At&t Speeds very slow

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At&t Speeds very slow

I have read some user that are being throttled on unlimited data. Example. LTE after exceeding 5GB on their phone. Yesterday, I measured my speeds and I had: 20714kbps download and a 9700kbps upload. Today in the same spot I got a steady 555kbps download and a 9586kbps upload. I can't do anything on my phone now. This is some crap. What kind of speed is this? 2G? Now I have to wait till the end of the month to get my speeds back.

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asnoble wrote:

I have read some user that are being throttled on unlimited data. Example. LTE after exceeding 5GB on their phone. Yesterday, I measured my speeds and I had: 20714kbps download and a 9700kbps upload. Today in the same spot I got a steady 555kbps download and a 9586kbps upload. I can't do anything on my phone now. This is some crap. What kind of speed is this? 2G? Now I have to wait till the end of the month to get my speeds back.


other option is tiered or mobile share, they do not throttle that, you pay for overages. Also, it is not the end of the month, it is till your next billing cycle which may or may not coincide with teh last day of them month

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I don't want to lose my unlimited data, so I'm in a hole. Mine resets monthly with my cycle.

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asnoble wrote:

I don't want to lose my unlimited data, so I'm in a hole. Mine resets monthly with my cycle.


then you need to start policing your data usage to make it last longer

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If you're curious 2G is like 64Kbps, 2.5G (aka EDGE) is about 300Kbps.

 

You may not be able to watch videos, but compressed pictures, web browsing, and many things can still be done on EDGE and definitely over that faster, if throttled connection you have.

 

Of course it's also possible you're not being throttled and there is just network congestion.


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It doesn't matter If you police your data if you're a unlimited plan holer. Im unlimited and I got throttled, I called at&t because my speeds were slow I asked the when do you throttle unlimited plan holders, he said it depends on how much data the none unlimited use up. It could be one gb to five gbs.
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that statement is wrong, it is not as low as 1GB, if 3GB and you exceeded 3GB yu are throttled, if it is LTE it is 5GB. Take the personsonal responsibility and police your own data usage or let the carrier do it for you

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