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Data Doctors Tech Tips | Ken Colburn & Brandon Disney
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Original Air Date: Sep 8, 2017

Unlimited Data Throttling Test

Is your smartphone being throttled? Wouldn’t you like to know if your data provider is throttling back the speed on your unlimited data package?

Several Internet Service Providers have been found to be lowering the bandwidth of unlimited bandwidth data packages once you’ve reached a certain level of usage.

Many people do not realize it is happening, but they sense that everything seems to take a lot longer to load.

If you are an unlimited data package for your smartphone, there is an easy way to test your speeds to see if you are being throttled.

Just get the 'Ookla Speedtest' app and do several speed tests at the start of the billing cycle and take note of the speeds.

At the end of the cycle, do the same tests to see if your speeds are significantly slower. If they are noticeably slower, you are likely being throttled!

What good is an unlimited plan if your data speeds are throttled back because you are actually using it?

The link to download the Ookla app is posted at