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Are You Getting Throttled By Your Cellular Carrier?

    January 17, 2012
    Shawn Hess
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If you’re in the top five percent of data users on your cellular providers network than the following news about throttling may be of interest to you. Carriers like AT&T and others are apparently implementing measures to limit data usage for their top 5% of data consumers (especially after customers reach the 1 GB/month mark).

The following video by AppAdvice illustrates how data speeds are being adjusted after heavy data use:

Throttled devices upload speeds are similar or unaffected however; download speeds are slowed considerably. The above side-by-side comparison video indicates 2 MB/sec. on a non-throttled device versus .2 MB/sec. on a throttled device. In some cases this renders a device practically useless for downloading.