Sprint ad knocking VZW data throttling?

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    So my question is...Does VZW really throttle data for people with high usage. It has been discussed in other forums but wanted an opinion here or a VZW rep that actually knows.
    Alot of people do tether their phones which does increase usage.however i do not and id assume the average person going to buy a smartphone these days do not know how to tether. I use my phone how it is advertised to me....streaming video, streaming music, browsing pages, all the above.
    That being said how can companies advertise phones that do all of this and then throttle...i mean really 4G streaming netflix
    My first month streaming netflix im over 3gb with half the billing cycle remaining
     
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    The ad knocks TMO for throttling. Watch it again and pay attention.

    VZW and at&t are knocked for their caps.

    The same way others cap data.
     
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    You're promised unlimited data, not any promised speed...
     
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    Sprint will eventually do the same.
     
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    Yep but can't blame them for taking advantage of being the only one left. I just feel sorry for the people who left Verizon to go to Sprint because they think Dan Hesse cares about them or something haha...
     
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    But haven't you seen his commercials, he looks so sincere.

    To be or not to be........................wait what was the question? This signature has been Tapatalk approved.
     
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    very good point sorry i missed that, does anyone notice a throttle on VZW?
    as being promised unlimited data and not speeds, can you really expect to stay under 2gb using the phone as advertised...why move to a 4G phone if you cannot fully utilize it.
     
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    yeah it sucks for those who use their data legitimately, and that number will go up as more people get 4G phones, but we don't know what Verizon considers "heavy usage", could be high as 10GB a month or low as 3GB, it's all speculation and we also don't know how low they throttle speeds. I've never been throttled, but then I've only hit 1GB once I think, if that...
     
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    haha yeah looks like a nice guy, but sprint switching to tiers is almost a certainty, especially if they start getting a ton of customers

    i guess i just cant fathom going to a crappy network just to use unlimited data that i don't use anyway, just to prove some backwards point...i mean some people are switching to sprint even though they're grandfathered in Verizon, just out of principle. That's just silly.

    Let me edit that...some people are "threatening" to switch to Sprint...we all know that it's all talk...
     
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    I have not noticed my data throttled. Right now I get to deal with a lot of lte fluctuations... :( .
     
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    Verizon probably starts throttling data users at around 10-30 gbs a month, using 1-5 gbs a month is not that much data, I know someone who used 127 gbs of data in one month so you really shouldn't worry about throttling unless your starting to hit over 10 gb's a month. When my area gets LTE and I get my new phone, I'm probably going to be averaging anywhere from 10-30 gb's. Delicious full HD netflix streaming to any TV I want through my phone. Sounds too perfect.
    Edit:^^ worse phone selection on sprint? Verizon has the worst android phone lineup in the US in my opinion. You have the choice of power on a slower 3g network, or you have single cores on the faster 4g network. At least on sprint you get the best of both worlds. Even if their 4g is crap.
     
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    I use about 2-4gb every month and I haven't experienced any throttling. I know that's not exactly super heavy use, but 4gb is pretty substantial.

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    Vigor. The HTC Vigor is verizons :icon_ nono2: That thing is all that I can see right now.
     
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    You can see a phone thats not currently out!? ;) I'm talkin bout released phones not rumored phones. Who knows, that could be the first HTC mid tier 4G phone.
     
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