The short answer is that it is not related. Thumb Cellular offers and has customers on different use plans. Some plans allow unlimited GB/month for a set fee. Other plans call for a monthly fee that permits 15GB/month, with the customer paying a particular fee for use beyond 15GB/month.
Generally speaking, though, network management practices Thumb Cellular implements in a period of congestion is separate from any GB/month use limit that a customer's plan may set. Congestion management is based on real-time Internet activity. Its goal is to avoid congestion on our network that is being caused by the heaviest users – regardless of whether any of those users have exceeded any applicable GB/month cap.
Having said that, however, we reiterate the information noted under Question # 2 above as to certain specific limits for particular users under specific data use plans:
- If a Thumb Cellular customer is on an "Unlimited Data Use" plan (unlimited data use for a set dollar amount) and that customer has exceeded 15GB in a month, then customer will be capped at 256 Kbps upload and 512 Kbps download speeds.
- If a customer is on a plan allowing them 15GB per month for a set fee with charges for use beyond that 15GB limit, then Thumb Cellular may implement similar speed caps.
- All Thumb Cellular customers are limited to 1Mbps at all times.