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.net.
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.
Photo: Speedtest.net for iPhone