When phone companies choose to pull back the throttle to govern the use of data, is this done at the towers with signal strength or is it done some other way? For example, I have unlimited data and keep getting notifications that I have or about to reach my data limit. A recognizable difference takes place as my phone slows to the pace of an earthworm.
Where and how does this manipulation without affecting other users who barely use data . Is controlled at the towers with signal strength?
FYI, took me 30 minutes to manipulate my phone to send this post.
Tod the Fruatrated..
Basically your imsi (International Mobile Subscriber Identity) allows you to connect to a tower and tells your provider what towers your using and how much data you have used. Then they can set a speed limit on your line once your have crossed any limits using your imsi number as an identifier for your device.
Your imsi number is your login/username for the internet. Your provider controls the settings for that login (like setting an amount of data you can use before they slow it) if you read the terms and conditions of your plan it will list the amount of data available before they slow it.