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8th December 2012, 03:38 PM |#11  
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I too can confirm that I have been throttled at the 5GB mark using a GN2 on the AT&T network.

Non LTE is 3GB

and LTE is 5GB

I have the international note 2 witch is NON LTE BUT I gave them the IMEI from a Note 1 and i dont get throttled til 5GB
 
 
6th January 2013, 02:22 AM |#12  
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hey
Im on Verizon unlimited. I never been throttled. My usage for this month is 300Gigs.
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6th January 2013, 02:44 AM |#13  
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Im on Verizon unlimited. I never been throttled. My usage for this month is 300Gigs.

Wonder why carriers did way with unlimited plans????
6th January 2013, 04:38 AM |#14  
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Im on Verizon unlimited. I never been throttled. My usage for this month is 300Gigs.

287GB haha

They did away for the Money and such. T-Mobile has unlimated same for sprint and now U.S.Cellular.
6th January 2013, 05:15 AM |#15  
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They didn't have the foresight to upgrade/update their network to handle the large data load, and for a business, it's much better to make more money by charging your customer more for going over their data limit.

Also, I'm grandfathered in and I have the 5GB throttle down. I'm not sure how the OP managed to not get affected by their mandated limit. It actually should say it in the contract that they'll throttle you down. They discussed it in length with me when I was upgrading to the Note II because I questioned it.

Personally, I don't like having a limit hanging over my head before I'm throttled. The reason I chose unlimited from the very beginning is the convenience that I don't have to worry about going over some data limit and suffering consequences. And believe me, with all the things you can do with the Note II, it's not that hard to hit that limit, accidental or otherwise.
6th January 2013, 12:49 PM |#16  
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287GB haha

They did away for the Money and such. T-Mobile has unlimated same for sprint and now U.S.Cellular.

I understand that they did it for money and i also believe that unlimited means unlimited.
But you cant tell me that 300gb a month isnt crazy. I cant blame them for wanting to shut that down.


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6th January 2013, 02:50 PM |#17  
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AT&T still throttles at 5GB. Maybe the OP has just gotten LTE in his area. At home I've had LTE for about 4 months, and I get throttled. At work we just got LTE about a month ago and I don't get throttled. I'm at 8GB currently. Not sure how it happens, unless there's something that needs to be updated with the tower?

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6th January 2013, 03:24 PM |#18  
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Im on Verizon unlimited. I never been throttled. My usage for this month is 300Gigs.

Well a good advice for you would be to never upgrade your phone.
Verizon is killing unlimited data plans for upgraders.
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My buddy has a OG note and uses over 20gb a month every month (no home internet). He never uses LTE though. He's under the impression that it's only LTE data that is capped, everything else is unlimited. He's never gotten a warning or anything.
6th January 2013, 05:13 PM |#20  
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My buddy has a OG note and uses over 20gb a month every month (no home internet). He never uses LTE though. He's under the impression that it's only LTE data that is capped, everything else is unlimited. He's never gotten a warning or anything.

Would love to see a bill or picture of this. I have never heard this before.
6th January 2013, 06:23 PM |#21  
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Would love to see a bill or picture of this. I have never heard this before.

Me too. It seems people are confused about this throttling issue. Now ATT throttles speed is at around 0.5 Mb/s. Some people may feel that they are unthrottled on such speeds.
Thinking about it: in certain markets, the HSDPA speeds are not that good: averaging 1 Mb/s. So if you're speed drops half that, you may think you are not throttled.

I had experienced this before: Once I did not know I was throttled for 10 days. My speed was OK since I was in a market with bad H+ speeds. The market had good LTE coverage but I had a non-LTE phone. When I called later, my data for that month was at 9 GB. I was surprised because I was able to do regular things. The technician informed me that my account was indeed throttled.

So speeds are in the eye of the beholder.

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