Tag Archive: Throttling


When do carriers start throttling you and what can you do about it?

Here’s what you need to know about carrier throttling of unlimited plans.

You’re probably already aware that all the major U.S. carriers offer an unlimited plan and that they have imposed a limit on it if you use too much data in a single billing period. If you’re not, we’re talking about wording like this in the carrier terms of service:

On all T-Mobile plans, during congestion, the small fraction of customers using >50GB/month may notice reduced  [Read More…]

T-Mobile to increase unlimited throttling limit from 32GB to 50GB per month

In its latest move to make itself more attractive to customers, T-Mobile will soon be upgrading the throttling limit for subscribers of its unlimited plan from 32GB to 50GB. This piece of info which was first revealed by Android Central was confirmed by the “Uncarrier” itself via Twitter. T-Mobile will start implementing the change on […]

T-Mobile raising unlimited throttling limit to 50GB per month

T-Mobile is set to make its unlimited plan a bit more attractive.

After introducing free Netflix to all customers on its T-Mobile ONE unlimited family plan, the carrier is set to take another action that is sure to impress its user base while enticing customers from other carriers.

Starting September 20, T-Mobile is set to raise its “fair usage threshold,” also known as its data prioritization limit, to 50GB from 32GB. The company had already raised its  [Read More…]

Using a VPN will reportedly bypass Verizon’s video throttling

NordVPN claims using a VPN will bypass Verizon’s harsh video throttling.

Verizon recently announced it would begin throttling video streams for customers on its unlimited plans. When Verizon’s network detects a stream is coming from a video streaming service such as YouTube or Netflix, the download speeds to the device will be throttled to 10Mbps, forcing the video stream down to a resolution of 480p or 720p, depending on the plan.

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Verizon muddles its unlimited plan, will begin throttling all video

Video throttling is back for all Verizon subscribers, and it seems here to stay.

Back in February, Verizon rolled out a decent new unlimited plan, saying that mobile videos would be presented at the quality the services offered them at. Today, alongside the announcement of new unlimited plans, it has gone back on that, saying that video will indeed be throttled to 720p for most customers, and in some cases to 480p, starting August 23. Some users started noticing  [Read More…]

Verizon Wireless may be throttling Netflix and YouTube streams

Throttling seems to be an unavoidable practice these days.

Use too much data and you get throttled. Use data on a busy network cell and you get throttled. But the throttling numerous reddit users have been seeing doesn’t seem to match any conventional rules. Users on both new and old “Unlimited” plans are seeing speeds drop on two of the nation’s most popular video platforms regardless of how much data they’ve used.

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T-Mobile adds 14 video services to Binge On program, CEO defends against throttling claims

T-Mobile is adding even more services to its recently launched Binge On program, which allows its customers to stream video from select services on the carrier’s network with no data plan penalty. The new services include A&E, Lifetime, HISTORY, PlayStation Vue, Tennis Channel Anywhere, FuboTV, Kidoodle TV, Curiosity Stream, Fandor, Newsy, ODK Media, Lifetime Movie Club, and FYI.

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It turns out T-Mobile really is throttling all video through BingeOn, according to the EFF

It turns out there’s a lot more to BingeOn than “optimizing”.

There’s been a lot of talk for the last year or so over how closely T-Mobile walks the line between violating Net Neutrality with their features, and when BingeOn was announced that conversation got louder than ever. A service that promised to work with specific providers to make streaming video free, as long as you agreed to only stream in 480p from those providers. For  [Read More…]

T-Mobile isn’t throttling your YouTube videos, it’s just ‘optimizing’ them

In November, T-Mobile launched Binge On, letting customers stream videos at a reduced quality from services such as Netflix, Hulu and HBO without incurring any data charges. However, YouTube — which isn’t participating in the program — has claimed that the carrier was throttling its traffic as well. T-Mobile has responded to the comments, stating that it wasn’t throttling, but “optimizing” YouTube data.

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YouTube claims T-Mobile is throttling its video traffic

It appears T-Mobile’s new Binge On is ruffling some more feathers, as YouTube has claimed T-Mobile is “throttling” its traffic.