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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

3 Responses to ATT throttles speed for heavy unlimited iPhone users

  1. Steve G Fri, Mar 02, 2012 at 1:09 pm #

    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.

  2. Daniel Rivera Fri, Mar 02, 2012 at 1:23 pm #

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

    • Bob Morris Fri, Mar 02, 2012 at 10:43 pm #

      Do you watch a lot of videos on the iPhone?