Data speed throttling?

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I just got the koodo 10gb plan yesterday and was curious if koodo data is throttled at a certain point I know other carriers will throttle your speeds back when you hit 5gb or 7gb etc. I was just wondering if koodo does this as well and if so at what point do they do it? Thanks
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Posted 7 months ago

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Dinh, Mobile Master

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Koodo use  "shock free data". Your data will stop if you reach 100%. You must agree to use more data, and pay-per-use rate apply.

However, make sure you setup notification properly in your selfserve, or it might accidentally be turned off.
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I know that I was just wondering if they slow your speeds down at a certain point like if you use half your data or a certain amount of GB’s your speeds decrease to an extent?
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The throttling issue is usually in the fine print for US-based plans that offer "unlimited" services once you have reached a defined threshold, such as 50 gb. Some data functions such as using your phone as a wifi hotspot under those plans can drop your speed to 3G immediately, and streaming is often limited to phone resolutions, not HD.

Fortunately, Canadian carriers have not adopted these policies and it seems to be full speed ahead.
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When I do a speed test on 3G I’m only getting a average of 10 MB down and 0.5 - 1.5 upload and 30 ms ping located in North York. And on LTE I get around 90mb down and 12mb upload and 20 ping. Isn’t those low speeds for both ?
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In real world terms, those numbers are not bad at all. Your 10 MB down could actually stream to 3 high def TV sets simultaneously if you used your phone as a hot spot.

If you tried to maximize your usage on the 90 mb connection, you'd run out of plan money much more quickly than TV sets. 10 gig won't last very long at that rate.
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What’s with the slow upload speeds on 3G 0.5 - 1 MB isn’t that too low ? Speeds are being done on iPhone 6s
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@ricardo you may have to reset your network settings.

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