Are You Getting Throttled By Your Cellular Carrier?By: Shawn Hess - January 17, 2012
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.