Do unlimited data plans without throttling exist, and is unlimited data as limitless as its name suggests? unlimited data plans without throttling
Unlimited data plans do exist, but most come with a big catch: they are likely throttled once you reach a certain amount of data usage. And if your data is throttled (manually slowed down), that begs the question: Is it really limitless?
Every provider will have a different approach on this point, including us. You may have even noticed that we don’t currently offer “unlimited” data. There is, however, a way to use our prepaid eSIM data and make it limitless. Let’s take a look at how.
What are unlimited data plans without throttling?
In an ideal world, these plans would offer an unlimited supply of data at the fastest speeds, forever. But here’s how most plans labeled as unlimited actually work: Your data starts off with a strong, fast connection. You’ll maybe use it to check Google Maps, call an Uber, back up your photos, check your travel bookings, or scroll through social media.
Things will likely then start to change once you’ve used a good chunk of your data. You’ll still be connected, but your browser and apps will likely take ages to load.
Wondering why? The answer is likely data throttling, which kicks in once a certain amount of data is used. (This can vary per provider and is often around 20 GB.) And depending on your style of usage, you might run into this after only a matter of days.
What is data throttling? unlimited data plans without throttling
Throttling is the intentional slowing down of your internet speed by an Internet Service Provider (ISP). ISPs often have a Fair Usage Policy (FUP), which often throttles data after a certain amount is used, or during peak hours to ensure “equal access” among users.
So make sure you understand how throttling will impact your data package and read its fine print carefully.
Each user will likely feel different about this, as throttling is not a deal-breaker for everyone. For those who require lots of fast data, it’s important to consider
How to get unlimited data plans without throttling
So how do you top up your data when you need more? Great question, and here’s the answer: log in to aloSIM, tap your eSIM, and then top up with a new data package.
It’s important to never delete your eSIM, as you’ll be topping up the same eSIM with more data. No re-installation required: once you top up and activate, your data is flowing in seconds.
So here’s our bottom line: if you buy 20 GB of data, we want you to enjoy 20 GB of data to its fullest. And if you want limitless data, we want it to be easy and fast for you to get more. Topping up is quick and painless, which means your data will once again be flowing at top speeds. So enjoy your travels, and keep this information in mind if you ever need limitless data.
Here are some indicative prepaid eSIM card prices: