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    I have a TMobile HTC 8x that I unlocked and switched to SimpleMobile. Everything works great, but the internet is running extremely slow. I downloaded the speedtest.net app and it shows that I get 0.24 Mbps download and 0.46 Mbps upload. This is still somewhat usable for basic browsing, but with this being a 4g phone I guess I expected something much faster...I think 5 to 12 Mbps or so. I am suspecting a couple things might be happening. Either the TMobile phone is not entirely compatible with the AT&T 4g service (I think this is what SimpleTalk is using) and can only get lower tiers of service on an AT&T network or I have a rogue app that consumes a ton of bandwidth without me realizing it and my service gets throttled and becomes slow like this. Since DataSense is not available on AT&T and I can't find an app that will measure my 4g usage I don't have a good way of checking if I have a rogue app. There is not a ton of information available on HTC 8x and TMobile to AT&T migration either. So I just wanted to ask if anyone here used a TMobile HTC 8x on SimpleTalk and have experienced the same issues. Also, in the absence of Data Sense what is a good way for me to measure my 4g usage? Thanks in advance for your help
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    Simple mobile throttles users who aren't on the $60 plan down to 2G level speeds. Also like other services owned by América Móvil/Tracfone if you're caught streaming on these networks your service will be cut. That being said you're much better off going with either T-mobile monthly 4G or a value plan.
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    Quote Originally Posted by eric12341 View Post
    Simple mobile throttles users who aren't on the $60 plan down to 2G level speeds. Also like other services owned by América Móvil/Tracfone if you're caught streaming on these networks your service will be cut. That being said you're much better off going with either T-mobile monthly 4G or a value plan.
    There's no $60 plan anymore, highest is now $50.

    Quote Originally Posted by Jmydgtl View Post
    I have a TMobile HTC 8x that I unlocked and switched to SimpleMobile. Everything works great, but the internet is running extremely slow. I downloaded the speedtest.net app and it shows that I get 0.24 Mbps download and 0.46 Mbps upload. This is still somewhat usable for basic browsing, but with this being a 4g phone I guess I expected something much faster...I think 5 to 12 Mbps or so. I am suspecting a couple things might be happening. Either the TMobile phone is not entirely compatible with the AT&T 4g service (I think this is what SimpleTalk is using) and can only get lower tiers of service on an AT&T network or I have a rogue app that consumes a ton of bandwidth without me realizing it and my service gets throttled and becomes slow like this. Since DataSense is not available on AT&T and I can't find an app that will measure my 4g usage I don't have a good way of checking if I have a rogue app. There is not a ton of information available on HTC 8x and TMobile to AT&T migration either. So I just wanted to ask if anyone here used a TMobile HTC 8x on SimpleTalk and have experienced the same issues. Also, in the absence of Data Sense what is a good way for me to measure my 4g usage? Thanks in advance for your help
    And Simple Mobile uses T-Mobile. What carrier were you on before?
    Phone History (hopefully in order): Samsung SGH-D407 > AT&T (HTC) Tilt > Sony Ericsson W580 > Blackberry Curve 8900 > Sony Ericsson C901 > HTC Touch Pro 2 > Blackberry 9700 > iPhone 3GS > Motorola Defy > Blackberry 9650 > iPhone 4 > Nokia E71 > Dell Venue Pro > HTC Titan > HTC Titan II > Lumia 900 + Samsung Galaxy Exhibit > Nokia Lumia 920 + Nokia Lumia 521 + Motorola RAZR V3xx
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    I was on TMobile before and my 8x is a TMobile version. So are you with SimpleMobile? What kind of speeds are you getting?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jmydgtl View Post
    I was on TMobile before and my 8x is a TMobile version. So are you with SimpleMobile? What kind of speeds are you getting?
    No I'm not, but I think you should get similar speeds to T-Mobile. You must be throttled or something. Are you on the $40 plan?
    Phone History (hopefully in order): Samsung SGH-D407 > AT&T (HTC) Tilt > Sony Ericsson W580 > Blackberry Curve 8900 > Sony Ericsson C901 > HTC Touch Pro 2 > Blackberry 9700 > iPhone 3GS > Motorola Defy > Blackberry 9650 > iPhone 4 > Nokia E71 > Dell Venue Pro > HTC Titan > HTC Titan II > Lumia 900 + Samsung Galaxy Exhibit > Nokia Lumia 920 + Nokia Lumia 521 + Motorola RAZR V3xx
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    No, I am on the 45 dollar plan. Do you know at what point SimpleMobile starts throttling you?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jmydgtl View Post
    No, I am on the 45 dollar plan. Do you know at what point SimpleMobile starts throttling you?
    I don't see any $45 plan, only $45 plan I see is a 2GB wireless broadband plan for USB sticks.

    But for the $40 plan I know the throttle point is any data past 250MB.
    Phone History (hopefully in order): Samsung SGH-D407 > AT&T (HTC) Tilt > Sony Ericsson W580 > Blackberry Curve 8900 > Sony Ericsson C901 > HTC Touch Pro 2 > Blackberry 9700 > iPhone 3GS > Motorola Defy > Blackberry 9650 > iPhone 4 > Nokia E71 > Dell Venue Pro > HTC Titan > HTC Titan II > Lumia 900 + Samsung Galaxy Exhibit > Nokia Lumia 920 + Nokia Lumia 521 + Motorola RAZR V3xx
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