Finally! Someone from the media is talking about......

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  1. km75

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    I think its about time someone with a better platform speaks on the unlimited data issue. I for one wish we had more proponents for our cause. I mean what's the point of having a smartphone if you have to worry about being throttled? Not speaking for myself bcuz im grandfathered into unlimited but I still feel sorry for those who arent.
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    Hate to tell you.... but you are speaking for yourself.... if you have unlimited ... and you were grandfathered in... and you use a crapload of data every month.... you will get throttled so you can't possibly use that much

    This situation is so completely insane i can't even begin to comprehend why it hasn't been blown up all over the media yet... it will end up class action... and it will take care of itself.... "sort of"..... carriers will not be able to throttle users by law... then they will blame network slowdowns on us... the unlimited users... then they will have to expand the network to handle the load and pass the cost onto all users with price increases in all other areas.... whatever ... I'm soooo not suprised with anything they do anymore to keep themselves rich... screw em all
     
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    I do a lot of streaming. Google music spotify netflix etc. I use 6 to 8 gigs a month. Haven't been throttled yet. On Verizon btw. Supposedly as of right now if you have a 4g phone they won't throttle you. Just 3g users. Im sure that once the majority of users are on 4g all bets will be off. Im just hoping that more people will speak out/against this though because it is ridiculous. At the very least put some pressure on these cell phone companies and let them know that we don't approve of their tactics anyway. Not sure it will change anything but still.... Bottom line is they are in the business to make money so they are going to do whatever they can get away with....with little or no regard to the customers.

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    I may not be in the majority here but I have no issues with throttling. Minny data is unlimited which is what I get. I can use as much data as I want without paying extra but there is nothing that guarantees my speed and I have no qualms with Verizon throttling speed dirt heavy users. I think it is perfectly within their right and will never be illegal.

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    4G Bionic user being throttled right now. I have the speed test to prove it.

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    I hear you. But if they are saying that using 2 gigs is considered heavy usage then that's a little crazy. At least I think so anyway. The whole problem I have is they don't give an exact figure for what is considered heavy usage. At least they could throw a figure out there so we can make informed usage decisions.

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    Problem is that our contracts don't tell us exactly what is heavy usage. At least not that im aware of anyway.

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    I'm all for Throttling, but not the way they do it. I think the threshold should be around 30-40 gigs a month instead of 2gigs. If I was on a radio tower and wasn't able to use my 4gigs because someone was using 100 just across the street, I would be very frustrated. I know that isn't exactly how it works with cell tower traffic, but still.....those users are the ones who inspire the entire throttling game plan.

    I also know I am at risk for sounding like I am attacking those who use that much data. I don't intend that to be the case, I simply am stating that I would be annoyed if my experience is affected because they choose to stream movies and music nonstop on their phone when they have satelite tv and a stereo in their house.
     
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    Can we see it?
     
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    I did roughly 7gigs last month almost doubled from previous months on my og droid..

    Let's see with the razor i finally setup google music, motocast my video library.

    Netflix was on the d1 along with me streaming our local news every morning during my commute (1hr).

    I only have been used 4g a limited of times as i live in 3g.

    Guessing the setting up of the razor (market, emails and OTA syncing) drew in alot of that data. Never did see it being throttled @7g...
    Hopefully this was just a high month and i dont stay here...

    Oh yeah forgot i did i week of tethering as i moved... i bet that did it..

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    Even then, 1 screenshot isn't proof. It could just be network problems.

    For proof of throttling you'd have to have a series of tests done over a period of a few days after you have reached the theoretical threshold.

    I've used 10 gigs in a month and wasn't throttled.
     
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