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    Do you think AT&T will ever change the 128 Kbps speed cap/limit once you go over your high speed hs

    Do you think AT&T will ever change the 128 Kbps speed cap/limit once you go over your high speed hotspot usage on the the unlimited plans ?

    To say 512 Kbps at least ?

    I highly doubt it but curious what other people think.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ng4ever View Post
    Do you think AT&T will ever change the 128 Kbps speed cap/limit once you go over your high speed hotspot usage on the the unlimited plans ?

    To say 512 Kbps at least ?

    I highly doubt it but curious what other people think.
    Going to 512Kbps is very unlikely. At 512 you can stream low res Youtube and Netflix and people would do that for hours, and hours, and hours.

    JMHO

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    Quote Originally Posted by bobdevnul View Post
    Going to 512Kbps is very unlikely. At 512 you can stream low res Youtube and Netflix and people would do that for hours, and hours, and hours.

    JMHO
    Verizon already does 600 Kbps.

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    Quote Originally Posted by VVivian View Post
    Verizon already does 600 Kbps.
    But at what price vs AT&T that started this question.

    There is no info about what plans are being discussed.

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    My point was that AT&T’s biggest competitor is already doing a higher throttled hotspot speed limit, so if AT&T starts to lose more customers to Verizon, raising their throttle speed would be one thing they could do to lure people back.

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    Hell, even T-Mobile does a 600kbps throttle.

    AT&T's is the only one that's essentially unusable once you reach the tethering threshold, and i'm not sure why it's not bumped to something at least usable for one device.

    even via Visible.. verizon customers can get essentially unlimited 5Mbps hotspot, and it usually works okay
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    Visible is truly unlimited.

    ATT making the low speed throttle unusable is 100% intentional.

    They are saying, if you want different, don't let the door hit you in the arse on your way to TMO or VZW.

    VIVE LA DIFFÉRENCE !!

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    I think AT&T would rather have their customers bump up to a more expensive higher tiered plan with more premium hotspot data, than offer a more reasonable low rate speed after hotspot usage has depleted. 128 is completely useless for streaming, but enough to check emails at a very slowly speed.
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    I'm on grandfathered unlimited plus plan using about 600gb I sometimes see throttling during peak periods but speed isn't reduced to 128kb ever

    Sent from my Pixel 6 using HoFo mobile app

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    Quote Originally Posted by rain9613 View Post
    I'm on grandfathered unlimited plus plan using about 600gb I sometimes see throttling during peak periods but speed isn't reduced to 128kb ever

    Sent from my Pixel 6 using HoFo mobile app
    This thread is talking about official mobile hotspot usage, from a phone line using the allotted hotspot data.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rain9613 View Post
    I'm on grandfathered unlimited plus plan using about 600gb I sometimes see throttling during peak periods but speed isn't reduced to 128kb ever

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    I would not call it “throttling” that’s just network management because you’re on a busy tower. Just making clarification as throttling usually is a hard limit that has been reached. I have that same plan btw and it’s awesome.


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    It is difficult to predict what AT&T's future plans may be regarding their data speed caps. However, it's worth noting that 512 kbps is considered a slow internet speed and may not be sufficient for many modern internet usage. It's also worth noting that many unlimited plans include a soft data cap or "network management" policies that slow down speeds for heavy users during peak usage times. It's always a good idea to check the fine print of your plan and to stay informed about any changes to the policy.

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    Quote Originally Posted by moriischristian View Post
    It is difficult to predict what AT&T's future plans may be regarding their data speed caps. However, it's worth noting that 512 kbps is considered a slow internet speed and may not be sufficient for many modern internet usage. It's also worth noting that many unlimited plans include a soft data cap or "network management" policies that slow down speeds for heavy users during peak usage times. It's always a good idea to check the fine print of your plan and to stay informed about any changes to the policy.
    my other SIM cards are 600kbps hard throttle when you hit the MHS limit - it's usable for anything but video streaming.. everything else loads in a respectable time.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ng4ever View Post
    Do you think AT&T will ever change the 128 Kbps speed cap/limit once you go over your high speed hotspot usage on the the unlimited plans ?

    To say 512 Kbps at least ?

    I highly doubt it but curious what other people think.
    Since you left it open ended. Do you think ATT will EVER change the speed cap? I would have to answer YES. As long as ATT remains in the industry long enough. I can't see if ATT is still in the wireless market in 50 years, for instance, that they would still have the same limit

    It may still be limited in a 1 or 2 year time frame, but it seems the market has been more toward deprioritization limits or bumping up the amount of data.
    iPhone 12 Pro is my current phone I carry.

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    Quote Originally Posted by VVivian View Post
    Verizon already does 600 Kbps.
    Really interesting, thanks for letting all of us know. Anyone who needs (usable) data speeds, just switch to T-Mobile or Verizon!

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