Verizon Planning on "Turbo" Network Speed Mode with Micro-Transaction Tiered Data

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  1. dgstorm

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    Apparently, Verizon is developing a new network optimization API that will create a "Turbo" speed mode for certain apps. The tool they are developing will be able to dynamically allocate more network bandwidth to your downloads depending on the app, like streaming video or large downloads during peak hours. Of course, there is always a catch, and in this case, the catch is that you will be charged a small fee from a micro-transaction API every time you use this "Turbo Mode" feature. Here is a quote from Hugh Fletcher, of Verizon,
    Fletcher made it clear that this new feature will be optional, and their intention is to get closer to guaranteeing a good quality of service even during high network congestion.

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    Source: PhoneArena
     
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    Yet another way to nickel and dime...
     
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    I wonder if it plays the invincible Mario theme with little cha-ching sounds in the background when you activate it.
     
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    LOL too funny!
     
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    This is a bunch of dooodoo, so basically this is saying that my connection isnt as fast as it can be all the time. Which means are we being throttled? o_O Just saying, i think i want my network to be giving me the best service it can give to me all the time....not for a fee on top of what we already pay for. If they do implement this, then i hope it fails miserably.
     
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    So, those of us who don't give VZW extra money will get a slower connection because someone else paid VZW for additional bandwidth.
     
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    This.

    Basically they are charging more to cover a shortcoming of their network?? Seriously!@?
     
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    If I'm supposed to get 8-12mbps on LTE, why should I pay a premium to increase it from 5 to 8? If I was getting the advertised 8mbps I don't see any reason I'd need to pay for more. I suppose if someone was paying for a tethering plan (unlimited on LTE), then maybe you need a bit more bandwidth to play that hi-def Netflicks over your PS3.
     
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    WTF Verizon. :furious:
     
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    #occupyverizon ?????:blink:
     
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    #occupyverizion If they dont like the customers using their networks then why would they sell their usage to us?
     
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    I hope it's like the old 286/386's with a turbo button and a clock speed window!!!!
     
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