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    Wow! "Extraordinary amounts" is so vague (which I assume is the point)...

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    Yeah I don't know what that means but why not just them we throttle you to low speeds ...


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    Tmo throttles. Why can't Verizon? Man vzw really wants shared data revenue. Tmo must be hurting them.

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    Ah-ha!! I've been saying this was coming!!

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    Kicking high usage users off or getting rid of UDP all together? I'm guessing anything above 100GB's get the notification.
     
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    It may not be so much that TMO is hurting VZ but more that VZ is ready to dump the users who are staying out of contract and taking advantage of a service and plan that is no longer available. Just my opinion...


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    Yeah there are some serious abusers which I'm sure they will aim at first shot


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    It's not red that fears the pink, it's blue.

    I don't think T-Mobile is hurting Verizon at all, or at least not to where they are worried based on the numbers. Until enough people switch over and don't report back regretting it because of reliability, Verizon knows they are going to be fine. It took me years to finally feel comfortable to make the switch to (arguably) the next best carrier in att; knowing that I would save money, I was willing to pay a little more for better services.

    The company that fears T-Mobile the most is ATT because they know T-Mobile can steal customers at any time, they've done it.

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    You're talking about a lot of people then. Every time they change a plan, you can stay on the old, outdated ones. Take this new Verizon plan that came out a couple weeks ago, it's opt-in.

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    I'm waiting for something to push me. Once that happens, peace Verizon!

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    I really don't think it's going to hurt very many at all. I would bet that they will do automated analysis of UDP plans by comparing them with the new tiered plans, looking at average usage over the last 6 months to 1 year, and where the data consumption exceeds the comparably priced tiered plans by a factor of perhaps 50% to 100%, it will be those that get the notice.

    Don't forget that there are different UDP plans and with each different plan comes different pricing which translates to different profit margins. This is why I don't think it will be a set number of GB but will vary based on each user. This is a profit margin push, nothing more, IMHO. They want to eliminate the worst "abusers" of the plans but will leave alone those who are not being "extraordinary amounts" abusers (in their opinion).

    The issue is they didn't forecast the astronomical increases in data consumption that would be driven by advanced technology making phones of today more powerful than desktop workstations of just a few years ago. Also with the massive increase in video streaming of HD video, automatic cloud backup of 21MP camera photos and video, social media's mushrooming and the fact for many that their phone has all but replaced their desktop or laptop computer for all but the most intensive purposes, data consumption has leaped ahead of phone minutes as the focus of plan pricing. This had to come and I'm not surprised.

    I don't expect to receive this notice and really think that perhaps only a very, very few people in this forum will, if any at all.

    My usage shows that a tiered plan would have clobbered me with overages in January with 31GB and even more so in February but even 77GB in February isn't IMHO outside the reasonable consumption limits they will be targeting. There are some who are suspending their home internet service, installing wireless tethering apps (or rooting and hacking the same), and using their phones as the hub for their families. This is one of two groups they are targeting. There are then those who are basically blatantly and arrogantly abusing data at rates that at times exceed 100GB in a day. Those are the people who make the whole issue a point of focus for Verizon and IMHO they deserve what they get.



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