Still on that old AT&T plan that provided you with unlimited data? Well congrats to you, and you might be excited to hear that AT&T is going to move up data throttling in congested areas from 5GB to 22GB starting today.
Throttling is more common in larger cities which is why it was set to 5GB, but by changing the way it deals with data throttling, it’ll give those users still on the grandfathered plan more data before being slowed down.
AT&T released a statement today that said:
We recently revised our practices such that Unlimited Data Plan smartphone customers can now use 22GB of high-speed data during a billing period before becoming subject to network management practices that might result in reduced data speeds and increased latency.
We will notify customers during each billing cycle when their data usage reaches 16.5GB (75% of 22GB) so they can adjust their usage to avoid network management practices.
Remember that if you go over 22GB during your billing period, you will start being throttled, but your high speed data will return on the next billing date.
AT&T could be trying to start something with T-Mobile like usual, but coming out and giving more data before throttling users may not be an all out war. Sure it may not be really helping users that aren’t on the grandfathered plan, but hey, you’ve got to start somewhere to keep up with competition.
Don’t give up on AT&T just yet for those who are on the unlimited plan. If you’re still on the grandfathered unlimited AT&T plan, are you happy that you won’t be throttled at 5GB anymore? Let us know by leaving your comment below, or on Google+, Facebook, or Twitter.Source: Android Authority