Looks like Verizon is throttling my connection

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  1. cybertec69

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    I have the unlimited data plan, first time I ever went over 7 gigs, and now my connection has hit the skids, anyone else experience this.
     
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    Net neutrality is over and, as usual, the consumer is screwed.
     
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    How many tests over what time period, what did you use to test, what were the transfer rates, and was this in different areas so you can be sure it isn't a saturated cell?
     
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    I am getting 1 MB download and around 2 MB upload, same location I was previously getting 30 plus MB download speeds, I have tried a few different locations and the same results, some even less than 1 MB download speed, this is absurd. Just did another test, ping to the server is 59 download speed is .5 MB and upload 1 MB.
     
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    It looks like they want us unlimited customers to just vanish, as they are not making as much $ with us as with the rest of the caped data users. The $ is in the data now, phone and text is just there so they can gauge you with their data plans.
     
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    i use hundreds of gigs a month and never had any lasting slow down that couldn't be dismissed as a temporary network issue.
    i doubt there was more than a month or 2 in the last 5 years that i didnt go some where between 100 and 800g.
     
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    You using up all my Data :)
     
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    OK - presuming you are using the Speedtest, and if you're not you should be. I don't believe you are being throttled. It is either your phone or the area you are in. If you have not already, suggest you try running Speedtest on Wifi and see if that too is lagging. Also, if you have not already done it, do a one minute battery pull and repeat the tests.
     
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    No slow down for me. Currently at 25gigs of usage.
     
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    All you data hogs are the reason why Verizon charges such high prices ;-)

    Sent from my Galaxy S4 using Droid Forums
     
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