Verizon PrePaid Data Also Getting Throttled Unlimited Data

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    Last week Verizon announced their new tweaked plans which essentially give you more data for more money. The new plans also feature a "Safety Mode" which once toggled on allows you to instantly switch over to slower throttled data once you have reached your paid limit. The throttled data is unlimited and you won't incur overage charges if Safety Mode is enabled.

    Sources say that Verizon will also be bringing the same treatment to the Prepaid plans. "Always-On Data" does not require you to turn on the feature. It automatically kicks in once you have reached your monthly allowance. Once your 4G limit is reached you will be dropped down to 128Kbps. That is ridiculously slow. This may encourage you to up your 4G limit or at least this is what Verizon is banking on im sure.
     
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    Are they saying you will definitely be pushed all the way down to 128Kbps? The way I read it the throttling could be as low as 128Kbps but didn't seem to say it couldn't be throttled anywhere from 4G down.

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    Safety Mode FAQs | Verizon Wireless

    Everything I've seen says it drops to 2G.
     
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    I could see it being that slow for congested towers, but WHY 2G why VERIZON... make it 3G or less.... d-bags.
     
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    You forgot money hungry.
     
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    These plans will only save you money if you are on current plan. Im on a Legacy plan paying $15/ line. If i switch to a current data plan to get these features, my 4 lines would go up $5 each and plus $10 more for 2GB more a month and $5 for Safety Mode. So it pay $35 more a month. Not saving me anything.