AT&T now throttles “unlimited data” after 22GB instead of 5GB

AT&T’s much-maligned throttling of “unlimited data” plans has undergone another change with the throttle point being raised from 5GB per month to 22GB.

In the latest iteration, customers can use 22GB of data during a monthly billing period without any speed reductions. After that, “speed reductions will occur only when the customer is using his or her device at times and in areas where there is network congestion and only for the remainder of the current billing cycle,” AT&T says.

Previously, customers with 3G or non-LTE 4G phones hit the throttle point at 3GB, while 4G LTE customers did so at 5GB. Until earlier this year, LTE users on unlimited plans were throttled 24 hours a day, 7 days a week after hitting the 5GB throttle point. AT&T finally changed its policy in May so that those customers would only be throttled when they connect to congested cell towers. That more forgiving policy already applied to customers with slower phones.

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