There’s some bad news for those who are on a grandfathered unlimited iPad data plan on AT&T. The carrier is sending out emails to those users informing them that it’s basically going to make the plan unlimited in name only. It has decided to throttle speeds on the grandfathered unlimited iPad data plans starting May 24th, 2017.
AT&T is sending out emails which inform users on a grandfathered unlimited iPad data plan that some changes will soon be made to their plan. Customers who are on the plan may see their speeds being throttled once they’ve used more than 22GB of data during a single bill cycle.
They may not experience throttled speeds at all times, though, as the carrier mentions in its email that users may only experience throttling of speeds when there’s congestion on the network.
This policy is similar to the one that AT&T has in place for its new unlimited data plans. Nevertheless, this is going to be a big change for those who have been on a grandfathered unlimited iPad data plan for quite some time now.
They will certainly have to make some adjustments to ensure that they don’t blow through the 22GB limit quickly and be at the mercy of the carrier for the best data speeds because when you come to think of it, using 22GB of mobile data on an iPad during a single billing cycle isn’t that difficult.