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Registered: ‎28-10-2014
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Data not throttled or stopped?

Good morning! Yesterday I received a text to say I’d run out of data. Not a surprise as I’ve hammered it this month! However, it’s supposed to be stopped or throttled when you reach the end and mine just carried on working. Is it something that updates at midnight and stops then, or should it have happened at the point of running out? And will I get a bill for the little bit I carried on using? Thanks in advance for the help!
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Re: Data not throttled or stopped?

If on a standard consumer contract it will stop working assuming you are in the UK.
If on a business contract or abroad it will continue to work and you will be charged at your standard rate per mb as defined by your tariff.
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Re: Data not throttled or stopped?

Thanks for the quick reply! I’m on a standard consumer sim only contract. And it didn’t stop working when I reached the limit. There’s no wi fi at work but I could still carry on using the internet during break after receiving the text saying I’ve got no data left! Puzzled! 🤔
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Re: Data not throttled or stopped?

Was it 100% used or the 80% warning?
Have you checked your MyO2 to see if it concurs with the text?
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Re: Data not throttled or stopped?

Did you take out the plan with one of those bonus data promotions?

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Re: Data not throttled or stopped?

@MI5. It was 100% used up. @gmarkj. No, it’s a normal 6GB at £15.00 per month. I’m gonna try it again at work today, where there’s no wi fi and see if it still connects. I’m concerned because this forms part of the Ts & Cs we read out to customers and I don’t want to give wrong info. After all, I’m a customer myself!
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Re: Data not throttled or stopped?

Until a couple of years ago, data was throttled when used up, so you could still use messenger, whatsapp etc but you had no chance to stream anything.
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Re: Data not throttled or stopped?

@Peanut Shouldn't you be giving us the answers, or is that in an alternative universe?Smiley Wink

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Re: Data not throttled or stopped?

From what I understand, data slows down so it's virtually unusable for anything much at all. However, as you are in the UK there will definitely be no charges. Maybe you are special as you will be on a staff tariff?

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Re: Data not throttled or stopped?

Hi @Bambino You’d think, wouldn’t you! It’s in our Ts &Cs as well. I’ve never run out of data before! I didn’t get a text at 80% either! It did actually stop properly later on.

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