Verizon Responds to Getting Called Out by FCC About Throttling LTE Unlimited Data

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  1. UrbanBounca

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    The worst part, personally, is that I don't have another choice. I can use prepaid, such as Straight Talk, but it's still the Verizon network, and I can't stand them even more so than Verizon.
     
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    That is the EXACT thing happening to us as well. We live in the Sticks
    and we use to get 25 mbs now its down to 3 or as slow as .04!!
     
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    The only reason I think that is because I can drive 4 or 5 miles in any direction which would put me on a new tower and my speeds immediately jump back up to 25mbps. Obviously they know where I live and are throttling me on my "home" tower. Bastages! LOL Usually I can still stream content without a problem, but there are some days there's no point, I can sit there for 20 minutes trying to watch a 7 min YouTube clip.

    tap'n on my S5
     
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    I don't' think you're being throttled at all. It all depends where I am and what server I test from.

    I can get 30Mbps+ on XLTE at work and I get 7Mbps normally at the house.
     
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    I'm at a loss as to what it is then. Simple network traffic? I doubt it. We got LTE in our area a couple months before we got our S3s. First couple months speeds were amazing at my house. Then they dropped significantly. Exact same thing happened when we got our S5s last month, speeds were in the 20s at home for the first week or two, now their pathetic. I understand speeds fluctuate throughout the day, but I've tested the speeds during different times/days etc, no difference. Of course if I leave that area/tower, they go back up. If it looks like a duck and walks like a duck.... lol

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    We were one of the first few cities to get LTE. Had a thunderbolt, LTE was awesome. Then everyone else got LTE and this is what it is today. Can't change it.
     
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