Quite a few carriers these days offer their users unlimited data plans, although in reality these unlimited plans usually come with a soft cap in which if users cross over, their speeds will be throttled. However for the most part these caps are quite high where most users will probably never hit it.

However it seems that Google’s Project Fi might have recently given their customers a bit of a fright as they seem to have accidentally sent out throttling notifications to users. One user who tweeted at Project Fi said that he had only used 4GB and that he did not think that Project Fi even had throttling to begin with, but the good news is that according to Project Fi, they claim that these notifications were sent out by accident.

In a post on Reddit, someone from the Project Fi posted an apology for the confusion as well as an explanation. “Some of you may have received a notification earlier this afternoon regarding data management. Rest assured that this was a mistake, and your service will return to normal shortly. We’re experimenting with options for users to opt in to throttle their data in certain situations. We’ve heard from many of you that it would be helpful to have greater control over data costs, so we’re looking into adding more options to do this. You can continue to use your data as planned, and as always we’ll give you choice and transparency in your plan.”

It is unclear when this new data management feature will be rolled out, but it’s something to look forward to if you’re a Project Fi user.

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