[Rumor] Verizon Plans to Throttle Some 4G LTE Users on Unlimited Data Plans

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  1. dgstorm

    dgstorm Editor in Chief Staff Member Premium Member

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    I didn't take it that way... I was just bustin' your chops brother. I definitely could have cleaned it up a bit and actually like the new title better. Thanks for keeping me on my toes! :D
     
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    Dgstorm I see now what you're saying.
    hmmm well that does change things.
    If it happens to my family... were jumpin ship.
    Not puting up with that!!
     
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    Where you live does Tmo's 4G LTE (AT&T or Sprint's) speeds compare to Verizon's? If they don't will you still be jumping ship?
     
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    So Verizon is trying to tell us all that 4.7GB of data use puts you in the top 5%? I call B#llSh!t, No way is this true. Maybe a few years ago it was true, but not now days.
     
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    With the recent quarterly profits you would think they would reinvest and make their network more capable of carrying the load. With my recent move to the city I'll drop them in a minute. 100$ these days buys Internet at home and a great pre-paid plan much less T-Mobile or sprint.
     
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    If this is true, it may be enough to push me away from Verizon. I use an average of 5GB a month just streaming Music while at work. And before anyone says to just switch to a Wifi network, let me say this: standing in the middle of a golf course, there is no Wifi.

    And let's not get started on my average 2GB Web usage. Or my Twitch streams.
     
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    The abusers know who they are, the ones that use their unlimited data for their home Internet and use upwards of 50-100 GB a month, did they actual think that Verizon would not notice, the unlimited data plan is only for your smartphone "not home Internet". I also have unlimited and never went over 5GB a month since inception, I would not feel one bit sorry for the hogers.
     
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    You will not be throttled, you are not considered an abuser, the ones that go to extremes will get hammered, and they know who they are.
     
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    Sadly I doubt Verizon will see it that way. I routinely average about 30GB in the summer and about 12-14 when back in classes in the fall and winter.
     
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    I, all the sudden, don't regret getting rid of my unlimited line for a cheaper shared plan.
     
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    They're just making my decision to leave them that much easier.
     
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    Was 2gb couple years ago, now it's 4.7, a couple years from now it will be 10gb. If they throttle me from 80mbps down to 40 I think I'll survive.
     
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