How To Tell If Your Carrier Is Slowing Your Phone Down On Purpose

There’s a rumour going around that AT&T has plans to begin throttling data speeds for the heaviest users starting this fall.

For the record, AT&T wouldn’t comment on the rumour.

Verizon has been throttling internet speeds for a few months now. It feels like a slippery slope to us.

If you want to see if your phone’s internet speed is being tweaked by the carrier, there’s a simple app for Android and iPhone called

Speedtest uses your phone’s location to ping a nearby server and figure out how fast your download and upload speed is.

If you’re using a 3G connection, your download speed should be around around 1 Mbps (shown below.) You should conduct the test at various times and locations to get a good average. Speedtest conveniently keeps a record of each test result.

Speedtest is a free for iPhone and Android.

Speedtest for iphone

Photo: for iPhone

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