Project Fi experiments with opt-in data throttling, accidentally deactivates customers' SIMs in the process

Project Fi experiments with opt-in data throttling, accidentally deactivates customers' SIMs in the process


Data throttling has been standard practice by carriers for years. At first it mostly applied to customers going over their data limits, but recently carriers have begun throttling certain content (like streaming services) for everyone by default, especially in the face of a less strict FCC. Project Fi has been experimenting with an opt-in (not default) throttling feature, which ended up disabling the SIM cards of some customers.


Earlier today, some Project Fi users began to see alerts that they were being throttled, such as in the tweets below.

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