-24-2012 04:40 PM
  20. jbrandonf's Avatar
    I wish I could participate but I'm on a limited plan. Fight for me brothas!
    blweldon2 likes this.
    02-24-2012 07:24 PM
  21. jess.hickey's Avatar
    Found this on atts Facebook today...looks like 3gb on 3g/4g phones and 5gb on LTE phone

    Data Usage Information & FAQs from AT&T
    03-01-2012 12:10 PM
  22. blkdrgn613's Avatar
    a simple phone call to tech support will lift the throttle.

    you tell them that you data speed are really low for LTE compared to what you were getting a few days ago, they will look into it and tell you about your usage and that you are being throttled.

    thats when you tell them that you are on the unlimited plan and should not be throttled at all sine you have been a customer for so long to still have unlimited.

    ask for their supervisor, threaten to switch to verizon for att's poor customer service.

    you will never be throttled again and could possibly get a credit for 1 months worth of data charges.
    03-13-2012 10:43 PM
  23. akcrimson's Avatar
    Ugh I got the throttle text last night. To be fair I was tethering and streaming like mad this month. And I didn't get the message until 5g which is what their website says. They seem to be consistent with their policy to me. I still think it f-****get skeezy though. It's not as if att needs to worry about their income

    Sent from my SAMSUNG-SGH-I727 using Tapatalk
    03-14-2012 05:11 PM
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