Any AT&T Data Throttling Victims here?

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  1. bballrob

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    October 1 was the day AT&T was going to start throttling data for it's heaviest data users. Anyone had this happen yet?
     
  2. Jmbaker429

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    not yet. But I am on wifi most of the time. How can you tell if the do it to you or not?
     
  3. bballrob

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    Good question. That's one of the things I'm trying to find out through this thread.
     
  4. ZR_Yancy

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    Use the speedtest.net app. Not really scientific but if you have full signal and get pathetic speeds, you might be a victim.
     
  5. MuddyPaws

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    They say they will send you a message before they start throttling.
     
  6. Jmbaker429

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    I think it Is total BS that they try to control our usage. I pay for my plan so leave me alone. Just because one person uses it more than another doesn't seem fair that they can adjust your speed. Oh well. Guess that's why I try to stick to wifi as much as possible. Way faster than AT&T will ever be anyways.
     
  7. ITS ME DAVID

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    Well I live in SoCal and last wednesday we had sime serious winds and infront of my apartments 4 big trees fell and took down some telephone poles and I was out of power for 3 days and my AT&T Uverse wifi went out as well and that's still out going on a week tomorrow no wifi :(. So I been using a lot of 3G well I'm a grandfathered unlimited data plan and so far I have used 2.5gb data and my billing cycle ends on 12/20. but look at these speeds there giving me now it's ridiculous I can't even play YouTube vids and certain sites just timeout lol btw I used to get 3.4mbps dl and 1mbps up.

    When throttled I get 0.12 mbps download and .07mbps upload
     
  8. RoofMonkey

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    Maybe those winds also effected cell towers in your area?
     
  9. imutter

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    That is what I think
    that usage is low
    My son uses more and never was slowed down ....... SO FAR
     
  10. Europa

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    Yikes. That speedtest result is terrible. Have you considered switching to the 4GB Data Pro plan? It would cost $15 more a month than what you're paying now, but I'm guessing that they remove the throttling when you switch to an official tethering plan.

    How much data were you averaging before the throttling started?
     
  11. acosmichippo

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    Maybe also try a hard reboot and resetting network settings if you haven't already. Perhaps something weird happened when the service was down.

    And you can always call them and ask what is up. Like RoofMonkey said, maybe the have tower problems. No reason to jump to the conclusion they're throttling you just yet.
     
  12. ITS ME DAVID

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    Well the first 2 days after the winds I didn't get any service it would go to searching to 1 bar and edge to 1 bar and 3g then they must of fixed it cause it jumped to 3 bars and 3G and I get that everyday now which is higher then I got before the winds came. But before I used 30gb in 2 straight months and I never got throttled but this time man they got me :(
     
  13. Iloveiphones

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    They are probably still working on the tower. Maybe they even brought in a COW?(cell on wheels) Just call them and ask.
     
  14. ITS ME DAVID

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    Haha yes I'm gonna call them in abit.
     
  15. ITS ME DAVID

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    Ok just talked to them they said its due too using to much data and me being on the 5% top tiers. they said I have to wait till the next billing cycle for my data speeds to reset.
     
  16. Iloveiphones

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    That's just terrible. Soon they will start throttling capped data plans.
     
  17. Bennyboy

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    That's stupid. Sorry to hear that, hope you get your wifi back soon.
     
  18. ITS ME DAVID

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    yes sucks no wifi no 3G data it's so slow I can't even login to a website without it timing out lol I have 2 weeks Togo till my
    Billing cycle restarts but they took my $165 monthly payment no problem.
     
  19. Iloveiphones

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    Call them back and ask them how much it should be throttled because I'm only getting 0.10 download speeds, and I can't even use the Internet.
     
  20. ITS ME DAVID

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    I told them all that there manager said there is nothing they can do then I asked about getting a probate if that's what it's called for the remaining days on my Billing cycle because there is no data speeds they said no then I asked to speak to her manager she said there is no one higher then me lmao.
     

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