ATT 3G slow down?

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  1. MikesTooLz

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    anyone else notice the slower 3g speeds ever since the ipad launched?

    i used to get between 1-2mbps on my iphone 3gs.

    now im doing speed tests and getting between 200-700kbps
     
    #1 MikesTooLz, May 28, 2010
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    I was using a Sprint MiFi yesterday, and getting 767kbps, so I guess it wasn't as bad as I thought.
     
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    Back to the subject....

    With as many 3G iPads already sold and the fact they use a lot of data/bandwidth I'm really not surprised by this. I wonder if AT&T has to keep the $30 per month offering for any length of time. If they see iPads using 20+ gigs per month they could raise the prices for heavy users.
     
  4. MikesTooLz

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    im thinking they started throttling EVERYONE to try and keep up with the new data demand until they upgrade to HSPA like they said they would for years.
     
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    The Speedtest app is reporting appreciably lower 3G speeds now than it did in early May.
     
  6. Kaykaykay

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    I've not noticed slower speeds on AT&T on my unlimited plan, but speeds probably with location and usage patterns. AT&T also announced throttling maybe two months ago for heavy users. I've not been using 3G as much recently, but I'm generally a heavy user and haven't noticed throttling, either. When streaming Netflix from home, I use wi-fi. I see no reason to stream movies on 3G from home.
     
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    You bumped a thread that is a year and half old.

    Just sayin....
     
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    It doesn't matter to me if you slam Apple to all and sundry. Your problem stems from carrier limits, not iPad, though. You can ditch Apple, but you'll run up against carrier limits with all hardware.

    All carriers are throttling high usage, and you're streaming tons of data daily. No 3G plan will allow that, now that tablet and smart phone use has spread.

    No hardware company, Apple or otherwise, promises users unlimited data. That's totally dependent on the buyer, whether you buy wi-fi, my-fi, 3G, tether or whatever. The hardware is fast, but it works only if you buy data access to match.
     
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    When the unlimited plan was sold, it was unlimited. There was a tech blog that tested it by running video endlessly. I remember reading it. So what the Apple sales rep told you was accurate at the time.

    You bought unlimited from AT&T, not Apple, though. All carriers have the right to change terms, prices, data services. Neither Apple, nor any other hardware company, has control of what carriers do. If you were under another impression, you were wrong. You might note that AT&T, not Apple, bills you for unlimited.
     
  10. Gabriel1

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    I didn't think Apple sold any plans, just the devices but I'm happy to be proved wrong. By the sound of it you need to be talking to whoever your data account is with.

    The Archangel
     
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