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AT&T Ups Throttling Threshold to 3GB

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Mar 1, 2012, 12:21 PM   by Eric M. Zeman   @phonescooper

AT&T today reacted to customer dissatisfaction regarding its network management and data usage policies by changing the threshold at which it will throttle customers. Last year, AT&T said that it would throttle the data of its heaviest 5% of users. The amount of monthly data consumed by those users is approximately 2GB. Customers who have unlimited data plans were seeing their data speeds throttled once they reached that threshold. Now, AT&T said it will not throttle the data of its 3G unlimited data plan customers until they reach 3GB of data usage in one billing cycle. They will be warned when they approach the limit, and throttled for the remainder of the billing cycle if they exceed it. The next time customers exceed 3GB in a month, their speeds will be reduced without a text message warning. For customers with LTE 4G phones, the throttling threshold is 5GB, and the same terms apply.

more info at AT&T »
more info at The Verge »



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I would feel better if bluecoyote Mar 1, 2012, 5:50 PM
Here is the article AT&T reffers to in regards to customer's initial outcry about the policy. Stryphor Mar 2, 2012, 9:19 PM
Why so negative? Dey Terkuh Jobes Mar 5, 2012, 8:55 AM
Unlimited is Unlimited MadFatMan Mar 1, 2012, 11:54 PM
UNLIMITED IS UNLIMITED MadFatMan Mar 1, 2012, 3:38 PM
Sympathy for the Devil MadFatMan Mar 4, 2012, 7:56 AM
Unlimited means Unlimited wellinator Mar 1, 2012, 7:45 PM
interesting... Tomdg07 Mar 1, 2012, 1:10 PM
Business 101 whatwhatjbdo Mar 1, 2012, 8:14 PM
You know who doesn't have to worry about this? Simply_Eric Mar 3, 2012, 10:18 AM
Stryphor truthinsuffering Mar 2, 2012, 11:51 PM
My $.02 jrfdsf Mar 2, 2012, 7:38 PM
Throttled at 2gb is a lie.... Starter69 Mar 2, 2012, 6:16 PM
How kind of AT&T to give an extra 1GB of "unthrottled" unimited data furyx639 Mar 2, 2012, 3:23 PM
Heavy AT&T users should AOL a truly UNLIMITED LTE Data Plan on Ebay tether Mar 2, 2012, 1:05 PM
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