Hi! New here to the community and to Pepwave. We just got a SOHO on a recommendation that I would be able to use our T-Mobile iphone 5 with the unlimited (up to 50gb “unlimited”) hotspot. The iphone can have up to 5 users but the SOHO can have so many more. Also I was told that if the SOHO is used that T-Mobile it wouldn’t be able to tell where the ip address is coming from so it wouldn’t be able to throttle it after the 50GB. But here is what’s happening:
The Iphone 5 hot spot works well if connected to it even after the 50gb was used. (T-Mobile says it only throttles after 50GB and it gives preference to the customers that aren’t over their bandwith/data limit otherwise if others don’t need the bandwidth it doesn’t throttle it. And that seems to be accurate as it will slow at peak times when we are over the 50GB.) but the SOHO is being throttled all the time! It doesn’t matter if we used 5gb or 100gb on the hotspot. It is still being slowed. And I proved it by switching back and forth between the iphone and the SOHO. The iphone works well but he SOHO is slow. When we first connected the iphone to the SOHO it worked well and there wasn’t much difference in the speeds between the iphone and the SOHO. Can T-Mobile throttle the SOHO? I had heard that they can because they want you to use the hot spot as your connection and if you need more connections to buy another phone and hotspot? Is that accurate? We bought the SOHO so we could have more connections and not have to get another hotspot?