As posted above, I am wondering if anybody here is using T-Mobile for their home internet. I have always been concerned that if I did that, T-Mobile would throttle me after so much data was used. However, I was reading a post earlier that said they don't throttle it.
Do you mean with a hotspot? I know that in business, the unlimited plans with Verizon have two tiers and the upper tier states that after 22 gb, basically it's possible to have a lesser priority. Meaning it's not a given. An example that is used is say you're at the Super Bowl and the Patriots lost. Now every single person in that stadium wants to text someone on how happy they are, all at the same time. If you're the person who went over 22 gb, now suddenly you're experiencing retries, etc.
Also, if you have a plan that allows international, like a travel pass, it seems to come into play here. Instead of 4G, it becomes EVDO etc. This is where it matters for your carrier more than domestically due to whatever roaming agreements they may have in place.
The only thing a person can do is to try it. Because as we know what a provider says, and what they do, can be different.
Yes, T-Mobile throttles down to being unusable. I clocked it at 8kbps. There are also frequent timeouts and error messages. A 14K modem is slow, reliable and usable. T-Mobile throttling is unusable. It takes hours to load a single web page.
it appears that Centurylink is available in MN. I have them for my internet service and I am very pleased with what they have to offer. You might give them a try.
CenuryLink is pricey in NC and comparatively slow.
Which plan is that? The more I read about this, the more I think it depends on which plan you have.
You can go to https://www.t-mobile.com/isp/eligibility to check the availability in your area but I suggest you don't. The process, a few steps in, involves giving them your phone number and from that time on they hounded me to change carriers.
Just to clarify this a bit further, what I am referring to is simply having a regular T-Mobile line of service and then using it at home for internet. I am aware of the T-Mobile Home Internet, but it is not available in my area, yet. I have a spare, unlocked Netgear Nighthawk. I tried it with a T-Mobile MVNO, so I know it will work. What I am trying to determine is when/if T-Mobile will throttle their so-called "unlimited" data when used in a device like this and what plan I should select.
I have been using T-Mobile for my home internet. I have the "Magenta Unlimited 55" plan with the $15 "PlusUp Data". This package provides 50GB of un-throttled data on the phone and 20GB of "Hot Spot" (tethered) data. Note: Any "Hot Spot" data also counts against the 50GB. This month I exceed the 50GB and the 20GB. I haven't noticed any difference in data speed on the phone, so I can't tell if I've been throttled or not. On the "Hot Spot" data, I was definitely throttled down to the advertised 600kbps (verified by examining a file download speed). The 600kbps is definitely sluggish, especially if a web site is loaded with a bunch of pictures. Yet 600kbps is still good enough to view YouTube videos on the PC. Just don't try to down Gigabytes of data files at 600kbps. Updating your Garmin maps or a phone update would use a significant amount of your un-throttled data allotment and would not be feasible at 600kbps. Un-throttled (4GLTE) works very well. Throttled(3G) works acceptably for most uses.
It was the 2 gig plan. I think.
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