Does verizon throttle?!

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  1. jimmyco2008

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    Simple question.... Like I can't really get anyone to confirm it, has anyone experienced slow 3G as a result of overuse? Any links showing confirmation on Verizon throttling would be appreciated too.

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    I am not sure they do. Could be wrong.
    I had a few problems with an app called dogcatcher, and ended up downloading a lot of podcasts and redownloading again and again untill the settings and my phone where straight. And after looking at my usage it was up to 8 gigs after only the 4th of this months. And so far everything seems to be the same speed.

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    Yes, in talking to a vzw tech manager about unauthorized tethering, one of the tools they use to deal with data hogs is to throttle back. I am not sure the magic number but I am suspecting 5gbs, but I could be wrong about the amount of data you have to burst through before they throttle back on data speeds.
     
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    I've heard they do after 5 gigs and I've heard the top 5%. I never felt like I got throttled but I don't use that much data either.
     
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    I'm not a big user, because I use wifi mainly. But I tried the no-throttle hack and it doubled my downstream on speed tests.

    So take that for what it is worth.

    -m

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    I'm pretty sure the no throttle hack doesn't apply to the same subject as carrier side throttling. Yes I can confirm Verizon throttles almost 100% of users after 5gb. Sprint also does it. Except sprint will cancel your contract without notice if you use more than 50% of your data while roaming.
     
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    I cannot say yeah or nay for smartphones, but I know for a fact they throttle my MIFI. We have unlimitied use from being ALLTEL customers, but after 5GB they throttle us because they do not get any more money for what we use over 5. And NO ONE will remove the feature from my account.
     
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    I accually have a file named throttle in my system folder. And it has some files in it. Not sure what they are.

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