T-Mobile Bandwidth Throttling How Fast is T-Mobile Throttled Internet

I have an unlimited plan with T-mobile with 2GB of high-speed internet and then throttled after that. I searched high and low to figure out what speed the throttled speed would be with no luck. Yesterday was the last day of my billing cycle and I used the opportunity to do some testing to figure out how fast throttled speed was. I used the Speedtest.net app to build a baseline several times before running over on my high speed. From what I can tell, once you have run out of “High Speed Data” you are running on the EDGE network despite your phone thinking it’s still on 3G. As you can see from the results below once I ran out of High speed data I got no downloads over 85k, while shockingly uploads were consistently over 100k. Testing my phone manually set to EDGE both during and after my high speed data outage resulted in rates in line with those of the throttled 3G.

My question now I’m working on is if I force my phone to EDGE for most of my day to day use, will that data usage count against my High Speed bucket.  As it stands now, my edge usage shows mixed with my high speed use on the account page, so it will be unclear until the end of the cycle.

Entries in bold represent tests during High Speed data depletion.

Date ConnType Download Upload Latency ServerName
9/21/2011 16:17 Edge 46 82 692 Las Vegas, NV
9/21/2011 16:16 Edge 76 78 376 Las Vegas, NV
9/21/2011 9:13 Hspa 2227 1163 151 Las Vegas, NV
9/21/2011 9:11 Edge 41 106 616 Las Vegas, NV
9/20/2011 22:47 Edge 74 123 374 Las Vegas, NV
9/20/2011 22:46 Edge 65 127 318 Las Vegas, NV
9/20/2011 22:45 Edge 81 148 401 Las Vegas, NV
9/20/2011 22:42 Edge 51 170 454 Las Vegas, NV
9/20/2011 22:41 Edge 75 98 333 Las Vegas, NV
9/20/2011 22:39 Hspa 59 109 483 Las Vegas, NV
9/20/2011 22:38 Edge 51 92 440 Las Vegas, NV
9/20/2011 22:37 Edge 59 64 449 Las Vegas, NV
9/20/2011 21:11 Hspa 73 115 159 Las Vegas, NV
9/20/2011 21:09 Hspa 84 115 533 Mesquite, NV
9/20/2011 20:35 Hspa 73 116 800 Mesquite, NV
9/20/2011 20:04 Hspa 56 102 3417 Mesquite, NV
9/20/2011 20:02 Hspa 50 114 666 Las Vegas, NV
9/20/2011 20:01 Hspa 60 109 1175 Las Vegas, NV
9/20/2011 18:41 Hspa 5239 1285 88 Las Vegas, NV
9/20/2011 18:41 Hspa 3662 1041 87 Mesquite, NV
9/20/2011 18:39 Hspa 3107 1223 681 Bullhead, AZ
9/20/2011 18:38 Hspa 4439 1270 540 Bullhead, AZ
9/20/2011 18:36 Hspa 2697 1258 88 Kingman, AZ
9/20/2011 18:35 Hspa 4025 1264 523 Kingman, AZ
9/20/2011 18:33 Hspa 3425 1172 523 Kingman, AZ
9/20/2011 16:51 Hspa 1459 903 518 Bullhead, AZ
9/20/2011 9:48 Hspa 4342 1159 83 St. George, UT
9/20/2011 9:46 Hspa 3344 1248 506 St. George, UT
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3 Responses to T-Mobile Bandwidth Throttling How Fast is T-Mobile Throttled Internet

  1. Dave Branson says:

    Did you find out if data used while limiting your phone to EDGE counted against your high-speed data cap?

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