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    Question GO Unlimited Family plan throttling question

    Does anyone know how throttling works on a GO Unlimited family plan?

    I think it is at about 22GB of usage. Is it per account? Once my account reaches that....all devices on plan get throttled? Or is it per device?

    I ask because I have 5 devices on an account and we are at about 23GB usage
    device 1 - 1.95GB / phone
    device 2 - 4.5GB / phone
    device 3 - 4.0GB / tablet
    device 4 - 11.5GB / phone
    device 5 - 1GB / phone

    device 1 is getting very slow speeds: 0.16Mbps down / 0.14Mbps up
    And is there a way to know in my account when she are being throttled?

    thanks.

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    GO Unlimited Family plan throttling question

    The 22 GB soft cap doesn’t apply to Go Unlimited. Go plans are always subject to deprioritization.

    So to answer your question, your devices are being deprioritized at all times.


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    Quote Originally Posted by pauly814 View Post
    Does anyone know how throttling works on a GO Unlimited family plan?

    I think it is at about 22GB of usage. Is it per account? Once my account reaches that....all devices on plan get throttled? Or is it per device?

    I ask because I have 5 devices on an account and we are at about 23GB usage
    device 1 - 1.95GB / phone
    device 2 - 4.5GB / phone
    device 3 - 4.0GB / tablet
    device 4 - 11.5GB / phone
    device 5 - 1GB / phone

    device 1 is getting very slow speeds: 0.16Mbps down / 0.14Mbps up
    And is there a way to know in my account when she are being throttled?

    thanks.
    A) As has been said the 22 GB deprioritization applies PER LINE on BEYOND unlimited. Go can be deprioritized from the first byte ifthere is congestion. No offense but his is spelled out on the website the difference between Go and Beyond.

    B) It's DEPRIORITZATION not throttling. There is difference. The hotpot feature is throttled at 600 kbps max. Which means it's ALWAYS slowed down no matter what. I'm on Go also and while I COULD be deprioritized I rarely am in my area because it's rarely congested here. Even if you were on Beyond there is no magic "throttle" at 22 GB. You could use 222 GB and never be deprioritized. Where line 1 uses their phone is likely congested. Or could be a SIM or device issue which is unlikely but could happen. Might help to know which devices are being used.

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    GO Unlimited Family plan throttling question

    All legacy postpaid, TDP (tiered data plans), and fUDP/Beyond unlimited (below 22 gig threshold) are at QCI 8. Beyond/fUDP, GoUnlimited, and prepaid are at QCI 9.

    All being deprioritized means is being put in a priority level behind most postpaid users. There is no throttle per say, your priority level on the network will just always be behind those that are at QCI8. If you’re in an area where a bunch of those users start dragging down the site you might find yourself starving for bandwidth. I’ve been past threshold for about 3 weeks now and don’t even notice save for a few really badly congested sites.

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    Quote Originally Posted by GusHerb94 View Post
    All legacy postpaid, TDP (tiered data plans), and fUDP/Beyond unlimited (below 22 gig threshold) are at QCI 8. Beyond/fUDP, GoUnlimited, and prepaid are at QCI 9.

    All being deprioritized means is being put in a priority level behind most postpaid users. There is no throttle per say, your priority level on the network will just always be behind those that are at QCI8. If you’re in an area where a bunch of those users start dragging down the site you might find yourself starving for bandwidth. I’ve been past threshold for about 3 weeks now and don’t even notice save for a few really badly congested sites.
    Are MVNOs at the same level as Go/Prepaid or is there some lower level than that?

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