AT&T eases-up on data throttling rules

Unlimited users will get more leeway

AT T eases up on data throttling rules

AT&T will now give customers on unlimited plans more data before throttling download speeds, following pressure from users.

The company had been slowing down users when they hit 2GB per month, and restricting speeds until the end of the billing cycle.

Now unlimited users will have to reach 3GB of data on HSPA+ plans and 5GB of data on 4G LTE plans before throttling takes effect.

However, those who signed up for unlimited data, largely through iPhone tariffs, have managed to keep their original deals.

Limited unlimited

Prior to the network's policy update, customers had complained that throttled download speeds were often unusable, contrary to AT&T's claims.

Users also took umbrage that the throttling kicked-in at just 2GB when users of the equally-priced 3GB data option were not subject to the same restrictions. That ill has now been rectified.

Via: The Verge