Re: AT&T to throttle unlimited data plan users...[ Edited ]
10-25-2011 08:08:21 AM - edited 10-25-2011 08:11:28 AM
have seen reports of carriers throttling so that email ports are open until the start of the next billing cycle, have not seen any documentation on what they actually throttle down to, so it is all speculation.
There not soft capping because they wont give you a number for what they call the top 5%. They have me throttled to 0.16mbps download and any where from 0.62mbps to 0.89mbps upload. The download stays the same regardless of where im at in the world on what kind of service i have. I can get email on occasions, as long as they dont have attachments. Everything else just times out.
soft cap = reduce data transmit speed of the connection to bare minimum
hard cap = turn off data transmission completely
they are softcapping. If they where hard capping nothing would be coming across the data portion of the phone, you claim you are recieving items, so it is a soft cap. As mentioned you are at edge speeds by another poster, have you even looked into the functioning of your phone to see if there is a issue with it? Maybe something you have loaded is affecting the transmisisons speeds, we discovered a interesting fault in a anti-malware product for smartphones that killed application speed, remove the app and things went back to normal, possible that there is something affecting the throttle speed.