Tag Archives: Throttling

T-Mobile confirms speed-test apps exempt from data allowances

Fairly recently we were tipped that T-Mobile would begin excluding Ookla’s SpeedTest app from users’ monthly data allowances. The idea is that once users with data caps in place on their accounts exceeded their allowance, that the SpeedTest will still show the true network performance. On the one hand, users might be frustrated that they don’t know precisely what speed they’re limited to. On the … [read full article]

Noticing drastically reduced download speeds? You’re not alone

At the back end of last week I got sent some information from one of our readers regarding some drastically reduced data connection speeds. Since then, a growing thread on HowardForums and another on XDA-Developers seems to show that he’s not alone. I also tweeted out just before the weekend to offer some of our followers the chance to share their experience. Essentially, I wanted to make sure that people were experiencing the … [read full article]

Editorial: I Still Think Throttling Data Sucks, There I said It

I’ve long thought T-Mobile’s loose definition of “unlimited data” has needed to change and now, with AT&T at the center of a throttling data news cycle, “unlimited” is once again called into question. In fact, one AT&T user successfully sued AT&T in small claims court winning $850 after the judge agreed AT&T had sold the customer an unlimited plan and then purposely slowed him down. AT&T has justified throttling by claiming it … [read full article]

T-Mobile Confirms Upcoming Change To 200MB Plan Overages

T-Mobile has confirmed in a short statement to the Wall Street Journal their intent to change the low-end data plan to incur overage charges rather than throttling customers who hit the limit. “Customers will incur overages of $0.10 per MB when they exceed 200MB of data ($10 for 10MB) up to a maximum monthly payment of $40 with Value plans or $45 with Classic plans for data including the 200 MB add-on … [read full article]

T-Mobile Changing 200MB Data Plan Away From Throttling To Overage

According to this leaked image which hit our inbox T-Mobile is set to make a change to their lowest data plan offering by removing the throttling and returning to overage charges. This represents a major shift in T-Mobile’s data policy even if it only affects the lowest price offering. T-Mobile’s marketing approach to competitive data offerings in recent months has been their “no overage” plan so this change is definitely one to … [read full article]

Things To Look Forward To…AT&T To Implement Data Throttling

In what can only be described as a taste of things to come provided the AT&T/T-Mobile takeover deal goes through AT&T is rumored to begin throttling data plans come October. AT&T will work to curb data congestion on their network and begin to recoup some of their reputation. The throttling plan will be pretty standard with data heavy users being curbed to a specific speed once they hit a predetermined threshold … [read full article]

Breaking Down Your Data Usage, What Kind Of A User Are You?

With our recent findings of T-Mobile’s upcoming revamp to their rate plans some of you have expressed both frustration and confusion regarding data usage. We thought we would try and help you out with some acquired ninja shots. First we’ll help determine what category you fit in. As you can see there are four categories to consider yourself, the low user, average user, high user and heavy user. Low user (200MB) someone … [read full article]

T-Mobile Introducing New Data Plans For Phones

Looks like T-Mobile is preparing some major changes to their current rate plan lineup with new Family Plans and now, new data plans for phones. The new data plans will start on May 22nd and bring along four new options: $10 for 200MB $20 for 2GB $30 for 5GB $60 for 10GB These changes bring absolutely no overages to T-Mobile customers although customers will be dropped to 2G speeds when they hit … [read full article]