Not really, no, but such an experience is far from uncommon.
Last year, Verizon announced ( and then quickly rescinded) plans to throttle, or slow down, unlimited data users who went over 4.7GB per month.
Usually this throttling happens after you surpass between 3 and 7 gigabytes of data.
Does Verizon really slow down your data?
If you hit these ceilings, Verizon reserves the right to slow your data speeds. Verizon explained to me that “data may be temporarily slower than other traffic during times of congestion” at any point during your usage.
Does unlimited data slow down?
When this happens, you may experience reduced speeds. For AT&T Unlimited Choice Enhanced℠, slower speeds due to network congestion can happen at any time. For other unlimited data plans, your speeds may slow after you use more than 22GB of data use in a single bill period.
How do I stop Verizon from throttling data?
Use a VPN to Stop Verizon Speed Throttling. The best way to bypass Verizon speed throttling is to use a virtual private network, or VPN. A VPN service will help hide your browsing and streaming activities from Verizon.
Why is my data connection so slow?
Reset Your Network Settings
Resetting your network settings, like restarting your phone, often fixes a slow data connection. The problem is that it also resets your Wi-Fi access points and Bluetooth devices. Resetting the network settings on an Android phone usually does not require you to restart the device.