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    Funny story, slightly OT but goes with my metaphor. Once I was at a Chinese buffet where they served snow crab legs. I was on my 3rd plate (after all, not much meat in a crab leg) and the owner came up to me and started yelling "No more crab leg for you, you eat too many crab leg you put me out of business. No more crab leg, you eat fried dough ball if you still hungry" - you had to be there, me and my buddy started calling him the "Crab Nazi" (like the Soup Nazi on Seinfeld) *LOL*
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    I laughed a little bit more than I should have. Thanks man.
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    Regardless of the Terms of service violation my opinion is this. I paid for unlimited data. The data doesn't cost "more" or "less" if I tethered versus downloading files to my phone and then copying them to my laptop. When I'm home and at a friends' house that has wifi, I use it. I keep my wifi on all the time and try to stay away from having to use Verizon's network. I try to be conscientious of others on the Verizon network because there's only so much bandwidth. I happily use about 250MB/month and I have unlimited data. So far this year I've used less than 2GB combined. I'm a big power user/tweaker, but 99% of my usage is at home and at a friend's house.

    If my internet goes out at my house, I won't feel guilty about tethering for a few days. If I go travel somewhere and drink up 20GB in a month because I'm traveling I won't feel guilty. It's a give an take. I try to stay off of Verizon's network as much as I can. But when I want to use it I will. It doesn't really cost Verizon any more to sell me 2GB versus 200GB.
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    81g? This thread just wasted 84 k of my data. Pointless...
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    The FCC has ruled that Verizon can in no way restrict 4G LTE data. as part of a areement they made to get the spectrum. They can charge you a tethering fee, but can't limit 3rd party tethering apps or limit unlimited data which the consumer has a right to use as they choose.
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    Quote Originally Posted by grgguy View Post
    It's people like you that abuse the system that caused Verizon to stop offering unlimited data! 81 gigs really? I have never gone past 5 gigs in a month. If I were Verizon I would terminate your account!
    So just exactly what about the word unlimited do you not understand?
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    Quote Originally Posted by IT_Fella View Post
    So just exactly what about the word unlimited do you not understand?
    Sadly, "unlimited" really isn't. If they throttle you after a certain threshold (and they do) it's not really "unlimited". What I want to know is how they can advertise something as "unlimited" when it isn't. Seems to me if you or I tried something like that we'd be nailed for false advertising.
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    Quote Originally Posted by dautley View Post
    The FCC has ruled that Verizon can in no way restrict 4G LTE data. as part of a areement they made to get the spectrum. They can charge you a tethering fee, but can't limit 3rd party tethering apps or limit unlimited data which the consumer has a right to use as they choose.
    They DO restrict it, though. Use a vast amount of data, and watch your speeds slow to a crawl. Throttling is a form of usage restriction in my mind. Maybe the FCC should DO something about it and actually enforce their ruling.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dave12308 View Post
    They DO restrict it, though. Use a vast amount of data, and watch your speeds slow to a crawl. Throttling is a form of usage restriction in my mind. Maybe the FCC should DO something about it and actually enforce their ruling.
    Very very illegal to throttle G4, not G3 data. And only on Verizon because of the terms Verizon agreed to when buying that spectrum. If anyone has G4 data throttled or restricted they should file a complaint with the FCC via the online complaint forum here. File Complaint | FCC.gov Of course Verizon can fall back on the "to preserve network integrity" bit, but not all the time.
    Maybe the FCC doesn't do anything because no one complains.
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