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    So who is going to make that precious call to customer service to get the to "fix" this problem....

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    So maybe they just up the throttled rate when there's a lot of "decongestion", just being nice to their loyal customers.

    And as utilization increases (# of devices on that tower ATM?) they scale back down to the "promised" throttled rate?

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    Quote Originally Posted by HansCT View Post
    So maybe they just up the throttled rate when there's a lot of "decongestion", just being nice to their loyal customers.

    And as utilization increases (# of devices on that tower ATM?) they scale back down to the "promised" throttled rate?
    Exactly.
    As in the Prepaid GoPhone Wireless Service is assigned a lower priority on the AT&T network. That makes sense. At peak usage times GoPhone accounts subject to throttle will experience the promised lower speeds, just like Cricket, while at non-peak hours they will enjoy a speedier data experience, unlike Cricket....
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    This guy posted this for his unlimited post paid account but this looks like how us GoPhone users are being throttled too.

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    Quote Originally Posted by vmobi View Post
    Exactly.
    As in the Prepaid GoPhone Wireless Service is assigned a lower priority on the AT&T network. That makes sense. At peak usage times GoPhone accounts subject to throttle will experience the promised lower speeds, just like Cricket, while at non-peak hours they will enjoy a speedier data experience, unlike Cricket....
    You mean prioritized lower than postpaid only when someone has reached their high speed data limit, right?

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    Gophone has the same low priority as Cricket. The whole same priority as post-paid if a HoFo fanboy myth.

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    Quote Originally Posted by b1geast View Post
    Gophone has the same low priority as Cricket. The whole same priority as post-paid if a HoFo fanboy myth.
    Written source of this info from AT&T?

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    Quote Originally Posted by b1geast View Post
    Gophone has the same low priority as Cricket. The whole same priority as post-paid if a HoFo fanboy myth.
    The reason why people say gophone is a step above cricket for priority is because Cricket's service gets run through different servers around the country to get the download speed at 8/4 for either lte/hspa. But this isn't a gophone vs cricket. Both services have advantages/disadvantages over the other.

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    Quote Originally Posted by gate115 View Post
    Written source of this info from AT&T?
    I guess the counter argument is show written proof from att that they don't? Truth is no one really knows. People assume things both ways. But standard business practices were usually prepaid was lower prioritized on the network. Is it still? Who knows. Anyone who says one way or another is just assuming. There is almost zero way to accurately test it one way or another as this wouldn't show up unless a tower was congested. So the only way to tell is to take a postpaid line and a prepaid line on a tower you know is currently being used to the max and see what happens. The one thing that is 100% true though is as a customer prepaid customer are lower priority than postpaid. Anyone who thinks otherwise is fooling themselves.

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    Quote Originally Posted by b1geast View Post
    Gophone has the same low priority as Cricket. The whole same priority as post-paid if a HoFo fanboy myth.
    Yeah but cricket is throttled to 8Mbps. GoPhone doesn't have that. If you want full speed prepaid AT&T, you go with GoPhone because you won't get the same thing with cricket. People treat it as similar priority because they're getting similar speeds to postpaid.
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    Im at 4.2GB on the $45 plan and still speedy throttled. Name:  ImageUploadedByHoFo1437591433.454225.jpg
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    So is it confirmed .5 mbps throttle now ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cell_Phone33 View Post
    So is it confirmed .5 mbps throttle now ?
    Unofficially, seems so

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cell_Phone33 View Post
    So is it confirmed .5 mbps throttle now ?
    I usually get at least 512k throttled lately, but I had a few days a week ago where it was back down to 128k.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Folstein View Post
    Yeah but cricket is throttled to 8Mbps. GoPhone doesn't have that. If you want full speed prepaid AT&T, you go with GoPhone because you won't get the same thing with cricket. People treat it as similar priority because they're getting similar speeds to postpaid.
    If the throughput speed is already reduced, the number of customers able to use the service is increased.
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