Data throttling has become a common practice among many cell phone carriers, as they move away from truly unlimited data plans.
Defining Data Throttling
Technical Definition: a reactive measure employed in communication networks to regulate network traffic and minimize bandwidth congestion
What that means for the rest of us– cell phone carriers often slow your cellphone data to dial-up speeds once you go over your data bucket.
You have a 2.5GB internet plan and you’re streaming a YouTube video and everything is loading and working just fine, until all of a sudden all your watching is an endless loading wheel.
At US Mobile we don’t throttle your speeds on custom plans. When you buy a custom plan of 1GB, your speed will be uncapped from the first Megabyte at the beginning of your bill period all the way until your last Megabyte or the end of your bill period. If you reach your data limit, your data is shut off. However, you are always given the chance to top up your data plan for the next 30 days. This way if you think you’re going to go over your data this month you can add more data, without having to commit to a higher data plan every month.
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