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  1. #1

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    Dec 2011
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    How to avoid a throttle by Straight Talk

    After I and many other members had issues with Straight Talk throttling, I thought it was time to create a thread dedicated to providing tips to avoid being throttled by Straight Talk. This would be very beneficial to new members just looking for info on Straight Talk (as I was at one time, just lurking), as well as current users and members. This isn't about getting around the system, it's about working with the system to avoid penalties.

    I'll start. Not sure if this is still true, but I've heard 100MB/day, 2GB a month is the safe limit. I've heard users being throttled with as little as 900MB, but not sure if they are in a rural area, lending credence to the theory that Straight Talk is more harsh with rural users, or used a lot in one day. It's also possible that Straight Talk is inconsistent in choosing how much data to throttle at. Also, avoiding streaming, tethering, and downloading might not be enough as you can use a lot of data by just doing a lot of surfing.



    Any more hints are welcome!

  2. #2

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    Re: How to avoid a throttle by Straight Talk

    My method is simple...I believe ST goes fishing with throttling to see if people even notice ..if you get throttled under 2GB that is...regardless, use what you want around 2-3GB and if you get throttled, a simple "innocent" and admitting sounding phone call to ST (and a whole lot of patience) will get you unthrottled in a jiffy. So, in other words, their limits can absolutely kiss iiitttttt.