Back in October when AT&T made it official that they would begin throttling certain users who managed to get grandfathered into the unlimited data plan, it was believed that this cap only applied to those in the top 5% of heavy users. At the time, reports suggested this top tier were responsible for using anywhere between 10GB to 12GB per month.
AT&T Unlimited data plan throttles seem to kick in at 2GB
Well it now looks like AT&T may have set the bar much lower. In fact, in certain regions, AT&T users with unlimited data plans found that they were throttled at 2GB.
Earlier this week we pointed you to Mike Senese and his blog post where he claimed AT&T throttled his AT&T unlimited data plan after he hit 2.34GB. He was taken down to sub-2G speeds (EDGE). Now we have another user, John Cozen, who has encountered the same problem after finding out he was being throttled right after hitting 2.1GB:
“I received a message during my last billing cycle, warning I was in the top 5% of my region and would experience reduced data speeds next time I reach that level of data use. I immediately checked my data usage on the AT&T iOS app.”
“2.1 GB. Less than I expected considering AT&T offers a 3GB plan for $30 a month. The same amount I’ve paid for the unlimited data plan since signing up with them many years ago. AT&T no longer offers an unlimited data plan, anyone still on it has been grandfathered in.”
Do you have an AT&T unlimited data plan? If so are you getting hit by these unfair data throttles in your region? Sound off in the comments below.