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AT&T Will Throttle iPhone Internet Speeds For Heavy Users

By David Ponce

It’s funny that AT&T was just recently voted lowest in consumer satisfaction in a Consumer Reports survey. Well, when it rains it pours because things are probably going to get even peachier now. Word is coming in that if you happen to fall in the top 5% of iPhone data users on an unlimited plan, your download speeds will whittle to a trickle (allegedly 2G speeds) until the next billing cycle. To be clear, if you’re on a non-unlimited plan, then you don’t have to worry about a thing, you still have the privilege of paying for going over your cap.

So how will you know if you’re using your phone too much? You’ll just get an sms like the one pictured. There’s no firm number to stay away from, just pray that you don’t become part of the 5%.

Any of our readers gotten one of these yet?

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  • Brian Taylor

    I am pretty sure that I’m not among the top 5%. I began noticing a significant slow down about 2 months ago, but I never got a message about it. I was thinking of calling and complaining when I read your post. I had a hunch they were trying to push us unlimited users off their data plan and onto the nearest wifi. Scoundrels. The unlimited data plan was about the only thing making me stick with ATT. If they keep throttling us, then I’ll have no problem kicking them to the curb.