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Hot spot usage
TBhouston
Sr. Member

So I got my phone Thursday and less than a week later I've used about 29 gigs of data..

 

I noticed all day I had a 3g signal (I'm in Houston) and all my buddies had 4g solid, same as I had previously..

 

So I called and get a tech who pretty much says there is nothing I can do at this time

 

He didn't go as far as to say I was throttled, but there can't be anything else.. kinda sucks right now

 

Anyone else used a high percentage of data in a short period of time and notice anything like this?

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AZSALUKI
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Could be.....they announced a while back that they were going to throttle the top 5% of data users if they needed to and 29 gigs would definitely be top 5%. I didn't even know 29 gigs in a week was possible.....lol
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TBhouston
Sr. Member

Yah..the tech was very cryptic in the conversation..

 

what i ended up doing was blocking the mobile hot spot and turning lte back on my phone

 

which is fine, i already have internet at home i was just messing with it to see what it was about :smileytongue:

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BILLYDRUID13
Member
What is throttling?
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21stNow
Sr. Member

Throttling is referring to VZW slowing down a user's data speeds on his/her device when a certain amount of data has been used.  This is normally done for those who use high amounts of data, in an effort to maintain high network speeds for all users.

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