ATT throttles speed for heavy unlimited iPhone users

AT&T on Thursday put limits on its Unlimited Data plans, slowing speeds for 3G and 4G customers who exceed 3 GB in a billing cycle and capping 4G LTE customers at 5 GB.

They will slow down the speed for heavy iPhone users but still allow unlimited data.

I figured I must be a heavy usage user. Turns out I’m not even close, with a mere 500 MB a month or so. But then much of my iPhone usage is via wi-fi.

To check your usage on an iPhone 4S, Settings/ General/ Usage/ Cellular usage

  • Basically if you want to continue using an iphone, you should switch to Sprint. When the new iphone comes out, everybody is going to flock to Sprint and AT&T customers who currently have a previous model and want to upgrade to the newest iphone will flock to Sprint. Basically AT&T proved it’s network might be vast, but it can’t handle the load.

  • Daniel Rivera

    Had 2.75GB in Feb… close to the 3GB mark (though I’m not sure if I’m a 4G LTE user)

    • Do you watch a lot of videos on the iPhone?